Lane 1 - OC Register posts "Can't fill it? Drought is a drain on Orange County swimming pools. The Santa Margarita Water District’s new ordinance to fight drought prohibits the filling of pools."
Lane 2 - Youtube posts "Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte ALS Ice Bucket Challenge."
Lane 3 - Capitol Hill Seattle Blog posts "Gay Games medalists, casual butterfliers part of Capitol Hill’s Orca Swim Team. Join the Orca Swim Team. The Capitol Hill-based team practices six days a week out of the Connolly Center Pool at Seattle University."
Lane 4 - Nine posts "Aussie swim coaches in stripper scandal. Australian swimming coaches hosted parties involving strippers and binge-drinking during annual bonding sessions at a Gold Coast hotel, according to an official investigation."
Lane 5 - Yonhap posts "Chinese swimmer Sun Yang throws down gauntlet against Park Tae-hwan. China's flamboyant swimming star Sun Yang has publicly thrown down the gauntlet against South Korean Olympic gold medalist Park Tae-hwan at the Asian Games set to start in the South Korean port city of Incheon a week later."
Lane 6 - LA Times posts "Doctor's weight-loss order pushed her into the pool; now she's a champ. Her doctor's words shook her like an earthquake: "If you don't lose weight, you won't get to your 60th birthday." Vivian Stancil, a retired Long Beach schoolteacher, was 50. She stood 5 feet tall and weighed 319 pounds. Nearly two decades later, at 67, Stancil not only lived but became one of the country's most honored age-group Senior Olympics swimmers, with 176 medals. In June, 1976 Olympic gold-medal swimmer John Naber presented her with the prestigious Personal Best Award, given once a year to the senior athlete who best helps to spread the word about health and wellness."
Lane 7 - USA Swimming posts "Swim 1922 Fashion Show 2014. "Stomp the Runway" was an event done in conjunction with the Swim 1922 Partnership between USA Swimming and historically black sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho. Over a thousand people were in attendance during the Sigma Gamma Rho 55th Annual Conference to see looks provided by USA Swimming sponsors, TYR, ARENA, and SPEEDO."
Lane 8 - Olympic posts (w/video) "Relive Munich 1972 with swimming superstar Shane Gould. More than 40 years have elapsed since Australia’s Shane Gould lit up the pool at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, winning five medals – three of them gold - before deciding to quit swimming shortly afterwards. In the latest of our “Words of Olympians” series, she looks back on her fleeting but hugely successful Olympic career."
Lane 1 - PR Web posts "The Race Club Announces Open Enrollment for Their Summer Camp. From June 19th through July 3rd, swimmers from all over can come to the Race Club to work on their technique. The superior swim club allows campers to choose their own workout schedule and enjoy the Florida Keys."
Lane 2 - Go Swim posts "Turns - Air Control Flip Turn. Many swimmers, especially ones still learning, can tend to allow too much air to escape during the flip turn. This is done to make sure no water goes UP the nose, but it also has a detrimental effect on your pushoff."
Lane 3 - NBC Sports posts "Tyler Clary eyes NASCAR after swimming at Rio Olympics. “I’m one of those guys who has a screw loose,” Clary said with a smile, according to the AP. “I’d rather go out with a big, fiery crash than slowly dying in my bed as an old guy.”
Lane 4 - Daily Telegraph posts "I thought Kieren was too good, says Perkins’ fiancee Karen Davis. KIEREN Perkins’ fiancee has spoken for the first time about her love for the former Olympic swimmer, saying she felt unworthy of his affections. “Kieren proposed in Hobart and my first reaction is, ‘Are you sure?’” Karen Davis said."
Lane 5 - Nottingham Post has "Becky's lesson for 'teacher'. OLYMPIC swimmer Rebecca Adlington has been putting Waterloo Road star Jason Done through his paces in preparation for a charity swim."
Lane 6 - LA Wave posts "Swimming lessons. Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones teaches kids about water safety in the USA Swimming Foundation's highly touted Make a Spalsh program."
Lane 7 - Team USA posts "Amazement Awaits - Dr. Maya Angelou. In 2008, Dr. Maya Angelou was inspired to write the poem "Amazement Awaits" in honor of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The poem reflects the unity of the human experience and triumph over strife and doubt that brings all athletes together at the Olympic Games."
Lane 8 - News13 posts "Preventing child drownings. Studies show drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages 1 through 4, while minority children are three times more likely to drown. So what can parents do to protect children and prevent drowning when near the water? We asked former U.S. Olympic swimmer and three-time gold medalist Rowdy Gaines how to stay safe in the water."
