Lane 1 - Inside The Games posts "British Swimming unveil Thompson as new women’s water polo performance director . Graeme Thompson has been appointed by British Swimming as the new performance director for women's water polo, where his primary objective will be securing qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games."
Lane 2 - Brisbane Times posts (w/video) "Hackett cops financial whack over luxury pad. A buyer is believed to have paid about $2.7 million for former Olympian Grant Hackett's luxury Melbourne penthouse, the scene of an alcohol-fuelled incident that preceded his separation from pop singer Candice Alley. The price is lower than what the one-time golden couple paid for the sprawling 57th floor Southbank nest four years ago."
Lane 3 - 3AW posts "Ian Thorpe's image being used to promote gay dance party. Ian Thorpe's image being used to promote gay dance party. Neil Mitchell says the use of Thorpe's image in this context 'an absurd public insult to Ian Thorpe around his sexuality'. Thorpe has denied being gay on a number of occasions, and has admitted to a long battle with depression in his latest book This Is Me."
Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "Oh jeah! Ryan Lochte drinks shots and charms the ladies in first look at new reality TV show. The 28-year-old is seen shirtless, downing shots and showing off his expensive jewelry during a new preview for his upcoming reality show What Would Ryan Do?, which premieres on the E! Channel on April 21. Just to add even more intrigue to the thrilling concept, it will also follow the Florida native's desperate search to find a girlfriend."
Lane 5 - The Rice Thresher posts "The Fifth Lap. The influence of swimming and track and field on the youth. In many ways, track and swimming are sibling sports. They share similar strengths and struggles. They consistently produce a few global stars who compete alongside a plethora of little-known athletes. And for two weeks every fourth summer, they become the center of the sports universe before receding back to their small but dedicated core group of fans. They are two sports that simultaneously search for the path to greater success yet these sports must at the same time vigilantly ensure they do not veer off the path of sustainability and risk losing everything.In fact, despite the current star power the sports enjoy, it has become clear during the economic recession that they are indeed vulnerable, both at a collegiate and professional level."
Lane 6 - ESPN finishes up it's series "Summer on the Run. Relishing my race, and all the prep. Summer on the Run is a 12-week blog and video series that follows former Olympic swimmer and avid runner Summer Sanders on her journey to train for Disney's Princess Half Marathon on Feb. 24."
Lane 7 - Today Show posts (w/video) "Watch out funnymen: Michael Phelps wants you in the pool. Olympian Michael Phelps dropped by TODAY on Monday and said if he could mentor anyone, it'd be a funnyman. "I like comedians a lot, so I think comedians would be fun to be able to put them in a pool," he told TODAY.com. "To have the jokes, to keep it kind of light...That would be fun."
Lane 8 - The Heights posts "Plex Swim Program Expands. The Boston College Masters Swim Program is one of the Flynn Recreational Complex’s best-kept secrets. The team, which is non-competitive, meets several times a week and offers a great cardiovascular workout, focusing on improving swim skills. The program has been active for several years and has had great success, and is now trying to expand and include more of the BC community."