Lane 1 - 7 News posts via youtube "Hackett suing former lawyers over pre-nup. Olympian Grant Hackett is reportedly suing his former legal team claiming a 'botched' pre-nuptial agreement has left him with financial losses."
Meanwhile news.com posts "Grant Hackett to sue over pre-nuptials with wife Candice Alley. EXCLUSIVE: FALLEN swim star Grant Hackett claims a botched pre-nuptial agreement with pop star wife Candice Alley has left him with financial losses. Hackett, 32, has launched Supreme Court legal action against his former solicitors, the Brisbane-based Mullins Lawyers."
Lane 2 - The Baltimore Sun posts "Michael Phelps, Megan Rossee break up, gossip site reports. Olympian dumped model-waitress, says TMZ. The gossip site cited anonymous sources who said that Phelps "felt the relationship wasn't going anywhere, so he decided to end it so he could pursue other options." The Huff Post has "Stacy Keibler, Michael Phelps Ring In The New Year Early With A Game Of Beer Pong."
Lane 3 - The Daily Mail posts "I'll make waves in Rio, vows Halsall after flopping at home Olympics. Fran Halsall has made an important New Year’s resolution. The British swimmer never again wants to feel the way she did in the summer of 2012 after finishing the Olympic Games without a medal. She has written it all down, just in case she ever needs a reminder, because Halsall is determined she will never feel like that again; so low she did not attend the post-Games parade because she ‘didn’t think she should enjoy it’."
Lane 4 - The Jamaica Gleaner posts "Swimming is definitely on the up'A - SAJ president highlights quality; implores sponsors to fund development. World Short Course Swimming Championships silver medallist, Alia Atkinson, who barely missed an Olympic medal when she placed fourth at the London Games this past summer, has been flying the flag for Jamaican swimming over the past few years. However, Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) president, Martin Lyn, says that the country has more to offer."
Lane 5 - ESPN W continues with "Summer on the Run. Creativity key to fitting in the miles. ummer on the Run is a 12-week blog and video series that follows former Olympic swimmer and avid runner Summe Sanders on her journey to train for Disney's Princess Half Marathon on Feb. 24. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she will share training tips, and a little inspiration, as she gears up for the main event. Use hashtag #GoRun on Twitter to follow Summer and be part of the ongoing conversation. Running twice in one day is a great way to fit in the mileage I need. I have to build up to get ready for my race in Orlando. It also helps me with time management."
Lane 6 - The Australian posts "Seebohm consigns mistakes to the past. THERE are some people who can't wait to see the calendar flip over to 2013 today, and Emily Seebohm will be one of them. As the new year begins, so will begin the new world rankings and Seebohm will no longer be so regularly reminded that she had the fastest 100m backstroke time in the world in 2012, but fell short of the Olympic gold medal. That is also the case for James Magnussen, world No 1 but Olympic silver medallist in the 100m freestyle. For the record, Seebohm set the fastest time in history without the aid of a polyurethane bodysuit, 58.23sec, in her heat at the London Olympics."
Lane 7 - China Daily posts " Aussie connection to grow stronger. China's swimming bosses are intent on sending the nation's best abroad for specialized training. According to team leader, Xu Qi, relations between the Chinese association and Swimming Australia remain close despite rumors that the Aussies' governing body would ban coaches Denis Cotterell and Ken Wood from instructing Chinese swimmers. Xu attributed China's record medal haul in London to training Down Under and said he expected the relationship to grow even stronger."
Lane 8 - Chip Chick posts "Everyone Out of the Pool! Because These Finger Swimming Gloves Are Frightening. I don’t think they’re going to make you Aquaman or anything, but if you want a little speed boost in the pool, I guess these might help. The Finger Swimming Gloves, which look like they belong in the antiseptic hospital scene of a horror movie, are basically webs for your hands. You can slip these silicone finger-covers on before you take a dip, then make like a duck as you paddle your way through the water."
NOTE FROM the17thman: As the year ends a BIG THANK YOU to the swimmers, swim fans, swim coaches, swimmer managers, swimmer agents, swim companies, pr folks and all of you for submitting links and hints for "Lane" items for each day's Daily Swim Report. I wouldn't be able to do these daily lists without all your help. Keep emailing me all those great stories! Once again, Thank You, And Happy New Year!