Lane 1 - Arirang posts (w/video) "Park Tae-hwan gets funded by fans, headed to Australia for training. 'Marine Boy' Park Tae-hwan is headed to Australia for training, thanks to his fans."
Lane 2 - Universal Sports posts "Biggest Fear: Lochte, Franklin and your favorite swimmers tell all. You have seen them out of the pool, now see them in it. This week's USA Swimming National Championships will serve as the selection event for the coveted spots to represent Team USA at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Watch July 20 -- August 4 on Universal Sports. www.universalsports.com/swimming."
Lane 3 - Hürriyet Daily News posts "Legendary Thorpe seeks comeback to pool glory. There is the athlete part in me that still wants to be at the top,’ the five-time Olympic gold medal winner tells the Daily News. The 31-year-old thinks of himself as a 26-year-old athlete. “I kind of take the four years off that I did not have the wear and tear on my body like the other swimmers have had because I was not swimming during the time,” Thorpe said, adding that he had swum socially during the four years but had not trained at a professional level."
Lane 4 - Leicester Mercury posts "Tancock takes GB snub on the chin. Loughborough swimmer Liam Tancock admits he got what he deserved after he was left out of the World Championships in Barcelona. British Swimming are pulling no punches in a bid to put their disappointing London Olympics behind them. Just 27 swimmers have been selected for the World Championships later this month and Tancock, who has two 50m backstroke titles to his name, is not among them."
Lane 5 - Jewish Journal posts "Olympic Gold Medalist Moves on to Maccabiah. For Jason Lezak, choosing to swim in the Maccabiah Games in Israel over the FINA World Championships in Rome this month came down to more than what happens in the water. At 33, nearing the end of a career that earned him seven Olympic medals, Lezak figured this might be his last opportunity to make his Maccabiah debut."
Lane 6 - Get Surrey posts "Swimmer claims best but axed for World Championships. Marco Loughran's lifetime best earned him qualification for the World Champonships – only to be told he won’t be going. The 24-year-old Guildford City star missed out on the Barcelona showpiece after British Swimming cut the size of their squad."
Lane 7 - Universal Sports posts "Guilty Pleasure: Lochte, Franklin and your favorite swimmers tell all. You have seen them out of the pool, now see them in it. This week's USA Swimming National Championships will serve as the selection event for the coveted spots to represent Team USA at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Watch July 20 -- August 4 on Universal Sports. www.universalsports.com/swimming."
Lane 8 - Minnesota Public Radio posts (w/audio) "YMCA tackles racial disparities in swimming, drowning rates. A few years ago, researchers teamed up with USA Swimming, the national governing body of competitive swimming, to find out why minorities weren't prevalent in swimming programs. Lindsay Mondick, aquatics director for the Greater Twin Cities YMCA, helped researchers convene focus groups in the Twin Cities. She says the overriding reason minority parents gave for not allowing their kids to participate in swimming lessons, even if they were free, was fear."