Lane 1 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "THORPEDO’S TARGETS. Having officially ruled himself out of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Ian Thorpe is focusing on projects closer to home. The swimmer will be a guest speaker at this year's Australian Human Rights Awards, to be held at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art in December. Thorpe won the Human Rights Medal last year in recognition of his work for young Australians and indigenous people. The Australian Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for the awards until September 13."
Lane 2 - WJBF posts (w/video) "Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Visits Augusta. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made a stop in Augusta on Saturday August, 24th. He was in town to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Augusta Swim Supply. He spent the late morning and early afternoon meeting fans and signing autographs."
Lane 3 - Glasgow Evening Times posts " Olympic swimmer Michael inspires kids at old school. OLYMPIC swimmer Michael Jamieson returned to his former school to inspire the next generation of promising athletes."
Lane 4 - The Guardian posts "My waterbiography: a history of my swimming life, part one. From splashing in the asbestos-riddled cave of Sparkhill Baths to moping around a lido that is now a meadow, here's what I recall of my early swimming experiences. What were yours?"