Lane 1 - CNN posts "Shaped by sharks: Five designs inspired by ocean predators. If ever there was a man with the body of a shark, it was American swimmer Michael Phelps. What was his secret? Apart from freakishly good genes, Phelps wore a Speedo Fastskin II swimming suit, modeled on drag-resistant shark skin."
Lane 2 - Arena posts "South Africa's Head Coach, Graham Hill talks life, pool and Chad le Clos. Graham Hill is put in the hot seat as he talks life as a coach. This includes high & low moments, motivating the troops and Chad le Clos."
Lane 3 - Al Arabiya posts "World swim body warns Qatar, UAE over Israel snubs. Swimming’s governing body has formally warned officials in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates for disrespecting Israeli swimmers at World Cup events. FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the two organizing committees apologized for the “stupid” incidents in the past week."
Lane 4 - The Guardian posts "Heroes of swimming: Duke Kahanamoku. Second in our series on the greatest swimmers of all time is an unassuming kid from Hawaii who went on to conquer the world – and pioneer the sport of surfing."
Lane 5 - Inside The Games posts "Ledecky and Ligety unveiled as US sportspeople of the year. Swimmer Katie Ledecky and Alpine skier Ted Ligety have today been named by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as its sportswoman and sportsman of the year, respectively, for 2012-2013."
Lane 6 - Delaware County Times posts "FINA slow to react to Crippen tragedy. Thursday marked an ominous anniversary for the world of swimming: Three years ago, Fran Crippen died during an open water 10k race outside of Dubai. Even three years after Crippen’s death, FINA, swimming’s international governing body, has been embarrassingly slow and indecisive on measures to prevent future tragedies."