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Thursday's Swim Report: Get Out Of The Way Of The Jeah Tsunami!

Lane 1 - New Straits Times posts "Sun shining again after coaching clouds clear.  China's double Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang has mended fences with his coach and laid down a marker ahead of this year's World Championships by winning the 400m freestyle at the National Swimming Championships, local media reported."

Lane 2 - CNN posts via youtube "Ryan Lochte goes for reality TV gold.  Anderson Cooper has a preview of Ryan Lochte's upcoming E! reality TV show."

Lane 3 - NYDN posts "Lance Armstrong withdraws from Masters swim meet after objections raised.  Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France champion who admitted to his doping past earlier this year, has also found himself unwelcome at triathlon and running events in the months since his suspension went into effect.   Armstrong pulled out after swimming officials notified his management team that international anti-doping rules prohibited Armstrong from participating in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships in Austin, Texas.  Rob Butcher, executive director of U.S. Masters Swimming, which oversees the event, said his group was a member of U.S. Aquatic Sports, which is recognized by the International Swimming Federation (known as FINA) – a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code. All signatories to the WADA code must recognize bans imposed by other signatories, like USADA."

Lane 4 - Daily Mail posts "She's a telly flop! Kendra Wilkinson is kicked off Splash after refusing to Abc_splashdive.  But Kendra Wilkinson was the true telly flop on Tuesday night's edition of Splash after she refused to dive.  The Playboy Playmate couldn't face leaping off the board with partner Rory Bushfield on the ABC show, a decision she said would haunt her for the rest of her life.The Malibu Times posts "Greg Louganis takes the plunge on ‘Splash’.  Famed Malibu Olympian makes waves in reality TV."  ESPN posts "Brandi Chastain talks 'Splash,' staying fit.  Growing up in San Jose, Calif., you'd think that Brandi Chastain would have been really good at swimming.  But that wasn't the case."

Lane 5 - The Australian posts "Grow up and just swim: Olympic great Kieren Perkins.  AUSTRALIA'S male swimmers must focus on their sport and not being "celebrity show ponies".  That's the view of former champion Kieren Perkins in the wake of the damning Bluestone Review into Australia's Olympic swimming team."

Lane 6 - Yonhap News posts "Swimmer Park Tae-hwan feels his career is not finished.  At the ripe age of 23, South Korean swimming star Park Tae-hwan has already heard the whispers that his career may be done. Park has won two world titles, four Olympic medals and 14 Asian Games medals, and doubters have said that he can't possibly do much more down the road."

Lane 7 - DNA posts "Meet Linden Wolbert, the swimmer who's become 'real-life mermaid'.  The Los Angeles model, who was already a keen free diver- able to descend to 115ft, has claimed that things have become smooth since donning the tail.  Swimmer Linden Wolbert has become a fulltime professional mermaid after shelling out 10,000 pounds to make a functional 6ft tail."

Lane 8 - KTLA news posts (w/video) "Missing Olympic Diving Champion Sammy Lee Found Safe.  Two-time Olympic gold medalist Samuel “Sammy” Lee was found safe on Tuesday after a daylong search.  Sheriff’s deputies located Lee in Pico Rivera just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.  The 92-year-old, who suffers from dementia and heart problems, had been missing since Monday."

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