Lane 1 - My San Antonio posts "San Antonio lands three ‘prestigious’ national swimming championships. The city has been awarded three “prestigious” national swimming championships in 2015, according to a news release from San Antonio Sports. he events are expected to include the U.S. masters championships for older swimmers, the U.S. senior nationals for elite-level athletes vying for the 2016 Olympics, and the junior nationals. Officials will make the announcement less than two weeks after the Local Scene blog reported exclusively that talks were underway to bring the meets to the new $14 million swim center."
Lane 2 - Ricard Simmons posts "Richard Simmons Swimming with Diana Nyad to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy!"
Lane 3 - Charlotte News & Observer posts "Cullen Jones hosts diverse swim meet in Charlotte. Four-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones will host a weekend swim meet in Charlotte expected to
draw about 500 young swimmers to the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. With events running Friday through Sunday, most of the swimmers in the Cullen Jones Diversity Invitational meet will be African American as Jones tries to promote swimming in the black community."
Lane 4 - Enstarz posts "Eleven-Time Olympic Medalist, Swimmer Ryan Lochte Discusses His Training Routine and Preparation for the 2016 Olympics. Swimmer Ryan Lochte spoke to Enstars about his training routine and preparation for the 2016 Olympics, at the "Swim for Relief" event at Herald Square in New York on Oct. 8."
Lane 5 - WNCT posts "Olympian Lauren Perdue heads to Charlotte for training. Greenville native Lauren Perdue is heading to Charlotte to start training for the 2016 Olympic Games. She tweeted Monday about her move saying she's excited to start working with Swim Mac Carolina."
Lane 6 - Bleacher Report posts "20 Strange Athlete Fears: Rebecca Adlington: Fear of the Sea. A two-time gold-medal wining swimmer, Rebecca Adlington isn't afraid of competition—just any and all forms of potentially dangerous sea creatures."
Lane 7 - The Guardian posts (w/video) "Perfect your swimming technique. Butterfly: body position – video. Get faster, fitter, stronger at the pool by improving your swim technique with this series of Speedo Fit videos."
Lane 8 - The Guardian posts "Open-water swimming: how do you handle the Fear? Sea-swimmers all know the creeping dread that something awful – from sharks to evil seals to water millipedes – is below you."
Lane 1 - ABC News posts (w/video) "Diana Nyad Diving Into Herald Square for 48-Hour Charity Swim."
Lane 2 - WYFF TV posts "Olympic Gold Medalist spreads word on swimming lessons. Cullen Jones says he took his first swimming lessons after nearly drowning as a child."
Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "Making a splash! Former Olympic swimmer Princess Charlene of Monaco gets back in the water to teach children in Moscow. She may have retired from professional swimming back in 2007, but Princess Charlene of Monaco proved she's still a water baby at heart this weekend. The Princess of Monaco, 35, got back in the pool to teach a swimming class on Saturday at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia. The Monégasque princess taught the group of enthusiastic children how to swim."
Lane 4 - The Star posts "Joe seeks sponsor to keep dream of Rio Olympics alive. Rotherham Olympian Joe Roebuck is hoping local businesses can get behind his bid to win a medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Roebuck, aged 28, is often billed as Great Britain’s busiest swimmer because of the amount of different disciplines he takes part in."
Lane 5 - The Global Dispatch posts "Olympic medalist, Dara Torres talks meningococcal meningitis and the ‘Voices of Meningitis’."
Lane 6 - The Herald Sun posts "Back in the swim of things. ABOUT 12 months ago, teenage swim star Karlene Pircher started to lose motivation. The training regime was seemingly never ending. Go to bed early, wake up early, swim, go to school, travel back to the pool, swim more, return home, go to bed early...For a 15-year-old girl, the monotony of it all, and the sacrifices she was making to achieve her goals in the pool were taking their toll. Last year she swam in the Australian Open Championships, which doubled as the Olympic trials, and finished top-eight in the 200m breaststroke against the best in the business."
Lane 1 - The Japan News posts "Carrying on an Olympian’s passion for swimming. Two women are coaching young swimmers in Tokyo and Nagasaki in an effort to pass on the passion for swimming of the late Olympic swimmer Michiko Kihara."
Lane 2 - FINA posts "12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Doha 2014. The FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) is a five-day competition held every 2 years, where the world comes to witness record-breaking feats and action-packed races with swimming stars from all continents. The 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) will be staged by Doha (QAT) from December 3-7, 2014."
Lane 3 - Ocala Star Banner posts "Ocala man wins big swim event. Ocala native Dane Griffin clinched a national swimming championship in the U.S. Masters 2.4-mile open water event last month at Dana Point on the California coast."
Lane 4 - PR Web posts "Former Olympic Medalists Set to Host Most Challenging Open Water Swim in History. The Fighting Manatees Swim Club, Jon Olsen, and Jeremy Linn host kick off open water swim clinic for grueling Swim Alligator Lighthouse event."
Lane 5 - KPLC 7 posts (w/video) "Olympic medalist making a splash in hopes of saving lives. We've watched him swim on the world stage and bring home Olympic gold, but that wasn't always the case for Cullen Jones. "I almost drowned at the age of five. I was with my parents at an amusement park. I was fully supervised - there were lifeguards there and I was still able to go under water. A child can drown in only 20 seconds. And that is really just turning your head," said Jones. Jones eventually learned to swim and competed in his first meet at the age of 8 years old."
Lane 6 - Yorkshire Post has "Olympic champion inspires the next generation. IT’S barely six months since she announced her retirement. But Olympic gold medallist Becky Adlington is far from hanging up her swimming costume for good, and is now set to make a splash with her new learn-to-swim clubs, which were officially launched in Sheffield yesterday."
Lane 7 - British Gas Swimming posts "David Walliams dives in to SwimBritain at Blenheim Palace. David Walliams waded in for his latest swim challenge joining hundreds of eager swimmers from around the country to take on British Gas SwimBritain at Blenheim Palace's Great Lake. The comic actor joined forces with a host of Olympic and Paralympic swim stars including Keri-anne Payne, Duncan Goodhew, Cassie Patten and Graham Edmunds to encourage the nation to get back in the water this summer."
Lane 8 - TMZ posts (w/video) "Jillian Michaels 'I Guess I Need Cara to Train Me' 'Biggest Loser' Star Hits Back At Co-Star After Triathlon Diss. This weekend, Michaels returned to Malibu -- where she offered up some brand new excuses for her abysmal showing (bad wet suit, bike problems, a horse?) and vowed to do better in the race next year. Then, it was open season on Cara."
At age 5, Cullen Jones almost drowned. That horrifying moment fueled him
as he grew up to conquer the water and become an Olympic Gold Medalist.
Roll with Cullen as he gives back to the community and opens up about
the source his intense drive .