Lane 1 - Conde Nast Traveler posts " Would You Swim in the Seine? Paris à la Nage Takes Place Today. The Paris à la Nage swimming race in the Seine is taking place today—for the first time in more than 60 years. At the turn of the century and for decades after, the river race was a fixture on the Parisian calendar. Despite the improvement, it is still usually illegal to swim the river in Paris intramuros (lest you backstroke into a Bateau Mouche), so this race is particularly exciting to those who've been curious to jump in. Th event is divided into two categories: a 10 km race for qualified swimmers and a 2.5 km course for amateurs." http://www.parisalanage.com/
Lane 2 - myMCMedia posts via youtube "Katie Ledecky Thanks Her Fans and Shares a Story. ethesda resident and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Katie Ledecky talks about her coaches and shares an inside story from the Olympic games in London. She also thanks her hometown fans for all their support. Ledecky, who is only 15-years old, is a sophomore at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. She won the 800-meter freestyle at the Olympic games and shattered an American record with that swim."
Lane 3 - Statesman posts "UT ex Hansen blames governing body, not swimmer, for cheating. At the London Olympics, Brendan Hansen took the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke, a race in which the gold medalist, Cameron van der Burgh, has admitted he cheated. The South African took three dolphin kicks at the start of the race, but the rules permit only one. Yet Hansen told the American-Statesman he was more upset with swimming's governing body, FINA, than with van der Burgh. "I'm proud of him for (at least) being honest," said Hansen, a former Texas Longhorn who said he had no doubt van der Burgh's admission was deliberate."
Lane 4 - Curbed DC posts "Doggie Swim Day Sept 8th; A Look Back At Sold Stuff. he only good thing about summer ending is that the dogs get to have at it in the District's pools. They can splash around on Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 12 pm to 4 pm at DPR's Upshur Pool (4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW) and Francis Pool (25th & N Street, NW). Dog tags required!"
Lane 5 - 10sballs.com posts "PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHIER AMERICA AND THE FIRST LADY’S LET’S MOVE! An expert and celebrity fitness panel which included The Biggest Loser’s Bob Harper, U.S. Olympian Dara Torres and actress Christine Taylor helped the United States Tennis Association (USTA) kick off National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month on Saturday at the US Open. Dara Torres – Five-time US Olympian & Gold Medalist: “I am an athlete and a mom. To get kids initially engaged and to get them to stick to something, you have to make it fun. You need to find a program where the coach is going to make it fun. My daughter started tennis when she was two-and-a-half."
Lane 6 - Speedo UK posts via youtube "Swim Tips - preventing cramp. Swim tips from Keri-anne Payne and Speedo, preventing cramp on race day."
Lane 7 - Gadling posts (W/VIDEO) "Vagabond Tales: Reinventing The Swim-Up Bar."
Lane 8 - Blue Ridge Now posts "Boyd Campbell, 102. Boyd Cleveland Campbell, 102, died on September 2, 2012, after a brief illness. He was an active Masters swimmer and received numerous local, state and national awards. He had 83 Top 10 finishes in United States Masters Swimming. Also of note was that Boyd and three of his compadres set a Masters Swimming World record in 2004 for the Men’s 200 meter freestyle relay in the combined 360-399 age group."