Lane 1 - Edmonton Journal posts "Edmonton trip opens eyes of African swimmers. Kenya club tries to improve its program in order to develop its athletes at home. The Kenya Otters landed in Edmonton on Nov. 17 to train with the Olympian Swim Club and to take part in the J.P. Fiset international swim meet, which gets underway on Thursday at the Kinsmen Sports Centre. More than 70 swimmers from Western Canada and the Northwest Territories will compete through Sunday."
Lane 2 - USA Today posts (w/video) "Watch Ryan Lochte finally own up to his sexiness . Ryan Lochte is featured in a new "Funny or Die" sketch in which he discusses the meaning of sexy, lists the qualities he's looking for in a lover and answers the biggest question of all: whether he's sexier than Michael Phelps. No; check that. Turns out this is not a parody. It is the real thing. Repeat: This is an actual 90-second video from People's "Sexiest Man Alive 2012" in which Ryan Lochte brings sexy and Speedos back. "
Lane 3 - The Australian posts "Grant Hackett admits 2012 has been the toughest year of his life. GRANT Hackett admits 2012 has been the worst year of his life. Hackett's marriage to Candice Alley had a very public breakdown, with pictures emerging earlier in the year of the couple's trashed Southbank apartment. He was also embroiled in a Stilnox scandal, admitting taking the drug towards the end of his swimming career."
Lane 4 - WSJ posts "Could You Pass These College Swim Tests? A handful of U.S. colleges still make students pass a swim requirement before graduating, the WSJ reports Thursday. Some institutions, like Washington and Lee University, prioritize speed. It makes students swim 50 yards in under a minute, and then tread water for five minutes. Others focus more on stamina. Bryn Mawr has students swim continuously for 10 minutes, float on their backs for one minute and then tread water for another minute. Could you pass these tests?"
Lane 5 - Military.com posts "Rescue Swimmers Place in Bodybuilding Competition. What began as a simple goal to get back into the gym and back into shape after a shoulder surgery turned into a rigorous regimen of exercise, dieting, grooming and, ultimately, bronzing for a couple of rescue swimmers from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend in North Bend, Ore."
Lane 6 - Herald Sun posts (w/video) "Geoff Huegill to join 80 yachts in 2012 Sydney to Hobart. WITH a Sydney to Hobart already under his belt, former Olympic swim star Geoff Huegill knows exactly the best way to prepare for the rigours ahead - have a baby daughter. Huegill will jump aboard the 100-foot supermaxi Ragamuffin Loyal for his second race south on December 26 under the guidance of the oldest skipper in the race, 85-year-old legend Syd Fischer. And while he expects to learn plenty from the Australian sailing legend at sea, it is 10-month-old Mila who is getting him ready for one of the toughest ocean races in the world. "Sleep deprivation, it was the hardest thing last time," said Huegill, aboard the Sydney to Hobart racer to help raise money for the Loyal Foundation charity. "But I've got a 10-month-old baby now. Sleep deprivation is something I am well and truly used to."
Lane 7 - Speedo International posts via youtube "Speedo Biofuse Technology. Achieve more from your swim with Speedo Biofuse. Super soft and flexible goggles and training aids, that shape to fit your body for maximum comfort."
Lane 8 - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian posts "Michael Phelps’ manager talks about how he did it. When managing high-profile athletes like Michael Phelps, it’s important to have a plan, according to managing director of Octagon’s Olympic and Action Sports division Peter Carlisle. But the plan can’t be just a business model, according to Phelps’ manager. It has to be a plan in which the athlete inspires people."