Lane 1 - ABA Journal posts "Florida Officials Ban ‘Gator Parties’ That Put Kids in Swimming Pool With Wild Reptiles. So officials at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have put the kibosh on "gator parties" in which children and adults have a chance to mingle, under an alligator handler's supervision, with the wild reptiles in swimming pools, reports the St. Petersburg Times."
Lane 2 - The Tour Players via youtube posts "Michael Phelps: On Golf. Michael Phelps talks to us about his new-found passion for the sport of golf, his training with Hank Haney and his outlook on the Ryder Cup."
Lane 3 - Channel News Asia posts "Swimming the hard way in Japan - in samurai armor. Walking or running in a full suit of samurai armour is not the easiest thing in the world. Swimming in it is even harder, but that's exactly what some in Japan are doing -- for fun. "It's heavy, and it's hot in here... Fan me hard," Mutsuo Koga, a 27-year-old doctor, told fellow disciples of traditional Japanese swimming at a recent meet."
Lane 4 - AL.com posts "Olympic gold medalist Aaron Peirsol to hold swimming clinic Saturday in Gulf Shores. Olympic gold medal winner and world record holder Aaron Peirsol will present a 4-hour swimming technique clinic Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Bodenhamer Recreation Center, in Gulf Shores. The clinic will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Southeastern Swimposium."
Lane 5 - Mission City Record posts "Hayden nominated for Canadian male athlete of year award. Mission swimmer Brent Hayden is a finalist for male athlete of the year at the 40th Canadian Sport Awards. Hayden tasted Olympic glory in August, winning bronze in the 100-metre freestyle at the Summer Games in London."
Lane 6 - QC Times posts "Famed swimmer tells Q-C audience: Live with passion. At 5 years old, Diana Nyad’s fate was sealed. That’s when her Greek-Egyptian father, speaking in his thick accent, called her over and looked up her last name in the dictionary. She still remembers her father telling her the word means “girl or woman champion swimmer.” “He said, ‘Darling, this is your destiny,’” Nyad told an audience of 400 women Thursday at The Women’s Connection’s first — and sold-out — Quad-Cities Women’s Leadership Conference at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf."
Lane 7 - Swimming Australia posts via youtube "BASS Aquatic Super Series Community Launch. Triple Olympians Eamon Sullivan and Adam Pine, along with London debutant Blair Evans and Australian Water Polo player Luke Quinlivan travelled to Port Hedland, WA, to help launch the BASS Community Program."
Lane 8 - Gay Star News posts "Alex Davis, the swimmer bringing the Gay Games to London. As the bid to host the 2018 Gay Games heats up, GSN meets the woman leading London’s campaign."