Lane 1 - Fox 7 Austin posts (w/video) "Michael Phelps on UT campus. Swimming great Michael Phelps is on the University of Texas campus as he continues his comeback with an eye on the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio."
Lane 2 - CoachMag posts "Why Does Britain’s Strongest Man Love Swimming? Eddie Hall harnesses his childhood passion for the pool to help him break strength records."
Lane 3 - Team USA posts "Five For Friday: Swimming. The second leg of the Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas, features a stacked field including London 2012 Olympic champions Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Races in the three-day competition begin Friday in the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas. TV: 9:30-11 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, Universal HD Webcasts: 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, NBC Sports Live Extra; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, usaswimming.org."
Lane 4 - The News Tribune posts "Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard speaks at Do Something Healthy. Seven-time Olympic medalist, swimmer Amanda Beard will talk Thursday about how she dealt with depression, drug abuse and other personal issues at MultiCare’s 16th annual Do Something Healthy."
Lane 5 - WOWT posts "Old Mattress Factory Watered Down For Olympic Swim Trials. USA Swimming has created a new hospitality venue that will be the centerpiece for the social scene around the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha this summer. The 5,000-square foot upstairs and balcony of the Old Mattress Factory Bar and Grill will transform to USA Swimming House throughout all eight days of the event from June 26th to July 3rd."
Lane 6 - Women's Day posts "Leisel Jones addresses her feud with Stephanie Rice. The feud was first brought to light in Leisel’s memoir Body Lengths, where she spoke of her relationship with her London Olympics team mates as being “toxic”. Stephanie, 27, was accused of being the "ringleader" and making “hurtful” remarks about Leisel’s style and eating habits behind her back. “A lot of people say feud, but most of the story was lessons that I’d learnt along the way,” Leisel explained."
Lane 7 - USA Today posts "Swim coach Bob Bowman wants Arizona State to be an example. The timing seemed odd, at least with an Olympic push coming. But Bob Bowman was drawn to Arizona State, and Arizona State to him. And so he went this past summer, taking 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps with him to the desert, along with the other professional swimmers he trained back in Baltimore."
Lane 8 - Business Insider posts "Michael Phelps reveals the scariest part of his unprecedented run of dominance."
70% lighter than the traditional swim fins, the Alpha Fin Pro was designed to mimic a swimmers natural competitive kicking tempo with an asymmetrical short blade design.
• Asymmetrical design provides natural kicking motion • 70% lighter than traditional rubber swim fins, providing comfort and improved body positioning • Short blade mimics race pace kicking tempo • Rigid EVA foam construction ensures enhanced propulsion
"A lot of the fins out there today are flat and swimmers learn to kick with their feet apart, which isn't a very natural motion. I'm very pleased with these fins because they're shaped in a way that you can kick the way you're going to when you're swimming." - Coach Bob Bowman
Engineered with integrated, dual-density stretch zones, stabilizing ribs, and internal dimpling, the X-O cap offers a sleek and secure fit.
"The cut of the X-O cap is perfect. It doesn’t ride, it doesn’t wrinkle. It’s not completely over my ears, so I can hear.” - Michael Phelps
• Exo-Core Technology: Combines two thicknesses of silicone for maximum performance • Internal dimpling and stabilizing ribs prevent movement and wrinkling and keeps the cap in place • Hydrodynamic 3D shape • Works in conjunction with our performance Compression Cap to improve the hydrodynamic shape of the head • Performance cut • Reusable hard case packaging • FINA approved • Designed in Italy • Latex-free • Available in 3 sizes
“The swim cap is very important to a swimmer’s performance,” said Coach Bob Bowman. “We’ve created a cap that’s going to provide maximum control of the hair with a minimum of wrinkles for the most streamlined movement through the water.”
The XCEED competition goggle combines patented curved lens technology and a hydrodynamic low profile fit to give swimmers a competitve edge in perfect clarity. In addition, the XCEED Titanium Mirror is further enhanced with a layered titanium metal coating for enhanced sun and glare protection.
• Patented curved lens for expanded field of vision allows the swimmer to sight walls and the competition without altering head position • Titanium Mirror coating to maximize light perception together with sun light protection • Engineered with Exo-Core technology, which combines two materials for maximum performance - Compressed Micro-Gasket provides a leak resistant seal and a low profile design - Semi-rigid exoskeleton maximizes the structural strength and stability of the goggle • Ultra soft Softeril gasket provides a watertight seal and maximum comfort • Hydrodynamic, low-profile head buckle for quick adjustments • High-quality, low-profile Silicone strap with textured grip effect • Anti-fog and Anti-scratch treated Polycarbonate lenses • Ergonomic, easy to replace, interchangeable nose bridge for a customizable, comfortable fit • Designed and manufactured in Italy • FINA approved
"I can see 2 or 3 lanes over. I've never worn another goggle like it." - Michael Phelps
“With these goggles, we took it to the next level. Elite performers will want to wear it, particularly due to the curvature and the range of vision. You’re getting almost 180-degree vision, which is really important when you’re racing. You want to have that peripheral sight. And the clarity of it - because of the patented curved lens design--is better than anything I’ve ever seen.” - Coach Bob Bowman