Lane 1 - Bloomberg posts "Ironman Making Changes to Swimming Portion of Races After Deaths. Events in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Lake Placid, New York; and Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, will no longer feature a mass swim start format, eliminating a long-standing Ironman tradition."
Lane 2 - TMJ4 posts via youtube "Five-Time Olympian Dara Torres Launch New Headphones for Women. Milwaukee-based Koss Corporation has partnered with five-time Olympian and 12-time medalist Dara Torres to announce its new Koss Fit Series Headphones, a headphone product designed for women by women. These fitness-focused headphones come in two styles -- Koss Fit Clips and Koss Fit Buds, and are available in five colors. They are 33 percent smaller than the average earbud, providing better comfort for music lovers. They are sweat resistant to ensure longevity with strong sound quality."
Lane 3 - Charlotte Observer posts "Olympian swimmers in city. Most of the biggest names in American swimming will return to Charlotte for the UltraSwim meet at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center beginning Thursday, but there will be a couple of significant absences, too."
Lane 4 - The Australian posts "London fallout: relay coach John Fowlie shifted. THE man who oversaw the troubled Olympic campaign of the Australian men's 4x100m freestyle relay team, Australian Institute of Sport coach John Fowlie, has been replaced as the relay team prepares to defend its world title in Barcelona in July."
Lane 5 - News Track India posts "Stephanie Rice accused of being in collusion with reality show judge. Roxy Jacenko, who is a contestant on 'Celebrity Apprentice,' has publicly accused rival Stephanie Rice of having a "rendezvous" with one of the show's judges. She went on to claim that Rice is very rude and annoying."
Lane 6 - Journal Sentinel posts "A spin class with veteran Olympic swimmer Dara Torres. Five-time Olympic swimmer Dara Torres was in town Wednesday to promote new Koss earbuds for fitness-minded, active women. She joined a spin class at Elite Sports Club in Mequon."
Lane 7 - Press Democrat posts "Olympian embraces role as spokeswoman. When someone wins an Olympic gold medal, or four of them in Dana Vollmer’s case, it is nearly impossible to find a conversational subject that could compete with the honor, the prestige, the glory and the fame of being the best athlete in the world in a particular event."
Lane 8 - fibre2fashion posts " Speedo launches new ‘LZR Racer Elite 2’ swim suit. We’ve taken the winning elements of the LZR Racer Elite and have built upon them to create a new addition to the Fastskin racing family: the Fastskin LZR Racer Elite 2 – our most technologically advanced LZR Racer suit yet. Still offering the powerful full body compression that’s familiar to top athletes, we’ve significantly improved the durability of the water repellent LZR Pulse+ Fabric by a whopping 40%. Fully bonded, the ultrasonically welded seams deliver a 6% reduction in skin friction drag. Meanwhile, new suit detailing (reflective logo and Speedo branded seam tape) and brand new contrasting colour panels (in a choice of four colour combos) make it a stand-out choice for style as well as performance."