Lane 1 - The Miami Herald posts "Different Strokes: International swimmers practice in Davie for the Olympics. Swimmers from 53 countries — including 16 who will compete in London — have found a second home in Broward."
Lane 2 - nine posts (w/video) "Libby Trickett's Olympic dream. Heading for her third Olympic games, swimmer Libby Trickett has her emotions under control and is looking forward to contributing in and out of the pool."
Lane 3 - NY Post has "Too cool for pool. Ryan Lochte’s stroking toward Olympic gold — and superstardom. Last week, though, Women’s Wear Daily eviscerated his red-carpet look — a Ralph Lauren cream tuxedo jacket, velvet slippers and polka-dot scarf (inset) — from last year’s Golden Goggles, saying he looked like “a Chippendales dancer.” Un-aware of the sartorial skewering, Lochte is unperturbed. “I don’t really read that stuff. I looked like Hugh Hefner! In this world the better you do, the more haters you’re going to get.” For the moment, Lochte is arguably the world’s most eligible bachelor (sorry, Tom Cruise). He says he appreciates a woman with a fit body, but he’s done dating swimmers. “I dated a girl on my team in college. What didn’t go wrong?” he muses."
Lane 4 - People posts "Michael Phelps's Last Olympics Will Be 'Emotional,' Says Mom. "It'll be a big moment," his mom Debbie, 61, a middle school principal outside Baltimore, Md., recently told PEOPLE. "I'll pull out my box of [tissues], because it's going to be emotional."
Lane 5 - The Herald posts "Hunter swimmer recalls his Olympics. Sixty-four years after he was kitted out for the London Olympics, the 82-year-old still looks fit as a fiddle. But back in the day he was churning out lap after lap – a mile at the crack of dawn, another mile at dusk after knocking off from his job as a clerk. Mr Hallett was a man on a mission. ‘I was just an average swimmer – freestyle, backstroke, and I could just breaststroke,’’ he said. ‘‘But when the butterfly stroke came in, I guess I was just a natural.’’
Lane 6 - Forbes posts "How Cross-Training Can Make You A Better Swimmer & What Is The Best Technique Of Swimming The Crawl?"
Lane 7 - Sydney Morning Herald posts (w/video) "Ian Thorpe found watching the documentary about his failed comeback a confronting experience. GIVEN he is one of the most photographed sports stars in the world, equally at ease on a red carpet as in an Olympic stadium, it seems slightly incongruous that Ian Thorpe is uncomfortable looking into the mirror of a television screen. Stranger still, that he agreed to be the subject of a television documentary. The Swimmer, directed by Gregor Jordan, charts Thorpe's return, after a four-year break, to a swimming career that delivered nine Olympic medals, five of them gold."
Lane 8 - NY Times posts "Bearing Witness to the Mastery of Phelps. Rowdy Gaines will be an Olympic swimming commentator for NBC. Gaines, 53 and married with four daughters, sat down at the end of the United States Olympic trials in Omaha after providing color commentary for NBC, a role he will also fill at the London Games."