Lane 1 - People posts "Amanda Beard’s Blog: Full of Thanks. Please give a warm welcome to our newest celebrity blogger, Amanda Beard! The seven-time Olympic medalist first appeared on the sports scene at the 1996 Atlanta games, walking away with her first gold for the medley relay and two silvers for the 100 and 200-meter breaststrokes — all at the age of 14."
Lane 2 - Speedo UK posts "Speedo Advisors | How to use the hydro Discs in a swim workout by Karen Pickering."
Lane 3 - NBC Sports posts "Ricky Berens retires from swimming (again). American Ricky Berens has retired for the second time in 16 months, walking away from competitive swimming at 25."
Lane 4 - Speedo UK posts "Speedo Advisors | Why swimming is important for the human body by Matt Taylor."
Lane 5 - Speedo UK posts " Sean Conway | I did it! #SwimmingBritain. Sean Conway has become the first man to swim the entire length of Britain! See his exclusive interview with Speedo after completing his epic swimming adventure."
Lane 6 - NYDN posts "Forcing daughter to swim yields attempted murder charge in South Africa: cops. The parents, of Bloemfontein, are accused of beating their 10-year-old girl to make her continue swimming even after she was tired."
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Lane 1 - Yahoo 7 posts "Swim rebuild to take time: Klim. Michael Klim is hopeful Australia's swim team can turn their Olympic fortunes around by the 2016 Games, but warns it could take much longer."
Lane 2 - Express & Echo posts "Liam Tancock's 2016 Olympic hopes receive boost. Exeter swimmer Liam Tancock’s Rio 2016 hopes have received a lift after it was confirmed he will continue to receive funding from UK Sport."
Lane 3 - Sport 24 posts "Hundreds greet Chad le Clos. Hundreds of people welcomed swimmers Chad le Clos and Myles Brown on Saturday evening at Durban's King Shaka International airport. There was a festive atmosphere as the two swimmers and their coach Graham Hill arrived, as scores of people waited for them in the international arrivals hall."
Lane 4 - The Wall Street Journal posts "Diana Nyad's Great Regret. Endurance Icon Once Attacked a Record Cuba-to-Florida Swim."
Lane 5 - KALW posts (w/audio) "Swimming from Alcatraz to heal body and soul. The sun is just beginning to rise over the glassy water at San Francisco’s aquatic park. Karen Wapato is beaming as she emerges from the Bay and peels off her goggles. Wapato is a public health nurse on the Colville Indian reservation in Washington state. Over the past few years, she’s been battling diabetes and alcoholism in the lives of her patients and in her own. Then she heard about Pathstar. It’s an intensive week of health and wellness education, topped off with a unique challenge -- a one-mile swim across the bay from Alcatraz."
Lane 6 - Crowdfund Insider posts "Best Invention List Includes Three Kickstarter Crowdfunded Projects. Under “Extremely Fun”. The + Pool. An Olympic-size pool designed to float in the less-than-crystal-clear East River, the Plus Pool kills two birds with one stone: it cleans the river water and gives New Yorkers a place to swim. Its unique filtration system scrubs the water as it floats through it, while its distinctive plus-sign shape isolates different wings for different activities. Designed by Dong-Ping Wong, Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin, the pool could make it possible for New Yorkers to dive into clean river water for the first time in 100 years. So far the $15 million project has been funded by Kickstarter, but the team is still raising money to get the pool up and floating by the summer of 2016."
Lane 1 - Glasgow South & Eastwood Extra posts "Swimming up coast 'dream come true'. An adventurer who made history by swimming the length of Britain has said it is a dream come true to cross the finishing line. Sean Conway, 32, left Cornwall on June 30 and swam along the west coast to the most northerly point of the mainland, from Land's End to John O'Groats. He braved
cold waters, jellyfish stings and even sea sickness to complete the estimated 900-mile route."
Lane 2 - 7 News posts "Murray Rose's Olympic exclusion continues to divide swimming world. Nearly 50 years after the event, the exclusion of champion Australian swimmer Murray Rose from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics continues to polarise opinions in the swimming world. In 1964 he was still breaking world records and was tipped to win gold in the men's 1,500 metres freestyle in Tokyo. But Rose was controversially excluded from the Australian team because he hadn't swum in the Australian Championships eight months earlier - at the time he was acting in a Hollywood movie, Ride the Wild Surf."
Lane 3 - 702 ABC Sydney posts "Life lessons with Dawn Fraser. Australian Olympic legend Dawn Fraser shares treasured advice and lessons from her own life, sharing chapters from her story and new memoir with 702 Drive."
Lane 4- NY Times posts "Adventures In Parenting. At a Swim Meet, a Ribbon for Everyone. Awards for the winners: not a new concept. Awards for everyone: needs reconsidering. Not winning rarely demeans the loser. Placating always does. Those ribbons ruined the race – completely."