Lane 1 - Brisbane Times posts "Rice should keep going only if the flame's intact, says coach. STEPHANIE RICE'S coach Michael Bohl admitted yesterday he remained unsure whether she would retire or return to the pool, but conceded if she hoped to swim at next year's world championships in Spain, her decision needed to be imminent."
Lane 2 - LAist posts "El Monte Lifeguards Fired for 'Gangnam Style' Video Have Almost Won Their Jobs Back. Eh, congrats on your potential triumph, El Monte lifeguards! The group of 14 city lifeguards that has been making headlines since September have nearly reigned victorious in their fight to win back their jobs, which were lost when the group went "Gangnam Style" at the pool in the name of fun."
Lane 3 - France Today posts "Yannick Agnel. The nascent star of the 2012 Olympics was a 20-year-old French swimmer named Yannick Agnel. The “French dolphin” was discovered with a shock by the worldwide Olympic audience when he caught up with American favorite Ryan Lochte in the 4x100m relay final, passing him in the last few feet of the race."
Lane 4 - NRDC posts "40 Years Ago Clean Water Act Transformed How America Views Water, Time to Do it Again. I love to swim, and when you spend a lot of time in the water, you get a good sense of how America is treating its rivers, lakes, and oceans. Decades ago, I used to swim past factories and refineries dumping polluted waste right into Boston Harbor, and I dodged sewage and oily runoff in New York’s Hudson River. I saw similar contamination when I traveled and went swimming in local waters from the Gulf of Mexico to California’s beaches. Today, our waters are far cleaner. Industry has to follow strict guidelines for discharges and cities have cut down on sewage overflows. The last time I went swimming in the Hudson, the river felt fresh and bracing."
Lane 5 - ESPN posts "Family of Fran Crippen weighs action. Attorneys for the parents of elite open-water swimmer Fran Crippen, who drowned two years ago during a race in the United Arab Emirates, are weighing legal action against the sport's international and national governing bodies."
Lane 6 - Sports Mole posts "US swimmer Ryan Lochte to appear on ESPN's 'College GameDay' panel. United States swimming Olympic champion Ryan Lochte is reportedly expected to appear on ESPN's College GameDay this Saturday before the Florida Gators and South Carolina Gamecocks go head to head in an American Football clash."
Lane 7 - Endless Pools post via youtube "Triathlon Swim Training with Endless Pools® . Swim training in an Endless Pool is like swimming in open water -- no turns, no shared lanes, no stopping. By eliminating turns you get a better understanding of your true open water endurance. More information here: http://www.endlesspools.com"
Lane 8 - US News posts "Health Tip: Treating Swimmer's Ear. Swimmer's ear, medically called otitis externa, is an infection that occurs when fluid gets trapped inside the ear. It is a painful condition that requires a doctor's treatment."