I'm back after being sick for a few days but keeping it short...
Lane 1 - The Daily Californian posts "Bear legends: Matt Biondi. This is the story of Olympic swimmer Matt Biondi: the man who won big and got out while he was still on top. It is the story of someone who, while being the fastest, knew enough to take his time when it mattered."
Lane 2 - Charlotte Observer posts "Jones eases back into pool. Six months after a near-perfect 2012 Olympics, Cullen Jones is back in the water. Sort of. Jones, who will turn 29 Friday, has fully committed to trying to make his third U.S. Olympic team in 2016. As for training … well, Jones has never been a great practice guy. He has maintained his status as one of the world’s best freestyle sprinters by performing his best when the lights are brightest."
Lane 3 - Herald Sun posts "Ian Thorpe loses $100K Swimming Australia funding. IAN Thorpe has had $100,000 in funding cut by Swimming Australia while head coach Leigh Nugent has not heard from him since October. The decision by Swimming Australia to sever all financial support for the five-time Olympic gold medallist has cast fresh doubt over whether he will compete again. With plans to compete at the world championship trials in Adelaide next month aborted, Thorpe is currently residing in Switzerland."
Lane 4 - The Press-Enterprise posts "Details of college’s deal for ‘Splash’ unknown. A week after an announcement that a reality TV show about diving would be shot at Riverside City College, questions remain on how much money the college will receive. “Splash,” featuring celebrities such as retired Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and comedian Louie Anderson, will be taped poolside in front of a live audience at the $10.8 million Riverside Aquatics Complex built with public money. Free tickets for the ABC show, which will premiere March 19, will be available once production times and days are finalized."