Lane 1 - Gazettes posts "Long Beach's Hardy Starts With Pro/Celebrity Drivers. Long Beach’s own Jessica Hardy, Olympic medalist and world record holder, will be behind the wheel April 20 in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hardy, a Wilson High School graduate, is one of 14 celebrities to make up the field for the 2013 edition of the popular race."
Lane 2 - Brisbane Times posts "Magnussen keener to swim than talk. A taciturn James Magnussen took less time to answer questions about his form than he did in winning the 100m freestyle title at the NSW swimming championships on Friday night. Olympic silver medallist Magnussen clocked 48.90 in his heat on Friday morning. His post-race media conference spanned little more than 20 seconds and consisted of just two answers before he went to a swim down. "It was good to get back in the pool and blow out some cobwebs and get back to doing what I do best," said Magnussen, who clocked 48.38 in his only previous 100m appearance this year in Perth back in January."
Lane 3 - Celebrity Baby Scoop posts "Amanda Beard: “Motherhood Has Taught Me A Lot About Accepting Myself” Seven-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard is set welcome her second child this summer with husband Sacha Brown. The swimming champion, who is currently sponsored by Aqua Sphere, is already mom to 3-year-old son Blaise. Amanda opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her prenatal workout regime and encourages all expectant moms to get into the water to “calm and soothe muscles.”
Lane 4 - WBUR asks "Could Botox Shots Help Depression? Former Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz receives Botox treatment in 2008, in a press photo provided by Botox manufacturer Allergan, Inc."
Lane 5 - USA Today posts "Ryan Lochte talks love, reality TV and hot dogs. Now that the U.S. swimmer has crossed over from Olympic star to reality star, which type does he encounter the most? "I run into all those types," Lochte said with a laugh. "There's people out there that are like, 'Oh my god, I want to have your kid. I want to marry you.' People that I've never even met. That's sweet. It's funny."
Lane 6 - Otago Daily Times posts "Ingram retires from international swimming. Two-time Olympian Melissa Ingram has decided to retire from elite swimming after 10 years at the top level of the sport. The Commonwealth Games and World Championship medallist made the announcement on the eve of the New Zealand Swimming Championships, starting on Sunday in Auckland."
Lane 7 - British Gas Swimming posts via youtube "Welcome to SwimBritain. British Gas has supported British Swimming since 2009. From paddling pool, to podium. This year we're launching an initiative to get more people swimming, more often. Team up, take on SwimBritain. Sign up for more information at www.swimbritain.co.uk."
Lane 8 - Vegas News "Olympic Swimmer Matt Grevers’ Bachelor Party at GBDC and Moon at Palms Casino Resort. On Saturday, March 9, four time Olympic gold medal winner Matt Grevers and thirty of his closest friends celebrated his bachelor party in style with a trip to Palms Casino Resort."