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."
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 - Ten Insider posts "Glasgow 2014 | James Magnussen."
Lane 2 - Daily Mail posts "What does 10,000 calories look like? Former fast food addict Ryan Lochte shares a picture of his Olympic swimmer's diet. he Olympic swimmer, who turns 30 at the beginning of August, tweeted an image of his typical meal yesterday - containing 10,000 calories. '#Streamlining in preparation for my 10,000 calories. Let’s see your best pose. @swimtoday #funnestsport,' tweeted Mr Lochte, a self-confessed former fast food addict."
Lane 4 - Women's Day posts "Prince George: future Olympic Swimmer? A proud Duchess Catherine has told athletes at the Commonwealth Games that she has taken Prince George swimming and that he loves nothing more than splashing around in the water."
Lane 5 - Edinburgh News posts "Swimmer Daniel Wallace fixes his sights on Rio Olympics. Daniel Wallace hopes his hat-trick of Glasgow 2014 medals can propel him towards sporting superstardom. The 21-year-old from Edinburgh followed up gold in the 400 metres individual medley and 4x200m freestyle silver with another second-place finish in the 200m IM."
Lane 6 - Team USA posts "For Tracy Caulkins, 1984 Games Were Well Worth The Wait. Tracy Caulkins’ Olympic swimming dream began when she was a 9-year-old girl in Nashville, Tennessee, as she watched Mark Spitz fly to seven Olympic gold medals in Munich in 1972. Eight years later, the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow were supposed to mark her time for Olympic glory, but the boycott put those dreams on hold."
Lane 7 - OC Register posts "Throwback Thursday: Remembering the 1984 Olympics. All eyes were focused on the athletes in Los Angeles and one Register photographer caught peak moments by improvising."
Lane 8 - Team USA posts "Eight Team USA Athletes Reveal Their Engagement Stories. Swimming gold medalist Jessica Hardy."
Lane 1 - Kentucky Forward posts "Swimmer will go for the gold in 2016. Olympics with two UK degrees in hand. Elvis Burrows Jr. graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2010, after swimming in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Now, he will graduate with his masters and pursue the gold once again."
Lane 2 - The Daytona Beach News-Journal posts "Lochte pulls out of Charlotte Grand Prix swim meet. Lochte has been recovering from a medial collateral ligament tear in his left knee. Lochte’s father, Daytona Beach Swimming coach Steve Lochte, said pulling out of the meet was a precautionary move. “He just didn’t want to push it,” Steve Lochte said."
Lane 3 - NBC Sports posts "Sun Yang’s return sets up potential legendary race. The last eight men’s winners of Swimming World‘s World Swimmer of the Year are active, now that Sun Yang is back from suspension and Michael Phelps out of retirement."
Lane 4 - Las Vegas Review-Journal posts "Las Vegas Masters swim team finds fountain of youth in Desert Breeze pool. After meeting the nucleus of the Las Vegas Masters swimming team, it becomes apparent that Ponce de Leon was onto something when he sailed to Florida in the 16th century seeking the fountain of youth."