Lane 1 - Daily Mail posts "Jamieson puts pool before the perks and makes no excuses. But Jamieson does not seem interested in making excuses for others and expresses genuine sympathy for Scott’s demise. ‘If I were to finish in fourth place in my heat I would not be blaming a head coach or performance director,’ he says. ‘The swimmers who were expected to perform and didn’t should hold up their hands. ‘It’s not down to luck, but 100th of a second is half a metre and you could have had a medal and Michael Scott could still have had a job. ‘I was disappointed to see him go. But the team are moving forwards. I’m excited to see who is named in his place but it’s really down to us swimmers.’"
Lane 2- My Fox Detroit posts (w/video) "Olympic champion Lenny Krayzelburg opens swim academy in Michigan. The Jewish Community Center opened two Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy's in West Bloomfield and Oak Park on Sunday Jan. 27."
Lane 3 - TedX Talks posts via youtube "My Golden Heart: Dana Vollmer at TEDxSanJoseCA Women. Dana is a proud ambassador for the American Heart Association. Due to Dana's experience with a heart condition as a child, she is proud to support AHA in their mission to educate women about heart disease."
Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "And he wonders why he can't get a girlfriend! Ryan Lochte posts picture of himself in his underpants on Twitter. He claims he finds it impossible to find a girlfriend. So perhaps Ryan Lochte was hoping to attract some offers after he posted a picture of himself in his underpants on Twitter."
Lane 5 - Radar Online posts "Michael Phelps Whisks Stunning Waitress To Bahamas For Romantic Tryst. The gold medalist‘s latest gal pal is 22-year-old beauty Sarah Herndon, and according to a pal she was “swept off her feet” by the star. Sarah’s pal, who declined to be named, told Radar: “Sarah was on holiday with her family in Cabo and that’s where she met Michael. She stayed an extra day with him because he asked her too. She asked her family if she could stay another day and they were cool, especially after they found out who he was!"
Lane 6 - The Australian posts "Ian Thorpe likely to bypass tilt at worlds. IAN Thorpe looks increasingly likely to forgo a tilt at this year's world swimming championships in favour of targeting next year's Commonwealth Games. Thorpe has clearly signalled his intention to continue swimming since missing out on a spot on Australia's London Olympic team. But with world championship trials less than three months away, Thorpe is yet to confirm whether or not he will attempt to win a place on Australia's team for the July/August world titles in Barcelona."
Lane 7 - Scotsman posts "1970s Commonwealth swimming star saves teenager from drowning. A GRANDMOTHER who swam for Scotland in the 1970 Commonwealth Games has told how she saved a teenager’s life after he got into trouble in the ocean in Puerto Rico. Jean Pendrich, 60, swam 400 metres through huge waves to rescue American teenager Derek Becker, 13."
Lane 8 - The Australian posts "An army of 120 swimmers hits the road to Rio. THE nation's best swimmers have taken over eight Olympic pools and a major hotel at the Gold Coast for the next week as national head coach Leigh Nugent attempts to ensure that the leading swimmers and coaches are all on the same page as they begin the four-year campaign to the Rio Olympics. After reports that disunity undercut the efforts of the Olympic team last year, Nugent decided to revive the practice of gathering all of the best swimmers together for a national training camp at the beginning of the Olympic cycle. About 120 swimmers and 74 coaches and staff arrived at the Gold Coast yesterday for a week of training, briefings and team-building activities. The gathering includes stars such as Alicia Coutts and James Magnussen through to a handful of the most promising 14- and 15-year-old prospects."