Lane 1 - AARP posts "Diana Nyad says at SXSW She Will Make 5th Attempt at Cuba-Florida Swim. During a walk in downtown Austin during South by Southwest to promote her new movie ”The Other Shore, “ she encouraged about 30 people striding down the street with her–including 6 AARP staffers from around the country–to live their lives like that."
Lane 2 - IB Times UK posts via youtube " US Swimmer Michael Phelps Swims With Kids In Brazilian Slum."
NBC Sports posts "Phelps wins even more awards; rules out Rio in 2016. Michael Phelps was down in Rio for the Laureus World Sports Awards on Monday, but reiterated the fact that he won’t be back for the Olympics in three years. At least not as a competitor."
Lane 3 - The Age posts "Swimmer's memoirs make a splash. Plenty of people should be looking over their shoulders with the imminent launch of former Olympic gold medal winner Neil Brooks' autobiography. He talks about sharing a glass of red wine with Norman May, famous for his ''gold, gold, gold'' radio call of Brooks' winning Olympic relay swim. Alcohol also featured when swimmers Peter Evans and Graeme Brewer were sharing beers, stolen from coach Terry Buck's room, smug about any consequences because support staff and competitors had signed a ''no alcohol'' pledge." The West posts "Brooks reveals life of regret. Once an Olympic swimming hero, Neil Brooks last night admitted he had been a "poor human being" who had battled poverty and shame for some of his behaviour, as he revealed extraordinary details of a drunken swim at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games."
Lane 4 - Rochdale Online posts "Olympic swimming star Rebecca Adlington makes a splash with BMW X6. Double Olympic bronze medallist and BMW UK ambassador Rebecca Adlington visited Williams BMW on Tuesday 11 March to take delivery of a new BMW X6. The swimming star is being provided with the vehicle to aid her in her role as a BMW UK ambassador as she continues to inspire children across the UK to take to the pool."
Lane 5 - Twin Cities posts "Comedian Louie Anderson goes up in TV's 'Splash' -- and must dive down. News that Louie Anderson was joining the cast of ABC's new diving reality TV competition "Splash," surprised plenty of people. The nationally known comedian and St. Paul native said he weighed more than 400 pounds when he started training for the show and had never dived in his life. It was only five years ago that Anderson, 59, learned to swim."
Lane 6 - novitiate posts "Bulgaria Caretaker Sports Minister Petar Stoychev. Bulgarian marathon swimming star Petar Stoychev has been appointed sports minister in Bulgaria's caretaker government. Petar Stoychev was born 24 October 1976 in the small town of Momchilgrad. He is a Bulgarian swimmer, one of the most successful long distance marathon swimmers of the last decade, one of the greatest marathon swimmers of all time and an honor swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame."