Lane 1 - The Washington Post has "‘Swimming Studies’ by Leanne Shapton. Through immaculate observation and evocative recollection, Leanne Shapton’s autobiographical “Swimming Studies” achieves the seemingly impossible. In a series of sharp snapshots of life as a competitive swimmer and beyond, she has managed to find “the language of belonging,” giving a voice to silent hours spent submerged in water. It’s a beautiful book — beautifully written and gorgeous to look at, too. And it has been named as a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in autobiography."
Lane 2 - Daily Mail posts "Cannon ball! Comedian Louie Anderson clambers out of his rash vest... as he prepares to make a very big Splash. The 59-year-old tried to channel his inner Olympian as he stood on the edge of the high diving platform. With his arms extended, the Emmy Award-wining jokester looked very determined as he prepared to make his dive during a practice session for new reality show Splash. Similar to reality series Dancing With The Stars, the ABC programme asks each celebrity to fling themselves off a 10-meter high dive and perform synchronized stunts in the competition."
Lane 3 - Baltimore Sun posts " Michael Phelps' love interest Sarah Herndon. He and Herndon met in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico before Christmas; fished for lobster in the Bahamas after the holidays and had an evening of sushi and "Zero Dark Thirty" back in Baltimore."
Lane 4 - The Daytona News-Journal posts "Reality show is a full-time job right now for Port Orange's Ryan Lochte. “That's pretty much where all my focus has really been the past two weeks, and we still have six more weeks of shooting left,'' Lochte said. “I didn't think it was going to be this tiring. It is, it's draining. I have to shoot every day, eight hours a day. It's just a constant thing. I don't really get a break.''
Lane 5 - Herald Sun posts "Don't dive in - draw up a plan first. Stephanie Rice pictured at LifeCycle Fitness in Bronte boxing with trainer Trent Langlands. WELCOME, everyone, to the first lap of my 12-week diet and fitness regime. The reason I'm doing this column is I've learnt so many skills in my swimming career and I would love to share them with other people to help them become the healthiest and best they can be."
Lane 6 - news.com posts "Former swim star Susie O'Neill warns childhood obesity could put Olympic future in peril. SHE'S one of our greatest swimmers but Susie O'Neill is so concerned about the health and fitness of our children she fears we may one day be unable to field an Olympic team at all. The dual gold medallist, known affectionately as Madame Butterfly by an adoring nation, said the current crop of young kids simply didn't have the same drive to play sport and keep active as her generation did."
Lane 7 - Eagles Talent posts via youtube "Cullen Jones. An ambassador for African-American swimmers, Jones aims to shatter stereotypes one lap at a time, eager to spread his message that black kids can swim, too. Jones accomplished just that by helping the Men's 4x100 Freestyle Relay Team in 2008 win the Gold medal in a comeback for the ages. In a race soaked with drama and subplots, the Americans shattered the world record they had just set hours prior during prelims, blistering through the water in 3 minutes, 8.24 seconds. Jones went on to break the 50m Freestyle American record and won Gold in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle relay at the 2009 World Championships."
Lane 8 - New Jersey Hills posts "Madison Area Masters swim enough miles to traverse poles. Over the course of the past year, the Madison Area Masters collectively swam from the South Pole to the North Pole. While they didn’t actually swim from “bottom to top”, 54 dedicated Madison Area Masters swimmers did amass sufficient “pool yards” in 2012 to cover the distance from the South Pole to the North Pole. During 2012, the group of swimmers collectively accumulated more than 22 million yards, or 12,603 miles."