Lane 1 - MassLive.com posts "Olympic swimmers show support on Twitter for cancellation of Western Mass. swim championships and #BringBackWesternMass campaign. The campaign centered on Twitter at #BringBackWesternMass has brought about retweet support the likes of Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and as many as a dozen other fellow Olympians."
Lane 2 - NBC29 posts "UVA Swimmer and Olympian Honored. A gold-medal Olympic swimmer from the University of Virginia is being honored on National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The UVA Women's Center and Athletics department held a reception Sunday morning to recognize fourth-year student Lauren Perdue. She was part of a gold-medal winning relay at last summer's Olympic Games in London. Perdue says she is proud to represent women in sports."
Lane 3 - My Desert posts "Olympian Janet Evans shares golden advice. Swimmer speaks at YMCA fundraiser. Perhaps the greatest long-distance swimmer of all-time, people still suggest, the medals are a cheerful reminder of a memorable time in Evans’ life. Now married with two young children, she says she’s very much like a typical 41-year-old mom."
Lane 4 - MarketWatch posts "11-Time Olympic Medalist Ryan Lochte Plunges Into Advocacy. Swimmer Travels to Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Continue Support of People with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Lochte, 28, has been a volunteer spokesman for PPMD since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Joining PPMD's fight to end Duchenne is more than just a good cause for him; Lochte's uncle, Ron Sweitzer, had a brother who died from the disease. In turn, Ryan has made ending Duchenne a priority."
Lane 5 - The Guardian posts "Australia's doping scandal has smashed our sun-kissed sporting image. When it comes to sport, Australians have long believed we're cleaner, better, fairer than everyone else. Turns out we're not…This will be music to the ears of Thorpe, who made such an impact as a BBC commentator during last summer's Olympic Games in London. In his autobiography, This Is Me, he argues that the uncovering of illicit drug use in any sport can be a positive development because it helps clean up a minority of cheats for the good of the many: "If someone is caught … then it should be seen as a good thing; not a reason to cast aspersions on all swimmers but evidence that officials are alert and on their game."
Lane 6 - Daily Telegraph posts "Surfing anniversary gets the stamps of approval. SURFING has been a quintessential part of Australian culture ever since visiting Hawaiian Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku demonstrated board riding at Freshwater Beach in the summer of 1914-15. To celebrate Surfing Australia's 50th anniversary, Australia Post will next Tuesday release four 60c surfing themed stamps."
Lane 7 - Tom Daley posts via youtube "Back Stage at Splash! 2013. Splash! 2013 is over, Eddie The Eagle Edwards has claimed victory, and now here's your chance to find out how Tom and the Slash! judges feel at the end of the first series."
Lane 8 - NY Times Social Q's posts "Poolside Manners. I am a 22-year-old man working at a new job on Wall Street. My boss is a very attractive 30-year-old woman. We happen to exercise at the same gym at the same time. We both swim, and the first time we ran into each other, she was wearing a one-piece bathing suit, and I was wearing a classic Speedo. I saw her look me up and down. The next week, she started wearing a thong bikini. Isn’t this a power thing?"