Lane 1 - The Herald Sun post "Warning: No swimming in supermarket. I WAS innocently perusing the dairy aisle at my local supermarket when my eyes were assaulted by the type of scantily-clad, semi-nudity one expects to see in a seedy King St strip club. Overweight men in swimwear shopping at the supermarket should be banned, writes Rita Panahi. Supplied
Access all Areas. $1 for the first 28 days. Only $2.95 a week thereafter. Learn more. For a moment, I wondered whether the "fresh food people" were branching out into adult entertainment before realising that I was witnessing yet another example of beachwear as outerwear. A rather buxom example with imminent danger of full exposure as the flimsy bikini struggled valiantly to maintain its cargo against the laws of physics and good taste. So just how far can you go from the beach dressed only in swimwear?"
Lane 2 - Straddie Salute posts via youtube "2013 Preview - Milk & Co QLD Ocean Swim Series. Step out of the pool this summer and join Olympic swimming legend, Michael Klim, on the start line at four of Queensland's favourite beaches - Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Coolangatta and Tangalooma."
Lane 3 - The Telegraph posts "Olympic swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes takes up casual job as a beach lifeguard. SAVING lives at lunch time could be the secret weapon to help Thomas Fraser-Holmes breathe new life into the Australian team. The 21-year-old Olympian has taken on a casual job as a lifeguard on the Gold Coast to help fund his swimming career through to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, following a brief stint working on scorching roofs as a gutter cleaner."
Lane 4 - Perth Now posts "Eamon Sullivan, Steve Hooker and Jamie Dwyer go for gold. OLYMPIC swimmer Eamon Sullivan is going for gold in a new beachfront restaurant he will open with pole vaulter Steve Hooker and hockey player Jamie Dwyer. Sullivan, the 2009 Celebrity MasterChef winner, already co-owns the Louis Baxters cafe in Subiaco. He said he was particularly pleased with the views from the Leighton site, where the trio have secured a 20-year minimum lease. "I think it's going to be one of the best views in Perth," Sullivan said."
Lane 5 - Observer & Eccentric posts "Olympian Vanderkaay stops for Detroit Swims. Olympic medalist and Rochester native, Peter Vanderkaay, took time out of his busy schedule for a special stop at the recent Schack Invitational Swim/Dive meet in Bloomfield Hills. But the real reason for Vanderkaay's visit was that this particular event celebrated a charity near and dear to his heart: Detroit Swims Initiative. The Detroit Swims program, started by YMCA lifeguards, takes children from a “fear of water,” to early safety skills, to basic swim strokes, to accomplished swimmers in about 8 weeks."
Lane 6 - The West posts "Missile ready to fire again. It took only one-hundredth of a second last year to completely sap the confidence of Australia's star swimmer James Magnussen. His loss by the narrowest margin to American Nathan Adrian in his pet 100m freestyle event was shattering. He admits he made mistakes - and he intends to learn from them. "I know I put too much pressure on myself - I had huge expectations," Magnussen said. "I took a big hit mentally at the Olympics. I lost my confidence - and my confidence has always been one of my strengths. "I realise now that I needed more balance between enjoying the sport and achieving success. "Everything happens for a reason and the disappointments of London have definitely motivated me to become a better swimmer." Magnussen has made several changes to his approach, including his training regime, and has begun using the sports psychologist. "The mind coach is not only helping me with my swimming but also my approach to life in general," he said. "It has been very helpful and given me a better understanding of my sport and myself. "It's put the fun back into swimming."
Lane 7 - Tom Daley posts via youtube "Joey Essex and Charlotte Jackson Make a Splash! Joey Essex and Charlotte Jackson dive in the splash off in week 2 of ITV dive show Splash! with Tom Daley."
Lane 8 - This Is Staffordshire posts "Daley's diving show dreadful. I HAVE seen some 'dumbed- down' TV programmes over the last few years but the new reality show Splash must top the list as the dumbest of all. To watch some of our great athletes in the Olympic Games last year competing for gold, silver and bronze, was a treat but to see tenth-rate celebrities who will do anything in trying to resurrect their so-called careers is just embarrassing." Meanwhile The Sun posts "It’s stink or swim for Joey. TOWIE’S Joey Essex will squeeze into “extra extra tight” trunks for tonight’s Splash! show. The tangerine-hued hunk plans to shoehorn himself into skimpy grape-smugglers to stop water gushing up where the sun don’t shine. He admitted he has been practising his diving techniques at home while indulging in a bubble bath. Joey told TV Biz: “My Speedos are going to be extra extra tight. There might be some sparkly crystal action on there.” He was scared when he asked what would happen if he got water in his rear end and fellow competitor Caprice told him it would be like having an enema."