Lane 1 - The University of Texas at Dallas posts "Gala Emphasizes Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Olympic swimmer and cancer survivor Eric Shanteau held up his gold medal, urging audience members to become champions in their own right – champions of diversity. Shanteau was speaking as master of ceremonies for the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement’s 4th annual Diversity Awards Gala, which honors students, staff, faculty and community members for their commitment to diversity and inclusion. This year’s theme was “Creating the Future: Diversity, a Pathway to Excellence.”
Lane 2 - Investec posts "Check out the behind the scenes footage of the photoshoot we had with Cameron van der Burgh earlier this year. Investec sponsored Cameron van der Burgh is a South African swimmer. He is Africa's first home-trained world record holder and individual male Olympic Champion He trains with Dirk Lange and is based in Pretoria."
Lane 3 - NBC Bay Area posts "Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Graduates High School, Heads to Cal. Olympic star Missy Franklin is graduating from high school.
The four-time gold medalist will get her diploma from Regis Jesuit High School in a ceremony in Denver on Monday evening."
Lane 4 - CCTV posts "South African swimmer Zandberg hungry for success. A little later this year, the world swimming championships takes place in Spain with South African's Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos hoping to build on their Olympic success. But as those two were celebrating gold in London, another swimmer from the Republic was in tears and faced an uncertain future."
Lane 5 - KCET posts "A Dive into the Deep End: The Importance of the Swimming Pool in Southern California. "The history of backyard swimming was written largely in Los Angeles," noted the Los Angeles Times in 2007. Beginning in 1920 with a Beverley Hills swimming pool at their Pickfair estate, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford could boast of having one of the nation's largest pools (55 feet in width and 100 feet in length), but newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst set the tone with his T-shaped indoor pool, distinguished by the 24-karat gold tiles into its mosaic styled Art Deco walls, in 1924."
Lane 6 - The West posts "D'Orsogna ready to take the next step. WA swimmer Tommaso D'Orsogna says it is time for him to "step up" both in the pool and out of it as he looks ahead to the world championships. Controversy has followed D'Orsogna since last year when he was a member of the 4x100m free- style relay team which failed to win a medal at the London Olympics, despite being raging favourites. The 22-year-old is in his fifth year on the Australian swim team and will feature in July's world championships in Barcelona. D'Orsogna wasn't entirely satisfied with his performance at last month's national trials in Adelaide."
Lane 7 - Internet Media Labs posts "Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones Sits Down with Arthur Kade #InTheLab. Two-Time Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Cullen Jones talks with Arthur Kade about his "Make A Splash" initiative to stop drowning along with the USA Swimming Foundation and Phillips 66."
Lane 8 - All Voices posts "Why you should hit the pool next time you're at the gym. With the help of Olympic stars like Michael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin over the past decade or so, swimming has finally garnered the kind of respect amongst Americans it always deserved. Not only is it an enthralling and fast-paced spectator sport, swimming is a fantastic workout. It is the one cardio activity that utilizes and strengthens every muscle group. Swimming burns calories and upgrades metabolism like no other workout."