Lane 1 - The Washington Post has "Smiling, post-rehab Michael Phelps hangs with old flame. A smiling, bearded Michael Phelps posted a picture on Instagram on Thanksgiving, breaking months of social-media radio silence that began when he entered rehab following a Sept. 30 drunk-driving arrest."
Lane 2 - Arena Water Instinct posts "Chad Le Clos takes us around his arena. Olympic 200m Butterfly Champion, Chad le Clos takes us around his arena, as well as offering you his number one swim tip!"
Lane 3 - Stuff posts "Swimming star Lauren Boyle's Olympic bid in disarray. Elite sport bosses have spent six months trying - and failing - to find a coach for world and Commonwealth swimming champion Lauren Boyle, and admit an Olympic medal could be at stake. With just over 18 months to the Rio Games, the Sunday Star-Times can reveal that High Performance Sport New Zealand has known since May about an amicable split between Boyle and Englishman David Lyles, the Swimming New Zealand head coach appointed last year."
Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "The night Olympic swimmer Dawn Fraser threatened to kill her abusive husband with a smashed baby bottle after he came home drunk from the pub."
Lane 1 - The Mirror posts "Olympian Michael Phelps still with long-term girlfriend Nicole Johnson despite 'fling with intersex blonde'."
Lane 2 - Arena Water Instinct posts "Sebastiaan Verschuren takes us around his arena. Dutch Freestyle swimmer Sebastiaan Verschuren takes us for a tour around his arena."
Lane 3 - Sport 24 posts "Hill buoyant over world champs. National swimming coach Graham Hill was buoyant about South Africa's medal chances at the Fina World Short Course Championships in Doha next week, expecting one of the country's best medal hauls yet."
Lane 4 - MSNBC Today posts "Lochte, Franklin, Ledecky share fave guilty pleasures. old medal-winning Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky tell TODAY what food they crave most after a tiring training session."
Lane 5 - Slate posts "Swimming in Gym Class Is a Terrible Idea. Let’s Stop Forcing Kids to Do It."
Lane 6 - The Guardian posts "Bovell opts out Doha World swim. He said, “I have decided to pull out of the World Championships and the Salnikov Cup and instead start a break early, even though I am ranked number one in the world. He added, “I had to ask myself what is the bigger medal and in life, there are some things you can't plan."
Lane 7 - FINA posts "12th FINA World Swimming Championships held in Doha (25m). Record number of athletes registered to compete in Doha. Hundreds of millions around the world are expected to tune in to see the biggest names in swimming take to the blocks at Hamad Aquatic Centre."
Lane 1 - Daily Times posts "WADA may appeal Sun’s three-month doping ban. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will review the reasons behind the three-month ban handed to Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang and decide whether to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)."
Lane 2 - NY Times reviews "Touch the Wall (2014). There is a bit of “A Star Is Born” in “Touch the Wall,” a documentary that traces the diverging fortunes of two Olympic-level swimmers. We watch Kara Lynn Joyce, a four-time silver medalist, as she joins a team in Colorado, where she trains alongside Missy Franklin, then in high school."
Lane 3 - Stuff posts "Lauren Boyle withdraws from World Championships. New Zealand's top swimmer and 2016 Olympic medal prospect Lauren Boyle won't defend her world freestyle title next week because of ongoing coaching issues at Swimming New Zealand."
Lane 4 - Just Jared Jr posts "Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Attends Docu-Film Premiere, Insists She's Not Famous. When asked what it’s like to be famous, Missy told the Denver Post, “I am not famous. No, I am not. I have gotten media attention. There is no fame involved.”
Lane 5 - BC posts "Cochrane’s consistency earns him seventh annual honour. Ryan Cochrane has been named Swimming Canada’s OMEGA Male Swimmer of the Year for the seventh straight time, as he continued his remarkably consistent run among the world’s swimming elite in 2014."
Lane 6 - James Magnussen posts "My new coaches Mitch Falvey (middle) and Lach Falvey (left). At our new swimming club Ravenswood. Time to get working!"
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Turns - Underwater Dolphin. Make the most out of every pushoff and start, great underwater dolphin kicks will change your entire potential in the sport or swimming."
Lane 8 - Daily Mail posts "Pensioner left 'broken-hearted' after Holiday Inn hotel bans her from using swimming pool on her own because of health and safety regulations. An elderly swimmer has been banned from using her local pool on her own because of health and safety regulations. Maureen Blake, 76, has spent the past 11 months using the indoor swimming pool at the Holiday Inn as she bids to improve her fitness ahead of a knee operation. However, bosses at the hotel in Hertfordshire have now told Ms Blake that she will no longer be able to use the facility unless she has a carer with her because of fears over her safety."
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Lane 2 - Thanyapura Phuket posts "Best Olympic Swimming Facilities Asia - Phuket, Thailand."
Lane 3 - Ace Fitness posts "Swimming Inspired Workout 1. This workout focuses on strength, with the inclusion of plyometrics and total body exercises, such as lunges with overhead press, push-ups with a single leg raise and spider walks. These full body integrated movements translate well to swimming, as the strokes performed in the sport also involve the recruitment of all major muscles"
Lane 4 - Team USA posts "Nathan Adrian Knows What It Takes To Stay On Top."
Lane 5 - Houston Chronicle posts "A swimming hole for Houston gets closer to reality. The idea makes a splash."
Lane 6 - The Washington Post has "U.S. swimmer Natalie Coughlin says she’s ‘all in’ for fourth Olympics in 2016. Coughlin, 32, told UniversalSports.com that she is “all in” for a fourth Olympics appearance in Rio in 2016: "Going into London [in 2012] and into that season I certainly didn’t think I’d go beyond it,” Coughlin said. “But I didn’t want to end my career on that note, knowing I could do more and I could do better.”
Lane 7 - Hungary Today posts "HUNGARIAN OLYMPIANS – ALFRÉD HAJÓS, THE “HUNGARIAN DOLPHIN”. Alfréd Hajós (1878 – 1955) was Hungary’s first Olympic champion and the first modern Olympic swimming champion. His successes earned him the nickname “Hungarian Dolphin” in the press."
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