Lane 1 - OC Register posts "Can't fill it? Drought is a drain on Orange County swimming pools. The Santa Margarita Water District’s new ordinance to fight drought prohibits the filling of pools."
Lane 2 - Youtube posts "Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte ALS Ice Bucket Challenge."
Lane 3 - Capitol Hill Seattle Blog posts "Gay Games medalists, casual butterfliers part of Capitol Hill’s Orca Swim Team. Join the Orca Swim Team. The Capitol Hill-based team practices six days a week out of the Connolly Center Pool at Seattle University."
Lane 4 - Nine posts "Aussie swim coaches in stripper scandal. Australian swimming coaches hosted parties involving strippers and binge-drinking during annual bonding sessions at a Gold Coast hotel, according to an official investigation."
Lane 5 - Yonhap posts "Chinese swimmer Sun Yang throws down gauntlet against Park Tae-hwan. China's flamboyant swimming star Sun Yang has publicly thrown down the gauntlet against South Korean Olympic gold medalist Park Tae-hwan at the Asian Games set to start in the South Korean port city of Incheon a week later."
Lane 6 - LA Times posts "Doctor's weight-loss order pushed her into the pool; now she's a champ. Her doctor's words shook her like an earthquake: "If you don't lose weight, you won't get to your 60th birthday." Vivian Stancil, a retired Long Beach schoolteacher, was 50. She stood 5 feet tall and weighed 319 pounds. Nearly two decades later, at 67, Stancil not only lived but became one of the country's most honored age-group Senior Olympics swimmers, with 176 medals. In June, 1976 Olympic gold-medal swimmer John Naber presented her with the prestigious Personal Best Award, given once a year to the senior athlete who best helps to spread the word about health and wellness."
Lane 7 - USA Swimming posts "Swim 1922 Fashion Show 2014. "Stomp the Runway" was an event done in conjunction with the Swim 1922 Partnership between USA Swimming and historically black sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho. Over a thousand people were in attendance during the Sigma Gamma Rho 55th Annual Conference to see looks provided by USA Swimming sponsors, TYR, ARENA, and SPEEDO."
Lane 8 - Olympic posts (w/video) "Relive Munich 1972 with swimming superstar Shane Gould. More than 40 years have elapsed since Australia’s Shane Gould lit up the pool at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, winning five medals – three of them gold - before deciding to quit swimming shortly afterwards. In the latest of our “Words of Olympians” series, she looks back on her fleeting but hugely successful Olympic career."
Lane 1 - Sarasota Herald Tribune posts "Tropical Splash swim planned for October. Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Daiquiri Deck Tropical Splash Open Water Swim, hosted on Siesta Key Beach each year by the Sarasota YMCA Sharks Masters swim team."
Lane 3 - Express posts "Ian Thorpe denies he's dating Ricky Martin following rumours of 'tell-all magazine deal'. OLYMPIC Swimmer has been forced to deny that he is in a relationship with Ricky Martin, after Twitter was set alight with the rumour this morning."
Lane 4 - Reach For The Wall posts "Dates set for 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. USA Swimming announced Wednesday the dates for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. The eight-day competition that is used to decide the U.S. national team representatives to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be held June 26 through July 3 at the CenturyLink Center Omaha."
Lane 5 - The Bath Chronicle posts "Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, who lives in Bradford on Avon, looks forward to reopening of Cleveland Pools."
Lane 6 - Reuters posts "Park and Sun set to square off at Incheon pool. With a deep talent pool overflowing with Olympic and world champions, the swimming competition at the Asian Games is shaping up as the most intriguing event in Incheon."
Lane 7 - Speedo France posts "11 septembre 2014 - Livetchat Florent Manaudou. Vous n’avez pas pu être présent lors du livetchat de Florent Manaudou ? Pas de panique, la vidéo intégrale de ce moment privilégié est disponible ci-dessous. Profitez bien !"
