Lane 1 - Khaleej Times posts "Tunisian Mellouli eyes Fina World at Dubai. Mellouli will be one of the star attractions when the Fina/Mastbank Swimming World Cup will be stages at the iconic Hamdan Sports Complex Dubai from August 31 to September 1, a media release from the organisers stated on Monday."
Lane 2 - KIVI-TV posts "Olympic Gold Medalist Teaches Swim Clinic. Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Torres provided tips for local swimmers Sunday in order to raise money for Aquability, a non-profit meant to help those with disability learn how to swim."
Lane 3 - The Asian Age posts "Rebecca Adlington lives it up before big day. She declared she was the ‘happiest person ever’ after boyfriend and fellow swimmer Harry Need popped the question back in January. And this week Rebecca Adlington marked her impending wedding with a fun-filled hen do with pals, which saw her sport a purple tutu."
Lane 4 - Bradenton Herald posts "Masters swim at Bradenton's G.T. Bray a fit for every adult. The eight to 12 adult swimmers who regularly show up two mornings a week for the Sarasota Tsunami Masters Swimming Program at Bradenton's G.T. Bray Park are not selfish about their little-known, pre-dawn activity."
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."
Lane 1 - USA Today posts "Swimmers brave lightning, shark threats in ocean swim. Hundreds of swimmers braved threat of lightning strikes Sunday to compete in a two-mile ocean swim that ended at the same pier where another swimmer was bit by a seven-foot shark last month."
Lane 2 - Go Swim posts "Breaststroke - Sneaky Extension Practice. One of the most important aspects of a great breaststroke will be the extended position underwater. Here's a little bit of a sneaky way to get your swimmers to practice this."
Lane 3 - Clearwater Gazette posts "Masters swimmers compete at Long Center. The 3rd annual “Dog Days of Summer” LCM Masters Swim Meet took place Saturday and Sunday at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Rd. More than 60 swimmers competed in the U.S. Masters Swimming-sanctioned event hosted by the city of Clearwater and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission."
Lane 4 - The Northern Echo posts "Superfit Mary is still high-kicking at 90. A SUPERFIT grandmother has been recognised for her dedication to keep fit classes as she celebrated her 90th birthday. She also swam competitively with the Darlington Masters Swimming Club until recently when she gave up driving and could not attend the evening classes by bus."
Lane 5 - The Lakeland Times posts "From pool rat to national competitor. Minocqua woman has participated in national swim meets since 2003. Kranpitz, who has been participating in masters swimming competitions for 35 years and has attended nationals since 2003, didn’t have the clearest road. For Kranpitz growing up, there weren’t many opportunities to follow her swimming passion outside of the Neenah community swimming pool."
Lane 6 - USMS posts "How the Greatest NFL Game Has Helped My Swimming. Inspiration from an unlikely source."
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Freestyle - Disappear Behind Your Hand. Keeping your body narrow on freestyle makes hydrodynamic sense, but how narrow IS narrow?"
Lane 8 - Outsports posts "Gay high school swimmer, 16, is in the comfort zone. Bree Bailey struggled with her sexuality until she realized she was a lesbian. "Nothing any of you can say will be able to change the fact I like girls."