Lane 1 - Gawker posts "Ryan Lochte Is Tweeting Some ‘Weird Tweets’. For some reason, internet public opinion has turned against Ryan Lochte, this year's Michael Phelps. It may have been his poor leg in the relay, or his loss in the 200m freestyle. Or it may have been the grill he sported on the medal podium in the race he did win. But there are a lot of reasons to love Ryan Lochte: the fact that his Twitter avatar appears to be a photo he took of a TV screen showing his face, for example. And this sequence of Tweets, a few hours after his 200m loss.."
Lane 2 - Daily Telegraph posts (w/video) "James Magnussen cruises into men's 100m freestyle semi-finals . JAMES Magnussen has made the remarkable claim that he did not sleep for two days prior to the men's 4 x 100m freestyle relay. In his post-race interview following his heat swim in the 100m freestyle, the event in which he’s world champion, Magnussen admitted that the occasion had overwhelmed him on the opening day of the swimming."
Lane 3 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Who is Yannick Agnel, the Olympics' 'incredible' introvert? He's won two gold medals in two days at the London Olympics - outgunning US swimming star Ryan Lochte - and is set to take on James "The Missile" Magnussen on Thursday morning. So who is first-time Olympian Yannick Agnel, and how did he come to be called "incredible" by the US's most accomplished swimmer Michael Phelps?"
Lane 4 - Marketwatch posts "Swimming Helps Reduce Stress Says Speedo Survey. New international research commissioned by the world's leading swimwear brand, Speedo, has revealed that swimmers agree that swimming helps to release stress and tension, makes them more confident about the way they look and leaves them feeling mentally refreshed. Getting in the pool is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day, with 74% of those surveyed agreeing that swimming helps release stress and tension Swimming is the ideal 'feel good' exercise, with 68% saying that being in the water helps them to feel good about themselves Over two thirds of those surveyed feel that swimming can have a positive mental impact, with 70% agreeing that it helps them to feel mentally refreshed."
Lane 5 - ABC News posts (w/video) "Out Of Synch: Male Synchronized Swimming Team Barred From London Olympics. But no matter how hard they train, no matter how good they are, this team isn't welcome at the 2012 Summer Games, for one simple reason: They're men. Synchronized swimming was first demonstrated at the Olympics in 1952, and didn't become an official sport until 1984, but then it was only opened to female teams. The Out To Swim Angels are Britain's only male synchronized swimming team. Last month they wrote a letter to the International Olympic Committee and FINA, swimming's governing body, arguing that men deserve to compete in synchronized swimming as well."
Lane 6 - ABC News posts "Swimmer Comes Back From Paralysis. Swimmer Dave Denniston had it all: Twice a top five finisher at the Olympic Trials, a World Record Holder, a 15-time All-American and an NCAA National Champion. That was before fateful day in 2005 when a sledding accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, changing his life forever."
Lane 7 - Courier Mail posts (w/video) "Stephanie Rice confident ahead of 200m medley. Reigning Olympic champion Stephanie Rice says she is confident about her ability to defend her title in the 200m individual medley."
Lane 8 - BBC posts "Chinese Olympic swimmer Ye Shiwen denies doping. China's 16-year-old swimming prodigy Ye Shiwen has denied taking performance-enhancing drugs, after smashing a world record at the London Olympics."