Lane 1 - news.com posts "New flair in beachwear. THE days of budgie-smugglers and topless bathing on Sydney's beaches could soon be a thing of the past, with fashionable teenagers displaying more style than skin on the sand. Where previous generations sported skimpy togs, modern teenagers are covering up, with a focus on "expressive" swimwear at the beach. Sean Ashby, founder of men's swimwear company Aussie Bum, said the rise of internet shopping meant more blokes shopped around for unique togs. "Boardies are getting shorter and tighter. The Speedo is evolving into a square leg," he said.Meanwhile, more young girls are opting for high-waisted, vintage-style bikini bottoms."
Lane 2 - NY Times posts "Seeking Normalcy, Swimmer Leaves the Pool Again. Knutson stopped swimming a year ago to seek treatment for an eating disorder that she feared might kill her. She dropped out this month because her family’s savings were being siphoned by her medical bills and her college tuition. After losing her USA Swimming stipend, Knutson said, she did not have the money to finance her comeback. Compounding the financial stress was the pressure she felt in the pool to meet everybody’s great expectations, a burden she shouldered throughout her teenage years, when she was a world champion and held an American record. From 2012 Olympic medal hopeful to recovering bulimic, Knutson was a high achiever derailed by her obsession with success."
Lane 3 - EW.com posts "ABC diving show: Your celebrity stars are...Wonder who’s willing to wear a Speedo on a 10-meter high dive in front of (with any luck for ABC) millions and millions of people?
1. Louie Anderson, comedian. Yeah, I know.
2. Drake Bell, star of Nick’s old Drake & Josh.
3. Chuy Bravo. If you are a Chelsea Handler fan, you’ll remember him as her personal assistant.
4. Nicole Eggert. She’s continuing the Baywatch tradition of diving in primetime (two ex-stars of the syndicated show, David Chokachi and Alexandra Paul, did the Fox show).
5. Keshia Knight Pulliam. She played Rudy on The Cosby Show. ‘Member her?
6. Ndamukong Suh. A gridiron, not reality, star. Member of the Detroit Lions.
7. Katherine Webb. Former Miss Alabama as well as an on-camera personality.
8. Kendra Wilkinson. First The Girls Next Door, then Dancing with the Stars, and now this!
Two more celebrity divers will be announced later. Hot damn!"
Lane 4 - Mancunian Matters posts "Stockport Olympic swimmer James Goddard takes to boxing ring to boost world championship hopes. Olympic swimmer James Goddard has turned to boxing world title hopeful Matthew Hatton to help him steal a length on rivals in the pool. Goddard, 29, who represented Team GB at the last three Olympic Games, has begun training with Hatton on a weekly basis at Metro Fitness gym in Stockport."
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Lane 6 - Olympic.org posts via youtube (w/video) "Two Olympic gold medals in a three year career - George Hodgson. Canadian swimmer George Hodgson was an unusual Olympic champion. At only 18 years-old when he competed at the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games, Hodgson had only been swimming competitively for three years. He was also the lone Canadian swimmer at the Games, which didn't stop him from taking his country to the top of the podium twice."