Lane 1 - The Umpqua Post has "Crawford makes waves in masters swimming. Reedsport resident John Crawford has made great strides in the past six months as a masters swimmer. Crawford, who is 69 and retired to Reedsport from the Bend area, joined up with other South Coast masters swimmers last June, and late last year completed a 3,000-meter swim."
Lane 2 - Notre Dame Athletics posts via youtube "Strong of Heart - Haley Scott DeMaria. Strong of Heart tells the tale of former Irish swimmer Haley Scott DeMaria, whose recovery from a bus accident not only inspired those around her, but served as a tribute to the lives lost in the tragedy."
Lane 3 - NYDN posts "A new sport for Michael Phelps? Ahead of Phoenix Open pro-am Olympic swimming legend signs golf-club deal with Ping. The winner of a record 18 gold medals in Olympic swimming, Phelps signed on with Ping to provide his clubs starting with an appearance in Wednesday's pro-am for the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He was scheduled to be paired with Masters champion Bubba Watson. Ping added a few special touches to Phelps’ clubs, including accents in both gold and red, white and blue."
Lane 4 - Phuket Gazette posts "Europe’s best train at TSLC. With thoughts firmly on the upcoming 15th FINA World Championships to be held in Barcelona, Spain from July 19 to August 4, Dutch swimmers, Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Femke Heemskerk, along with Italian swimmers, Federica Pellegrini and Filippo Magnani, are currently training at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC). The Dutch national team coach Jacco Verhaeren explains why the Dutch swimmers chose Phuket: "We came here because now in Holland it’s winter and people tend to get sick this time of year. It’s healthier for the athletes to be outdoors in the sun training at this tremendous facility."
Lane 5 - Herald Sun posts "French swimming superstar Laure Manaudou quits again to have second baby. LAURE Manaudou, the first Frenchwoman to win Olympic swimming gold, has quit for a second time and revealed she is expecting another baby. "I am stopping," said the 26-year-old, who was also a three-time world champion."
Lane 6 - The New Zealand Herald posts "World renowned swimming coach heads to NZ. World-renowned coach Bill Sweetenham has been snapped up by Swimming New Zealand in a temporary role as high performance coach. The former Australia head coach and Great Britain performance director will start on February 8 following the resignation of coaches Mark Regan and Scott Talbot, who is now at the New South Wales Institute."
Lane 7 - Huff Po has "Go Red for Women: Woman's Day for Women's Lives. To bring more attention to the cause, Woman's Day established the Red Dress Awards in 2004, and the progression of honorees over the last 10 years is a testament to the tremendous advances that are being made. Early on, it was a struggle to find prominent personalities who were speaking out. But in the past few years, Woman's Day has honored Laura Bush, Barbara Walters, Hoda Kotb, Star Jones and Dr. Mehmet Oz, and this year, our honorees include Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer who, after triumphing over her own heart condition, has become an American Heart Association National Volunteer."
Lane 8 - Gazettes posts "Belmont Pool Direction Decision Expected Within Month. Options to rebuild or replace the Belmont Plaza Pool will go to the Long Beach City Council in February, and likely will include installation of a temporary swimming pool. The indoor pool at Belmont Plaza was closed on Jan. 10 due to a report saying there would be significant damage if there were a moderate earthquake. Last year, the City Council tasked Chapjian with studying alternatives for the historic pool, which opened in 1968 and hosted U.S. Olympic Swim Trials that year and in 1976."