Lane 1 - Canada.com posts "Olympians know 'Canadians want medals'. Keeps boosting medal counts by giving our athletes facilities, coaches and health care. Brent Hayden is one Canadian counted on to bring home some hardware from the London Olympics. The top freestyler says when he joined the national team in 2002, he felt like an amateur. Now, thanks to Own the Podium, he feels like a professional."
Lane 2 - Herald Sun posts "Trickett faces her TV doco fears. IT takes a brave person to open up their life to a television documentary crew for a year and triple Olympic gold medallist Libby Trickett confesses to regretting the decision more than once. The crew from Race To London followed the swimmer as she attempted to make a comeback from her 2009 retirement and secure a place in the 2012 Australian Olympics team. She was 10kg overweight and out of shape. "I was really scared," Trickett says. "There were times when my skin folds hadn't budged and I felt like I was going absolutely nowhere and I remember thinking 'why on earth am I doing this, people are just going to see me not make the Olympic team and that's going to be embarrassing'."
Lane 3 - Commonwealth Bank posts "James Magnussen Can. #CAN your bank say they support the Australian Olympic Team? CommBank are the Official Bank for the Australian Olympic Team at the London 2012 Olympics Games. Watch C, A and N as they get behind our champion swimmer James Magnussen. http://www.can.com.au" via youtube
Lane 4 - The Baltimore Sun posts "Michael Phelps to swim in seven races at Olympic qualifying trials in Omaha. Previewing what he might swim in his final Olympics in London, Michael Phelps has entered seven races in next week’s qualifying trials -- including the exciting but exhausting 400-meter individual medley."
Lane 5 - SI.com posts "Evans' coach: 'It's fair to call her a long shot'. Janet Evans is close to finding out whether her comeback will end at the London Games. The 40-year-old winner of four Olympic gold medals already accomplished her main goal of qualifying for the U.S. trials that begin next week in Omaha, Neb. Now she wants to earn a spot in the final of the 800-meter freestyle, an event she once dominated."
Lane 6 - 9 News posts (w/video) "USA Swimming taps local company for tracking app. As members of the USA Swimming team prepare for the Olympic trials in Omaha next week, there's a new app - created by a company based in Englewood - that keeps track of their progress in the palm of their hand. Statera partnered with USA Swimming to make the "Deck Pass" mobile and online application. It lets swimmers track their personal times, goals and achievements and share them with other swimmers, coaches and fans."
Lane 7 - "Making Waves to Fight Cancer - Swim Across America Baltimore. Colorectal cancer patient, Jason Cherish and Team Bear explain why they are "making waves" to fight cancer. The team is raising money to participate in Swim Across America Baltimore, which provides funds for cancer research at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center in Baltimore, Maryland and the Michael Phelps Swim School for generously providing training and the facility for Swim Across America Baltimore." - via youtube
Lane 8 - Heritage posts "Red Cross Swim-A-Cross Plus isn’t just for kids anymore. Y-NOT Swim Livonia, a Masters team based in Wayne County, swam for the 35th Annual Swim-A-Cross Plus (SAC) and raised more than $1,700. Swimming more than six miles, Masters athletes understood the Red Cross’s call to action."