Lane 1 - Outsports posts "Gay Olympian Amini Fonua: Russian law hurts gay athletes' performance. Openly gay swimmer Amini Fonua was the flag-bearer for Tonga at the London Olympics last summer. He recently graduated from Texas A&M. I could sit here and condemn Russia on their anti-gay laws ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but to be honest, the "accept and love everybody regardless" message that I type out isn't going to do much to change the political decisions made by a country that spans over six and a half million square miles."
Lane 2 - US Masters Swimming posts "2013 USMS Summer Nationals - Day 1. Misty Hyman and Rob Butcher bring us Day 1 highlights from the 2013 Marriott USMS Summer Nationals at Mission Viejo. Several great stories from this historic venue with the 1500m Freestyle event to kick things off."
Lane 3 - Financial Mail posts "In the space of a year, Chad le Clos has established himself as an SA sporting superstar. Le Clos went to the 2012 Olympic Games in London for the experience, and returned with two medals: a gold and a silver. Twelve months later, at the Fina World Championships in Barcelona, there would be more pressure on him to succeed. The 21-year-old would live up to the expectation, winning gold medals in both the 100m and 200m butterfly events. He is already one of SA's great success stories."
Lane 4 - LA Times posts "Las Vegas: Ryan Lochte to celebrate swim wins, birthday at pool party. Three Olympic swimmers, led by 11-time medalist Ryan Lochte, will likely spend more time posing for pictures than in the water when they appear Aug. 17 at Azure Luxury Pool at the Palazzo. Just back in the U.S. after capturing two golds at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Lochte will be joined at the Palazzo’s pool party by fellow Olympic gold medalists Conor Dwyer and Cullen Jones."
Lane 5 - Bondi Rescue posts "New Colleague from Hawaii, KYLE! | Best of Bondi Rescue."
Lane 6 - WUSA 9 posts "John Tatum, a 94-year-old swimmer, recognized with National Senior Games Personal Best Award and two gold medals. An eight-time gold medalist at the National Senior Games, 94-year-old swimmer John Tatum of D.C. took home two more gold medals at this year's national competition in Cleveland."