Lane 1 - LA Times posts "Swimmer Jason Lezak goes solo to prepare for Olympic trials. The 36-year-old, known for being a member of the U.S. relay team that helped Michael Phelps win his eighth gold medal in Beijing, sees no need for a coach as he tries to qualify for his fourth Games."
Lane 2 - "Interview! Michael Phelps at Shogun I in Baltimore, MD. Mike Van Horn from Shogun get's Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelp's take on the first legally sanctioned MMA event in MD." via youtube
Lane 3 - Richmond Times-Dispatch posts "Virginia Senior Games. Even at the Virginia Senior Games, Marie Kelleher is in a class by herself. The 50-and-older athletic challenge has only one swimmer in the 95 to 99 age category. That's Kelleher. Next year, the games may have to include a category for swimmers over 100, since she will celebrate her centennial birthday later this year."
Lane 4 - The Australian posts "No winners in the saga that offers a warning to all young athletes. LAURIE Lawrence has spent a lifetime turning underdogs into winners, but he is adamant there are no winners in the ongoing Nick D'Arcy-Simon Cowley saga. It took a new twist on the weekend with allegations by Cowley, the former Australian swimmer king-hit by D'Arcy the night the 2008 Beijing Olympic team was announced, that Swimming Australia cut a secret deal with D'Arcy for him to drop threatened legal action against the organisation before welcoming him back into the Olympic team."
Lane 5 - LA Times posts "Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau is living with his decisions. Eric Shanteau, a 2008 Olympian who hopes to compete in the breaststroke this summer in London, has taken some unconventional paths in life, most notably in his battle against testicular cancer."
Lane 6 - USA Today posts "Dana Vollmer healthy, happy with new diet, training. Dana Vollmer was the youngest swimmer in the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2000, just 12 years old. Three years later, she encountered the first of a series of medical and physical problems that would haunt her career for nearly a decade. Today Vollmer, 24, is healthy, happy and reigning world champion in the 100-meter butterfly. She is targeting an Olympic berth in that event, the 200 freestyle and the 200 free relay."
Lane 7 - Mashable posts "For Lower-Profile Olympians, Social Media a Key to Branding Success. Ricky Berens is a world-class athlete, but he’s no Michael Phelps…Berens began boosting his social presence, primarily on Twitter and Facebook, about a year ago with consulting help from the new media marketing company Spiracle Media. Since then, he’s says he’s secured sponsorship deals with BMW, Got Chocolate Milk and TYR. Those deals were made possible by a number of factors, but Berens says he’s sure his social media efforts played a crucial role. "
Lane 8 - The Independent posts "Wrath of the waterboys. A male synchronised swimming team from London is furious at the Olympic Games' ban on men. At a central London sports centre, six hairy legs emerge from a swimming pool in time to a beat before coquettishly disappearing again. This is Britain's only men's synchronised swimming team – the Out to Swim Angels – and they want to know why men are barred from the sport at the Olympics."