Lane 1 - Charlotte Observer posts "Charlotte Olympian Ricky Berens done swimming? Maybe not yet. As the Olympics close up shop, one of the local questions that will linger is this: Will Ricky Berens stay retired or not? Berens told me after his final race at these Olympics he was “finished” with competitive swimming."
Lane 2 - Discovery Networks posts via youtube "Beetle Shark Cage Design | Shark Week 2012. Volkswagen and Shark Week team up to create a one-of-a-kind Beetle Shark Observation Cage."
Lane 3 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Thorpedo dives in to keep flame burning. The star's snap visit to a London pool was a dream come true for fans, writes Michael Cowley. Thorpe asked where he could best share the spirit of the Olympics with youngsters - and not-so-youngsters - and turn Olympic bug-bitten Brits from fans into participants. He was told the Tooting Bec Lido and the South London Swimming Club would be the place to be, but with such late notice, how would he be able to let everyone know? The way of the world … social media. On Saturday Thorpe tweeted: ''Ok this is 4 real. i want to see the legacy for myself and jump start things before I leave. From 9am tomorrow I will be at Tooting Bec Lido in London. I will give swimming tips to those who ask and do some signings. will be great to see you! Remember it is limited capacity. so first come first serve and only people serious about swimming, whatever age or standard allowed!! lets keep the Games going!"
Lane 4 - BBC posts "GB Swimmer Michael Jamieson defends lack of Olympic medals. Silver medal winning swimmer Michael Jamieson says Team GB still did well despite only getting three medals. He said that many races showed how small the margin was in progressing to the top. Last week, British swimming director Michael Scott said that Team GB needed to become better racers if they were to compete at Rio de Janeiro in 2016."
Lane 5 - LA Times posts "Cool pools tour: Arizona. Finishing up our four-part tour of cool pools open to the general public, today we look at Arizona, where Scottsdale seems more and more to be coming the go-to spot.."
Lane 6 - NBC 33 posts (w/video) "Olympic games result in boom for sporting goods stores. Are the hours of Olympic swimming on TV motivating people to get back in the pool? There are certainly signs that the London games are mixed in the goggles and swimsuits. Even die hard swimmers are adding to their collection." So jealous of places having swim stores!
Lane 7 - The Race Club posts via youtube "Life is Worth Swimming Trailer. Own it on DVD September 2012. Narrated by: Gary Hall Sr. Starring: George Bovell and Bobby Savulich. Directed by: Richard Hall. Cinematography: Frazier Nivens and Michael Hastings. Please Like it and Share with your Friends! For more info go to: www.theraceclub.com."
Lane 8 - BBC posts "South Koreans swim to disputed islands amid Japan row. More than 40 South Koreans have begun a relay swim of more than 200km (124 miles) to islands also claimed by Japan amid a serious diplomatic row between the two neighbours. The swimmers are headed for the islands known as Dokdo in South Korea and Takeshima in Japan."