Lane 8 - Gay News Network posts "GLAMOURHEADS SEE A SWEETER SIDE OF SWIMMING. The Glamourhead Sharks, Melbourne’s own GLBTI aquatic club, are hosting the next Victorian Masters swimming competition, but this one comes with a special sweetener. Entrants in the upcoming swimming competition are encouraged to bring their best trifle, which will finish off a day full of swimming."
Lane 1 - BBC posts (w.video) "Swimmer Ross Murdoch beaten by schoolboy 'superfan' Brian Fitzpatrick. A five-year-old boy who wrote a fan letter to Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch got to race his hero in the pool - and beat him."
Lane 2 - Speed Cafe posts "Pro swimmer tackles V8. Olympic and Pan Pacific 200m backstroke champion Tyler Clary is angling for a motorsport career when his top level swimming career finishes taking to the Official V8 Supercars Experience at the Performance Driving Centre with Dunlop Series ace Andre Heimgartner."
Lane 3 - My age group coach from a million years ago. Tuscaloosa News posts "SPORTING LIFE: Ed Reed swims his way to double gold. Reed two-upped himself earlier this month when he traveled to Montreal for the FINA World Masters Championships and returned to Tuscaloosa with two world championships in his age group, 70-74. Representing Crimson Tide Masters, a club team where he is both a coach and competitor, Reed won the 200-meter individual medley and the 400-meter freestyle (5:32.06). He set a world meet record in his age group in the 200 IM, finishing in 2:57.68. In addition to those two gold medals, Reed brought home silver medals in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:28.95) and the 400-meter individual medley (2:31.01) and the bronze medal in the 200-meter breaststroke (3:20.38)."
Lane 4 - BBC posts (w/video) "Which Beyonce song does swimmer Jazz Carlin love?"
Lane 5 - Local 10 posts "Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad honored in Key West. Plaque commemorating her Cuba to Florida swim to be unveiled on Smathers Beach."
Three days in a row! I'm on a roll! Having a new computer that works helps a lot also some time off with the Holiday weekend. Hopefully I can try to post during the work week. Till then...
Lane 1 - Competitor posts "Want To Recover Faster From Running? Start Swimming. Your next workout may do more to help you bounce back than compression socks, ice baths, etc. Swimming laps not only helps runners with endurance, but it also builds strength and enhances recovery."
Lane 2 - US Masters Swimming posts "Vic Wagoner Interview - SWIMMER Magazine. Masters Swimmer Vic Wagoner talks about overcoming adversity to get back into the pool."
Lane 3 - St George News posts "Swimming: Why you should take the plunge. Swimming laps is one of the best activities you can do for yourself, and although staring at that tiled blue line at the bottom of the pool hardly sounds like an ideal way to spend some of your precious time, the benefits of swimming are unlimited."
Lane 4 - Cuba Si posts "CUBA TO FLORIDA SWIMMER DIANA NYAD GETS CUBAN AWARD. US swimmer Diana Nyad -- the first to swim across the Florida Straits without a shark cage -- was presented with Cuba's Order of Sporting Merit, the first American athlete to receive the award. Speaking in Spanish, the 65-year-old said the Cuban award was "the most precious honor of my whole life."
Lane 5 - Haute Living posts "Ryan Lochte Celebrates His Birthday at 1 OAK. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte celebrated his 30th birthday at 1 OAK at the Mirage on Saturday night. Lochte posed for photos with friends and was later presented with life-sized cake by 1 OAK."
Lane 6 - Yahoo posts (w/gallery) "The surge in hidden swimming pools. Hidden pools have started popping up in homes, and they are exactly what they seem: pools that simply disappear when not in use. Think of the scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life” where George Bailey and Mary are dancing while the floor splits beneath them, revealing a pool underfoot."
Lane 7 - US Masters Swimming posts "Hip Driven Freestyle and Backstroke - SWIMMER Magazine. Cokie Lepinski of SwymNut Masters shows us how to engage our hips when swimming Backstroke and Freestyle."
Lane 8 - Arena Water Instinct posts "How Tania Cagnotto is putting diving back on Italy's aquatic map."
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."