Lane 1 - South China Morning Post has "Olympic swimmer Sun Yang's jail stint no piece of pie for fellow inmates. After serving his week-long punishment for driving without a licence, Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun Yang managed to dodge a media scrum of almost 50 reporters when he was released from detention on Monday morning, Chinese media reported. The Wuhan Morning News wrote that chefs in the centre accommodated Sun’s decision to eat a vegetarian diet during his stay, because officials were concerned the meat served to inmates might contain chemical additives or residue that could interfere with Sun's health or later doping tests."
Lane 2 - Gay Star News posts "Barcelona’s gay swim team strips down for HIV. To fight
homophobia in sport and raise funds for a local HIV organization experiencing budget cuts, Barcelona’s Panthers don their speedos for the world to enjoy."
Lane 3 - The Advocate posts "Texas Swimmer Comes Out to Teammates. A college junior comes out to his swim teammates. A swimmer for the University of Texas came out to his teammates as his team looks toward hosting the NCAA national championships in March. Matt Korman told his teammates that he is gay through an email sent earlier this year, Outsports reports."
Lane 4 - Fox Sports posts "Dawn says 'if she were my daughter I would put her over my knee and smack her backside'. DAWN Fraser would have given Stephanie Rice a "smack on the backside'' for the lack of respect the younger swimmer has shown her. In her new book, What I Learned Along The Way, Fraser gets stuck into her fellow Olympic swimmer and Celebrity Apprentice competitor for her behaviour during the popular reality show "It did disappoint me that Stephanie Rice sometimes didn't show respect for the rest of the team," she says in the book."
Lane 5 - WTSP posts "Key West plans monument to endurance swimmer Diana Nyad. Plans for a monument to endurance swimmer Diana Nyad are in the works in Key West. City Manager Bob Vitas last week asked Key West's Art in Public Places committee to start working on plans for a monument to Nyad, who swam more than 110 miles from Havana to Key West over the Labor Day weekend."
Lane 6 - The Guardian posts "Waterbiography: a history of my swimming life, part two. Seven years ago I was a spluttering, breaststroking loser. Then I set myself the arduous task of conquering the front crawl."
Lane 1 - KMOX posts "St. Louis Ready for Olympic Swimming Trials Bid. St. Louis Sports Commission president Frank Viverito explained to Swimming World Magazine, the unique plan to turn the Edward Jones Dome into a temporary natatorium. Earlier this month that idea prompted concern that the floor in the dome may not be strong enough to hold two Olympic sized swimming pools. Engineers have confirmed to KMOX that is no longer a concern."
Lane 2 - The Herald Sun posts (w/video) "Bigger James Magnussen aims for realistic targets in wake of Olympics. JAMES Magnussen has grown up since London, physically and mentally. The reigning world 100m freestyle champion experienced a 3cm growth spurt during his six-week break after the London Olympics to now stand at 197cm."
Lane 3 - The Australian posts "Swimmer on learning curve finds it's horses for courses. TEACHERS come in all guises; they can even come with four legs, as Emily Seebohm has discovered. So their focus since the Games has been on teaching Seebohm how to relax under pressure. Help has come from an unexpected quarter, in the shape of a 16-hand, blond-maned stock-horse named Platinum."
Lane 4 - Perth Now posts "Golden girl Stephanie Rice focuses on life out of the pool. Moving to Sydney, starting a business, a breakfast TV gig and going to the gym whenever she feels like it. Not to mention the new 6am rise-and-shine time which is far more respectable than the 4am alarm that woke her up every day for the past decade. At 24, Rice is enjoying being normal again."
Lane 5 - National Real Estate Investor posts "USC To Expand Aquatic Center through $12.5M Project. he University of Southern California has plans in place to renovate and expand its Uytengsu Aquatic Center. Commercial builder, Bernards has been tapped as the general contractor for the $12.5 million project, which should complete by April 2014."
Lane 6 - Today Tonight posts via youtube "Today Tonight - Michael Bohl to coach swim team. Brisbane's Michael Bohl has been named as Australia's coach for the women's swim team and he has his eyes set on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games."
Lane 7 - Eve and Candace posts via youtube "Eve and Candace on: Reezy's Big Move. Eve and Candace discuss some interesting details revealed in Ryan's interview with SwimSwam.com at the Mesa Grand Prix."
Lane 8 - Same Same posts "Rookies welcome for water polo. Melbourne Surge Water Polo Club is welcoming new members to its team as they get set to participate in the Antwerp World Outgames in a few months. “We’re always looking to include people in the community around Surge,” says the team’s media liaison Simon Canard. “The fitness, fun and training is just an added benefit!” Melbourne Surge Water Polo Club is for all those interested in training and playing water polo with an inclusive, fun loving and active team."
