Lane 1 - The National posts "Death of US swimmer Fran Crippen was 'a disaster waiting to happen'. The Fujairah open water swimming event in which American Fran Crippen died was "a disaster waiting to happen", according to a report recently published by health experts. The lack of regulations mandating a maximum safe temperature, plus an apparent lack of supervision at the event itself, may have contributed to the death of Crippen at the Fina open water 10K event in October 2010."
Lane 2 - AZ Central posts "Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin to lead Fiesta Bowl Parade. Five-time London Olympic swimming medalist Missy Franklin will be grand marshal of the Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade on Dec. 29."
Lane 3 - E! posts "The swimmer joined fellow Olympic pool boys Michael Phelps and Conor Dwyer at a party hosted by Details magazine as part of New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Trading in their Speedos for dapper duds worthy of, well, fashion week, the trio was all smiles as they happily posed for pics."
Lane 4 - Straits Times posts "Olympic medallists to swim in Fina/Arena World Cup here. Two of the world's fastest breaststroke swimmers have confirmed their participation in the Singapore leg of the Fina/Arena World Cup from Nov 11-12."
Lane 5 - The Buteman posts "New ‘Bute Masters’ group is launched. new adult swimming group aimed at better health, fitness, fun and friendship has been launched on Bute. Bute Masters is the brainchild of island resident John Rushworth, who told The Buteman: “Masters swimming is basically swimming for adults. It encompasses the whole range of ability from casual fitness swimming to highly organised competitive swimming."
Lane 6 - Florida Today posts "Water safety experts in discord over infants, toddlers. Infant Swimming Resource intends to end child drownings through 'self-rescue'."
Lane 7 - extra posts via youtube "Ryan Lochte Takes on New York Fashion Week. Swimmer Ryan Lochte is all about the bling, with his Olympic gold medals and flashy grill -- making him the perfect "Extra" correspondent for New York Fashion Week."
Lane 8 - Mail Online posts "Here buoy! Amazing video of Jack the labrador who can spot and fetch objects in water even though he is BLIND: Ten-year-old dog lost his sight three years ago - Crowned Pet Champion in water sports category of the UK Spot On awards."
p.s. I'll be out of town in Hotlanta till Monday. Have a great weekend!