Lane 1 - Long Beach Post has "Aquatics Advocates Plead To Keep Competitive Diving, Swimming At Belmont Pool. Olympic diver Greg Louganis, regional aquatic supporters and coaches for college water-based teams across the country have all reached out to the City of Long Beach over the last week, bombarding councilmembers with requests that they reconsider proposed plans for the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool's rebuild, which currently does not include mention of any diving facilities."
Lane 2 - The Guardian posts "London 2012's legacy: diggers and a potential white elephant in the stadium. In Zaha Hadid's £269m aquatics centre, where 17,500 hot, damp spectators made a din, there is now only the drip of the water that must remain in the pool to keep the system functioning. Signs order "no swimming" – not that many would want to swim, given the chill that whips around the building now that all seats have been stripped out and the temporary "wings" that housed 15,000 people are coming down."
Lane 3 - SB Wire posts "New Fictional Novel of Love and Redemption, 'Healing Waters' Available for Limited Time as Free Amazon Kindle Download. Healing Waters is a story about competitive swimming at the highest level, dashed dreams for Olympic gold and redemption. This gripping fictional novel centers on Jeff Conners, who teaches boys to swim in Oxford, Mississippi. Three years earlier, Jeff was on the verge of becoming the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympic Games. Banned from competitive swimming for doping, Jeff now struggles to find purpose in his meaningless existence until he discovers a phenomenal young talent swimming in the muddy waters of nearby Moon Lake, but there's a problem. The swimming prodigy to whom Conners has pinned his dreams of athletic redemption is autistic."
Lane 4 - North Adams Transcript posts "Demand and you shall receive. The MIAA took unprecedented action last Thursday when it canceled (not postponed) the sectional swim meets, which provided swimmers not already qualified for the state meet one last chance to do so. The swimming community took to Twitter to plead its case for the MIAA to reinstate the sectional meets. Their pleas caught the attention of Olympic swimmers, who retweeted to show their support. It was going to be a glorified exhibition. Those that had Western Massachusetts-qualifying times were able to compete, but without the chance of qualifying for states. That never changed, but the MIAA did the swimmers one better: Anyone that qualified for a sectional meet automatically qualified for states. For that they get a rowdy golf clap."