Lane 1 - WOWT posts (w/video) "It's Official: Contract Signed For 2016 Olympic Swim Trials. College baseball players always have the goal of making it to Omaha for the College World Series. It's been that way since 1950. Now, young swimmers are doing the same, circling the calendar for the 2016 Olympic Swimming Trials that will be held at the CenturyLink Center for a third-straight time."
Lane 2 - WBTV posts (w/video) "Ricky Berens back in CLT as new stars swim. Olympic Gold Medalist Ricky Berens calls this weeks Arena Grand Prix by Ultraswim event more fun than competitive. The Charlotte native and South Meck High School graduate says he's looking forward to this summer's World Championship's in Barcelona. Berens told us he only gets to come home about 3 times a year now."
Lane 3 - Charlotte Observer posts "Lochte a bit out of practice. Lochte doesn’t really take the UltraSwim that seriously. “Hopefully this is a good wakeup call,” Lochte said Friday of his results. As for Barcelona, Lochte said he could make the U.S. team in one event or five – he truly doesn’t know." Watch The Soup posts "Ryan Lochte Inspires New "Soup" Segment. What happens when E!'s newest reality star comes face-to-face with hard-hitting journalists? "Bushy Beat Us To It" is what happens!"
Lane 4 - Sun Sentinel posts "Diplomatic anniversary draws Chinese swimmers to Fort Lauderdale. A dozen American swimmers visited the People's Republic of China as part of a now-famous diplomatic initiative in 1973, and although they didn't know it at the time, they changed David Han's life. Han is in Fort Lauderdale this weekend, along with nearly 200 Chinese former swimmers and divers visiting the International Swimming Hall of Fame to mark the 40th anniversary of the Americans' visit to their country."
Lane 5 - Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot posts "Peirsol returns to roots. If you were at the Sunset League swim finals at Newport Harbor High last week and you did a double take because you thought you saw Aaron Peirsol, well, that's because you did. Aaron is back in Newport Beach. If you see him please welcome him as for the past couple months he's been a Newport Beach resident."
Lane 6 - The Daily Mail posts "The most eligible bachelor in town! Prince Harry sings 'Happy Birthday' to 18-year-old Olympic swim star Missy Franklin as congressman tease him about his female admirers."
Lane 7 - US Masters Swimming posts "2013 USMS Spring Nationals Day 2. Emily Silver brings us all the action from the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring Nationals at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Day 2 interviews with some incredible swimmers and their stories."
Lane 8 - TampaBay.com posts "Clearwater Beach fundraising swim benefits Moffitt Cancer Center. The forecast this weekend is for beautiful weather with temperatures in the mid 80s — perfect for a swim to raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment. The Tampa Bay chapter of Swim Across America will host its second annual open water fundraising swim benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pier 60, One Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach. The event will feature a celebration and awards ceremony where medical researchers and cancer survivors will share their stories of hope in the fight against the disease."