Lane 1 - Auburn Reporter posts "Auburn's Kukors returns to the Olympic stage in Sochi. Retired Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors returns to the Olympic stage Friday. Rather than competing, however, Kukors – an Auburn native who swam in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and holds the world record in the 200-meter individual medley – will attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia as part of the KING-5 news coverage team."
Lane 2 - Speedo posts "Speedo Advisors | What to use Aquamitts for and how they are of benefit by Karen Pickering."
Lane 3 - Arena Water Instinct posts "How age and motherhood is no obstacle to Olympic ambition. Three-time Olympic medallist Therese Alshammar has devoted 30 years to swimming but 2013 brought a life-changing event when she gave birth to baby Fred. Now aged 36, Therese has returned to the water with the long-term goal of competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro when she will be a fortnight shy of her 39th birthday."
Lane 4 - The Reedley Exponent posts "Pools create buzz. The Reedley High Aquatics Complex – which will be anchored by two stainless steel pools from Italy – is making a big splash. Myrtha CEO Colletto came to Reedley on Jan. 29. He brought with him Gary Hall Jr. – an American swimmer who won 10 medals, including five gold, at three Olympic Games from 1996 to 2004 – and Mike Mintenko, who competed for Canada at the Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004. Both men now work for Myrtha. Colletto said he wants to showcase the Reedley High project in California. “We understand this is an important project for this community,” he said. “So we want to make sure everything goes well for the project.”
Lane 5 - Swimming Australia posts "Australian Swim Team Photo Shoot - Leighton Beach, Western Australia. Not a bad effort considering the sun had gone down…."
Lane 6 - 3 News posts (w/video) "Oscar Kightley overcomes fears to swim 25 metros. You may not think writer and actor Oscar Kightley would be a man who has much time to learn a new skill. But today he is, arms perfectly positioned, learning to swim. "I realised that when you do your whole arm thing it's not just your arms moving round like a windmills, you are actually pulling yourself through the water, so I had to make these little connections and seeing the sense of it - the real challenge is breathing."
Lane 7 - Aqualillies posts "Aqualillies Masquerade Party 2013. Aqualillies liven it up on the rooftop of the Thompson Beverly Hills, Masquerade style. Synchronized Swimming in Los Angeles like never before. Aqualillies also has synchronized swimmers in Miami, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Toronto. www.Aqualillies.com for more info."
Lane 8 - New Jersey Hills posts "Madison Masters Swimmers really go the distance. OK, while they didn’t actually swim through all 24 time zones, 62 dedicated Madison area Masters Swimmers did last year finally amass sufficient “pool yards” to cover the distance completely around the world- with 2,400 miles to spare. Translated, the group in 2013 swam 25.9 million yards, or 14,720 miles, and 22 million yards, or 12,603 miles in 2012."