Lane 1 - The Futon Critic posts "Michael Phelps Tests His Game and Faces Surprise "Gold Medal Showdown" on Season Finale of Golf Channel's "The Haney Project," Monday, April 29. Bruce Jenner, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Eruzione and Seth Westcott will also appear in said finale."
Lane 2 - PR Newsire posts "History Is Made: American Honey® Hosts First-ever Times Square Kickball Game With Gold Medal Swimmer Ryan Lochte And Pro Football Star Donovan McNabb. Celebrity Kickball Game Celebrates Launch of American Honey's Bar-sity Athletics Social Sports Program; Charity Donation Made to Boston-area Red Cross."
Lane 3 - BG Swimming posts via youtube "Michael Jamieson: "Sign Up to SwimBritain". Fancy having Olympic silver medalist, Michael Jamieson, on your SwimBritain team? Sign-up today at www.swimbritain.co.uk"
Lane 4 - Windy City Times posts "Smelts mark 25 years in the pool. Paul Mittleman has been swimming for the predominantly gay Chicago Smelts for 24 of the team's 25 years—longer than some of his teammates have even been alive. "Swimming is still fun and still a great workout. Plus, I have made lots of friends and gotten to know quite a number of people through the Smelts." The Smelts this year feature 133 members on the co-ed club, with 64 percent male swimmers."
Lane 5 - Outsports posts "Gay High School Swim Captain Makes A Splash Standing Up For Rights."
Lane 6 - The Age posts (w/video) "Celebrity Splash is almost here...Which brings us to Celebrity Splash, which premieres on Channel Seven this week. It's no secret the main reason most of the audience will be tuning in is to see belly flops and Speedo wedgies, but there is potential for something to go seriously wrong. In the US where the series is on air at present, three contestants have been injured (a ruptured eardrum, bruised ribs and bruised kidneys) but are still diving."
Lane 7 - Redstone Rocket posts "Olympic gold medalist encourages swimming lessons. Cullen Jones nearly drowned as a child but grew up to become one of the world’s fastest swimmers. The U.S. Olympic gold medalist visited Huntsville on Thursday to springboard the community swimming lessons at Alabama A&M University’s Wellness Center. “It’s a lifesaving skill,” Jones, 29, said."
Lane 8 - The Sydney Morning Herald posts "Sprenger calls on Hackett. London Olympic silver medallist Christian Sprenger has called for former champion Grant Hackett to return to the Australian swim team as a mentor, to help fill the leadership gap and develop a new team captain. The Australian team has not had a captain since Hackett retired in 2008 and Sprenger, now one of the veterans of the team, said he did not believe there was anyone currently capable of stepping up to the role."
Lane 1 - Sports Grid posts "It’s The Offseason, So Ndamukong Suh Is Saving Lives. Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is prone to exposing quarterbacks to potential danger. But back to Anderson: he was practicing his dives last week when a bout of acute not-in-shapeness swallowed him whole. Unable to pull himself up on the poolside ladder, Anderson kept falling back into the water “again and again.” Then our heroes, Ndamukong Suh and former Olympic diver Greg Louganis, got to work."
Lane 2 - The Australian posts " Celebrity Apprentice stars face off. A FEISTY mix of the old and the 'who' are set to face the starter's gun in a new series of Celebrity Apprentice, which launches head long into its first charity challenge this week. Tough-talking track star John Steffensen, outspoken Olympic legend Dawn Fraser and boxing champion Jeff Fenech are set to add muscle to the Channel 9 reality hit, heavily stacked with the network's tie-in talent. New Today reporter Stephanie Rice, The Voice diva Prinnie Stevens and Big Brother runner-up Layla Subritzky will join Dancing With The Stars export Kym Johnson, as well as PR supremos Roxy Jacenko and Prue MacSween in rounding out the female contenders, while actor Rob Mills, TV host Peter Everett and comic Peter Berner will compete alongside ageing rocker Brian Mannix and former AFL
hall-of-famer Dermott Brereton."
Lane 3 - ESPN posts "Li Zhesi banned 2 years for doping. Swimming's governing body says former world record-holder Li Zhesi of China is serving a two-year doping ban after testing positive for EPO. FINA says Li and her coach, who was not identified, have been banned for doping violations by the China Swimming Federation. Dates of the suspension were not published. Li's positive test for the banned blood-booster in a March 2012 out-of-competition test was revealed weeks before the London Olympics opened last July."
Lane 4 - Pink News posts "Gay Games 2018 bid kicks off. he bid to host the 2018 Gay Games in London began with a reception in Westminster last night. Swim coach and London 2018 bid chairperson Alex Davis recalled the low numbers of openly gay athletes who participated in the Olympics, and said that the games would “change and shape the attitudes towards LGBT people” in countries where sexuality and gender are still matters for criminal law."