Lane 1 - WMFY posts (w/video) "Big Splash: Olympic Swimming Trials Would Mean Huge Payday for Greensboro."
Lane 2 - The Herald Scotland posts "Jamieson ready to scale even greater heights. Jamieson ready to scale even greater heights. The 24-year-old Olympic medal-winning swimmer from Glasgow continues to reach the heights in his chosen sport and knows what it takes to reach peak performance. "I'm a big believer in altitude training and the positive effect it can have on fitness levels," he said, after a rigorous regime in the Sierra Nevada."
Lane 3 - ESPN W post "Disney done, Boston next. I crossed the finish line glowing--both because I was psyched and because I was so hot from running 13.1 in the Florida humidity! Like most of you, I trained at home, which for me meant ice storms and snowy trails. I wasn't quite prepared for Florida weather. Who knew it would be that muggy at 5:30 a.m.? Summer got the job done in 1:43:31! She's already thinking about her next race -- the Boston Marathon this April. At the finish line, it doesn't matter how many people are in front of you or behind you—you've earned your place and your medal. Whether you're planning your next race or taking a break until the snow melts, it's your call. First thing's first, let's celebrate!"
Lane 4 - The Guardian posts "Ruta Meilutyte still revels in earnest toil after the London gold rush. The Plymouth-based Lithuanian Olympic gold medallist is happy that so little in her life has changed after the London Games. It has been eight months since Ruta Meilutyte won her Olympic gold in the 100m breaststroke. The 15-year-old Lithuanian's life, so the story goes, should be oh-so-different now, but truth is, she says, that nothing much has changed."
Lane 5 - LA Times posts "National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced. Leanne Shapton won in the autobiography category for “Swimming Studies,” a memoir of her youth as a Canadian swimmer with unrealized Olympic dreams, and her subsequent career as an artist. “As few people can, Shapton draws a connection between making art and being an athlete, focusing on the unending effort it takes to do well,” Carolyn Kellogg wrote in her review for The Times."
Lane 6 - Investment News posts "Dynasty seals deal with Octagon, a top sports management firm. Company provides financial planning, investment advice and lifestyle services, including bill payment, to athletes and entertainers. Part of The Interpublic Group of Cos. Inc., an advertising and marketing giant, Octagon provides financial planning, investment advice and lifestyle services, including bill payment, to athletes and entertainers. Among Octagon's 160 clients are former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher, former basketball player Moses Malone, L.A. Clippers point guard Chris Paul, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and U.S. snowboarding Olympian Ross Powers."
Lane 7 - Sport Features posts "World Swimming Championships to appeal to IOC, Director says. The World Swimming Championships will serve as a boost for Madrid ahead of the city’s bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the event’s organisers said. The Championships will be held in Barcelona from 19 July to 4 August, weeks before the International Olympic Committee’s vote in Buenos Aires in September."
Lane 8 - Clarksville Online posts "Olympic gold medal swimmer and heart survivor Dana Vollmer to speak at Go Red For Women Luncheon April 12th. Olympic gold medal swimmer and heart survivor Dana Vollmer will be the keynote speaker at this year’s 10th Anniversary Go Red For Women Luncheon, to be held April 12th at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center."