Lane 1 - Baltimore Sun posts "Michael Phelps celebrates Christmas in teeny, tiny swimwear. The
Olympic superstar posted to Instagram late this week with a photo from a Christmas pajama party he attended with sometime-girlfriend Nicole Johnson, a former Miss California."
Lane 2 - Daily Mail posts "Working off that turkey! Michael Klim joins wife Lindy on their exercise bikes for post-Christmas blitz after the gold medallist gives son Rocco some swimming pointers. For most people, the few days after Christmas means kicking back and enjoying sometime off. But Lindy and Michael Klim aren't slowing down during the festive season, with the superfit pair instead taking to the gym on Boxing Day to work off their holiday meals. The happy couple showed off their workout regime on a pair of exercise bikes after 37-year-old Australian swimmer Michael helped perfect son Rocco's stroke in the pool."
Lane 3 - Stuff posts "New Zealand swimmers caught in the deep end in 2014. Lauren Boyle and Sophie Pascoe aside, it's been another forgettable and concerning year for swimming in New Zealand. And, frustratingly, even Boyle's year has been hampered. Last month it was revealed the Rio Olympic medal hope has been without a specialist coach for six months and taxpayer-funded entities Swimming New Zealand and High Performance Sport New Zealand are both still struggling to find a solution - for the most promising athlete the sport has seen in this country in years."
Lane 4 - First Post has "Swimming, Athletics endure a dope tainted 2014. The fight against doping went into its climax in the second half of the year when top names from track and field, swimming and badminton fell from grace. The anti-doping in the first half of 2014, however, had got its fair share in the limelight when six offenders were exposed in Sochi Winter Olympic Games in February, reports Xinhua."