Lane 1 - China Daily posts "Sun expected to rise in Olympic pool. In the pool, Chinese swimmers should make a big splash after the confidence they gained at last year's FINA Shanghai World Championships, and Sun Yang has emerged as the team's new leader. The 20-year-old broke Australian Grant Hackett's 10-year-old world record in the 1.500m in Shanghai, and will try to scoop another gold in his duel in the 200 and 400 against Korean world champion Park Tae-hwan."
Lane 2 - ESPN posts (w/video) "Sullivan, Palmer prepare in Spain. Eamon Sullivan and Kylie Palmer are expecting tough competition in London."
7M Sports posts (w/video) "Australian swimmers set their sights on Gold. The Australian swimming team are currently taking part in a warm weather training camp in Calella, in Spain. A chance to escape the Australian winter - and focus minds on the upcoming Olympics. For Eamon Sullivan, London 2012 will represent his third appearance at the world's biggest sporting showpiece. Sullivan is expecting his biggest rival in the sprint events to be Cesar Cielo once more."
Lane 3 - USA Today posts "Got Olympic gold, good story? Sponsors want you. Gymnast Gabby Douglas, track star Allyson Felix and swimmers Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin. They're already big names that you'll be hearing more about in coming weeks…But one twist to the story is that Franklin, a world champion at 17 who plans to compete in seven events in London, says she wants to swim in college. She has passed up endorsement deals because she doesn't want to give up her NCAA eligibility. "I don't think you could put a dollar amount on it," said Evan Morgenstein, President and CEO of Premier Management Group, of Franklin's marketing potential. "Over the next four years, she could be the highest paid Olympic athlete in the United States."
Lane 4 - nine posts (w/video) "Target engaged - it's Australia's 'Missile' The Missile' is zeroing in on London with Australia's James Magnussen supremely confident of trumping the world's best for the 100-metres freestyle gold medal at the Olympics."
Lane 5 - The Baltimore Sun posts "Columnist receives a call from Clary after column is posted. Jim Alexander’s column on Tyler Clary dissing Michael Phelps had been up online for about 4 1/2 hours Monday night when the writer’s phone rang. It was Clary, hoping for a do-over of sorts. But in journalism as in swimming, that doesn’t happen. “He wasn’t angry with me,” Alexander said Wednesday, a day after his column in The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, Cal., drew more than 10,000 page views and a veritable tower of babble in the world of swimming."
Lane 6 - FINIS posts via youtube "FINIS: The Story. An inside look on who FINIS is and what we stand for."
Lane 7 - The Morning Swim Report posts via youtube "MSS: Rob Butcher @USMSRob_Butcher @MastersSwimming. Coming off a successful Masters nationals in Omaha, Neb., USMS Executive Director Rob Butcher joins today's edition of The Morning Swim Show to talk about the process of getting the Olympic Trials venue. In an effort to increase the exposure of Masters swimming, Butcher wants to continue to have Masters nationals follow major USA Swimming meets, and he talks about the work he is doing to make that happen. He also talks about the upcoming Pan American Masters championships and how this large meet could only increase the scope of Masters swimming."
Lane 8 - York News Times posts "McBride competes at National Masters Swimming event. A York swimming icon took to the starting blocks this past week in the same pool the United States Olympic Qualifiers swam in just a week ago. Darcy McBride participated in the National Masters Swimming event held at the Century Link Event Center in Omaha. Saying she ‘participated’ would be a huge understatement. Swimming four events McBride placed in all four."