Lane 1 - Fox11 posts (w/video) "Olympians inspire local swimmers. Twelve-year-old Olivia Lange says she fought off butterflies as she steadied herself on the blocks of the UW-Oshkosh swimming pool. Her competition just a few lanes over was Olympic gold medalist Alyssa Anderson. A guest at the meet, even Anderson faced her own jitters outside of the pool. "It's nerve wracking because it's uncharted waters, speaking in front of people. I could be swimming in front of a lot of people, but being up and speaking is different,” said Anderson. Besides racing, Anderson and her teammate Clark Burckle gave inspirational speeches and signed autographs. Both swam in London this summer. Anderson won gold in the 800 free relay preliminary race, and Burckle took sixth in the 200 breaststroke. The champs say it's a long road for any swimmer to the Olympics."
Lane 2 - BBC HARDtalk posts via youtube "Ian Thorpe - Winner of Five Olympic Swimming Gold Medals. Once in a while an athlete comes along whose feats capture the attention of the whole world. HARDtalk speaks to one of them - the extraordinary Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. At the height of his powers in 2006, Thorpe called time on his swimming career. Sports fans were mystified. Australia was mortified. Now Thorpe has revealed that through the years of his Olympic triumphs and world records he was crippled by depression. He has lifted the lid on the mental torment that can coexist with sporting triumph." (the video is 24 minutes long but worth a look.)
Lane 3 - Best Movies Ever News posts "Michael Phelps Lands Seventh Sports Illustrated Cover With Sportsman Of The Year. Sports Illustrated won’t make it official until December 3, 2012 when they name their Sportsman Of the Year, but we’ve already learned that it will be Michael Phelps, and no one in the sporting world can deny him that honor. This will also make Phelps seventh cover for the sports publication that always sets a high standard in their coverage making their yearly event a very sought after one."
Lane 4 - Click 2 Houston posts (w/video) "Michael Phelps' mom talks about National Parent Involvement Day. Hosted By Harris Co. Dept. of Education For National Parent Involvement Day."
Lane 5 - Denver Post has "Let Missy Franklin swim for Regis if she so desires. Missy Franklin's camp remained undecided over the weekend concerning her swimming with Regis Jesuit this winter season. I have a question: If she wants to get into the pool with the Raiders, even on a limited basis, who are you to tell her that she can't or shouldn't?"
Lane 6 - Sky News posts "Magnussen set for Perth swim series. Australian swimming star James Magnussen will join Olympic gold medallists Alicia Coutts, Melanie Schlanger and Cate Campbell as part of Australia's 30-strong team for the inaugural Aquatic Super Series in Perth in January. Swimmers from Australia, China and South Africa will compete for half-a-million dollars in prize money during the January 18-20 event, with individual and team prizes on offer. The series will also encompass an elite international water polo competition featuring Australia, Croatia and China, and a mass participation open water swim in Perth's Swan River."
Lane 7 - BBC posts via youtube "Team GB dance to "Do Your Thing" - Children in Need 2012 - BBC One. Medal-winners from Team GB and Paralympics GB get together to show us their moves as they perform to "Do Your Thing" featuring Tom Daley and Zara Phillips. Donations change the lives of children right here in the UK." http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey
Lane 8- The Guardian posts "After the Games: Team GB swimmers get their suits back on ... and off. British swimmers may have failed to strike gold at London 2012 but they hope their charity calendar fares better. Swimsuits on ... and off. he event will not be televised but fans wanting to see a bit more of the athletes may enjoy the 2013 calendar, (on sale Friday, shop.swimming.org), in which London 2012 Olympians and Paralympians including Fran Halsall, Nick Robinson-Baker and Ollie Hynd, shed their swimsuits in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign."