Lane 1 - ioL posts "From pool to power suit for Penny. For many South Africans the highlight of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta was Penny Heyns’s success in the pool. The swimming sensation is world renowned after she became the only woman in the history of the Olympics to win the 100m and 200m breaststroke. But these days Heyns has ditched her swimming gear for a power suit. The 37-year-old travels the country giving motivational talks to people ranging from businessmen to the youth. She is also a businesswoman, a corporate performance trainer and a swimming clinician."
Lane 2 - Kitsap Auditor posts via youtube "Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian voting reminder. Be an Informed Voter! Olympic Champion Nathan Adrian reminding voters to return their ballots early and not to wait until the last minute."
Lane 3 - The Washington Post has "Katie Ledecky, finally back in the pool. The pool was markedly different from the last one she had competed in, and for Stone Ridge High sophomore and Olympian Katie Ledecky, left, “it was really great to be back at a Potomac Valley meet and be back with my teammates.” On the blocks, she wasn’t the least bit nervous. “I’m usually pretty relaxed,” said Ledecky. Even in London, before the finals she found herself calm and relaxed. “I knew that I had done everything I needed to get to that point and no matter what happened it would be fun and the experience of a lifetime.”
Lane 4 - AFP posts "French Olympic mastermind Donze dies, age 51. Christian Donze, who masterminded France's best-ever Olympic Games swimming performance in London just two months ago, died on Sunday at the age of 51 after taking part in a mountain bike race."
Lane 5 - The Chronicle posts "N.C. Olympic heroes honored. The LeRoy Walker Outstanding North Carolina Male and Female Olympian Awards went to Cullen Jones, who won one gold and two silver medals at the London 2012 Olympic Game…Jones, a former NC State University varsity swimmer and current Charlotte resident, was North Carolina’s most decorated Olympian at the London Games. He won gold on the Men’s 4×100 Medley Relay, silver on the Men’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay and an individual silver medal in the Men’s 50 Freestyle. This was Jones’ second LeRoy Walker Award, having captured the same trophy for his outstanding performance in the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Jones’ second-place finish in the 50 unofficially makes him the world’s second fastest man on water. A versatile performer, Jones also gave the keynote address at the Olympic & Paralympic Athlete Reception & Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 29."
Lane 6 - The Australian posts "Royal Life Saving Society Australia urges government to make swim lessons compulsory."
Lane 7 - Speedo France posts via youtube "Speedo Swim Tour à Sophia-Antipolis. Speedo Swim Tour, c'est un événement Incontournable pour les amateurs de natation de tous les niveaux. Coaching personnel,testing d'équipement, rencontre de champions...Rendez-vous à Vincennes, Bordeaux, Marseille ou Nice pour une expérience unique !"
Lane 8- The Republic posts "Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner trying to pull treasured possessions off auction block. Rulon Gardner wants his Olympic rings back. And his wife's pink handgun…More recently, there was a terrifying plane crash in 2007, when Gardner, a pilot and the pilot's brother plunged into Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border. They had to swim for an hour in 44-degree water to reach a distant shore, spending a night without fire or shelter before rescue."