Lane 1 - Columbia Daily Tribune posts "Q&A with six-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni. I had the chance to sit down with Rebecca Soni for an interview Thursday morning before Soni spoke at the Women’s Intersport Network for Columbia awards luncheon at Columbia College."
Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "Oh jeah! Ryan Lochte displays his impressive six pack as he poses in just a tiny pair of Speedos. Dream team: Ryan joined fellow swimmers Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Eddie Moses, Natalie Coughlin, and Jessica Hardy on the shoot for Speedo."
Lane 4 - WDEL 1150AM posts (w/video) "Olympic Gold Medalist speaks to Wilm. youth. Kids in the Walnut Street YMCA's Water Wise program got to hold a real Olympic Gold Medal as part of a special presentation. Eric Shanteau was part of the winning 4 by 100 relay swim team in London two years ago, and while the kids' eyes lit up at the sight and feel of a surprisingly heavy gold medal, Shanteau was also looking to pass along the importance of being safe near the water."
Lane 5 - - Alijazeera America posts "Meet the Syrian Olympian paying his own way to Rio. The headline still upsets the California lifeguard with the giant hands. “Azad al-Barazi: Swimming for Assad.” In the weeks before the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Azad al-Barazi, a Saudi-born, California-raised Olympic swimmer of Syrian descent, was labeled as something else: The Olympian competing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Usually patient and steadfast, the line tweaked the apolitical al-Barazi. Assad is not – and never has been – motivation for al-Barazi, now 26. In fact, he doesn’t even like him. “I can say this to you right now, because I live in the U.S.: I’m not with [Assad] at all,” he said. “We don’t like him at all. It’s nice being in the U.S. and being able to say that.” He pauses before finishing his thought: “In Syria, I’d be killed.”
Lane 6 - USC Trojans posts "USC Holds Grand Opening For Uytengsu Aquatics Center. Trojans then host first ever meet at new facility against Utah. Less than a year and half after its groundbreaking, USC held the grand opening of the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Friday (Feb. 21) and celebrated the historic day with the first competition at the new facility, a six-event abbreviated meet against Utah to be followed by a full schedule Saturday at noon. Making up the close to 1,000 in attendance were many former swimmers, divers and water polo players, including former NCAA title winners and Olympic gold medalists Rebecca Soni, Kaitlin Sandeno and Lenny Krayzelburg."
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Breaststroke - Sweep In to Air. This week's drill is really about a question, do you go to air in breaststroke when the hands are sweeping out, or when the hands are sweeping in?"
Lane 8 - The Guardian posts "Charlotte Dawson found dead in her inner-Sydney home. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances around the death of the former judge of Australia’s Next Top Model. She had been married to the former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller."
Lane 1 - Belfast Telegraph posts "Charity swim smashes world record. Olympic medal-winning swimmers Becky Adlington and Michael Jamieson battled their way to a Guinness World Record 100 x 100m swimming relay title to raise tens of thousands of pounds for cancer research."
Lane 2 - Sportsgrid posts "Which Is More Ridiculous: This Mexican Skier’s Uniform, Or Singapore Water Polo’s Speedos?"
Lane 3 - The West Australian posts "Swim team out to prove its quality. Disharmony in the Australian camp seemed a distant memory as the nation's best swimmers arrived in Perth for the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series at Challenge Stadium, starting tonight."
Lane 4 - News.com posts "Australian swimmers will shine at Rio Olympics in 2016 says head coach Jacco Verhaeren. HEAD coach Jacco Verhaeren has predicted an immediate Olympic bounce back by Australia at Rio in 2016 with the new team boss impressed by the existing stars and emerging teenage talent in the pool."
Lane 5 - MIT News posts "Olympian Cullen Jones spends day with MIT's Amphibious Achievement. Gold medalist makes a splash with high school swimmers at the Zesiger Center Pool."
Lane 6 - The Telegraph posts "Ian Thorpe is preparing to flee Australia to escape public scrutiny over his health. His mother Margaret Thorpe said her son was now considering cutting short his visit to Sydney and returning to his home in Switzerland. "That's why he loves living in Switzerland - he's left alone," Ms Thorpe said. She was speaking after Thorpe was visited by fitness guru and long-time friend Christian Miranda at her home in Panania, in Sydney's southwest, where he has been staying since being released from Bankstown Hospital."
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts " Breaststroke - Kick with a Board. We love using a board when kicking breaststroke, but using proper form matters even when doing this standard part of workout."
Lane 8 - The Independent posts "Do Olympic or competitive swimmers ever pee in the pool? Nearly 100 per cent of elite competitive swimmers pee in the pool. Regularly. Some deny it, some proudly embrace it, but everyone does it."