Lane 1 - The Malibu Times posts "Swim it to win it. China may dominate table tennis and the overall medal count, but swimming is as Ameri-“can” as apple pie thanks in part to a boy from Baltimore named Michael Phelps and the next generation he has inspired. In London this summer, Team USA garnered 31 medals overall in swimming (16 gold), while China won only 10 swimming medals (5 gold). Regardless of the medal count, I was most impressed with how the Olympic swimmers inspired my own children. While we watched the races one night in the Aquatics Center, my 11-year-old informed me that he had decided to forego playing football in the fall and would opt to swim instead. He also insisted that we visit a local London public pool so he could work on his form because “every second counts.” When Michael Phelps looks back on his career and retires to “travel the world,” I hope he knows that he won much more than medals these past few Olympics. He won over hearts and taught us to dream big, dive deep and swim it to win it!"
Lane 2 - Courier News posts "D'Arcy and Monk in hot water once more. Australian swimmers Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk may be in trouble again, after posting photos online."
Lane 3 - Hollywood Life posts (w/video) "Cullen Jones: Olympic Swimming Gold Medallist Tells You How To Be A Winner. Olympic multiple gold medalist and world record holder Cullen Jones, 28, is as impressive in person as he is in the pool. Here, he shares the secrets to his success in an EXCLUSIVE Hollywoodlife.com video interview."
Lane 4 - Sportlive posts "SA swimming legend terminally ill with cancer. South African swimming legend Dr Karen Muir, 59, who smashed several world swimming records in 1965, has end stage breast cancer and has been told she only has a few months to live, it was reported on Tuesday. Muir, originally from Kimberley, became the youngest person in the world to swim what was then the 110 metres backstroke (now 100m) in 1:08:7 on August 10 1965, Beeld reported. In the next five years, she established 15 new world records in the 110m and 220m backstroke. In 1980, she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame."
Lane 5 - Detroit News posts "Canton gives Olympic swimming medalist Schmitt golden homecoming. It was a celebration fit for an Olympic gold medalist. American flags and handmade posters for swimmer Allison Schmitt dotted the crowd as hundreds of supporters awaited the Canton native's arrival. "This is why we came to Canton," her father, Ralph Schmitt, said. "It's a community. It's so special. Everybody's out there and they have always supported Allison. This is just amazing, looking out and seeing all these people."
Lane 6 - USA Swimming posts via youtube "Summer Sanders for SwimToday. SA Swimming, Speedo USA and two-time Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders will join forces this summer to help grow participation in swimming as part of a new, national swimming campaign called SwimToday, now live at www.swimtoday.org."
Lane 7 - USA Swimming posts via youtube "We are America's Swim Team. You're part of americas swim team - a tight-knit, unique group of competitive swimmers who are more at home in the water than on land."
Lane 8 - Daily Mail posts "Michael Phelps 'has a gambling problem and friends fear he could squander millions away'. Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps is obsessed with poker and could squander away millions of dollars in winnings and endorsements, his friends reportedly fear. Phelps, who is the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals, has been playing poker for years and claims to have met some of his closest friends at the table. The source added that Phelps has wagered 'hundreds of thousands of dollars on poker already, and now that he's retired from competitive swimming, everyone's worried he'll be betting millions more.' Phelps is worth around $45 million, but experts have predicted this fortune could triple with future endorsements."