Lane 1 - Reach For The Wall posts "Michael Phelps dealing with defeat in comeback. Michael Phelps has always fed off adversity. Not that the most decorated Olympian has faced much in the pool. Until now. Phelps lost all four of his races at the recent U.S. national championships. Hardly shocking for a guy who is four months out of retirement, but somewhat surprising for someone who already owns 53 national titles."
Lane 2 - Eve & Candace posts "A Conversation With Tom Shields. After his dual Butterfly wins in Irvine Ton Shields talks to us about his breakthrough meet, movies he has seen and a big event in his out of the pool world-his upcoming wedding. (sorry ladies we can still look!)"
Lane 3 - The Boston Globe posts "Helen Johns Carroll, 99; was gold medalist in 1932 Olympics. Weeks after graduating from Medford High School, Helen Johns Carroll was just 17 when she swam the second leg of the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay team that won the gold medal and set a world record at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles."
Lane 4 - NY Times posts "June Krauser Dies at 88; Set 154 Records in the Pool. June Krauser, who broke scores of world records while in her 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s in a sport she helped found — she was known as “the mother of masters swimming”— died on Aug. 2 in Pompano Beach, Fla. She was 88. The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease, said her daughter, Janice Krauser-Keeley."