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Lane 1 - Greenville Online posts "Greenville swimming program slakes competitive streaks, health kicks for area adults.  The program, launched in 2009, has grown quickly, according to Leslie Scott, director of the YMCA masters program and head coach of the Splash.  “When the program started, we had two swimmers,” Scott said. “Now it is about 150.”  While the program -- for anyone 18 or older -- has done well nationally, it is welcoming to swimmers who are just looking for a lane toward getting in shape, for other health reasons or just to have fun."

Lane 2 - posts "Jason Lezak Swims Surprise Anchor Leg at USMS Nationals & Makes SwimOutlet Gold Medal Delivery.  Under the Gold Medal Delivery initiative, is giving teams across the nation a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet swimming stars and receive free product from"

Lane 3 - Battle Creek Enquirer posts "B.C. Masters club a good way to stay active as a swimmer.  The Michigan Masters adult swim club had a successful spring and is now gearing up for its next big event, the Goguac Lake Swim.  The U.S. Masters is a national organization with over 50,000 members. It promotes fitness and health in adults by offering and supporting swimming 1511031-1programs through local charters.  The Battle Creek Masters club trains primarily at the YMCA and is a diverse group with nearly 100 members aged 18-89."

Lane 4 - Swim for MS "Swim for MS is a national fundraiser in which volunteers are encouraged to create their own swim challenge while recruiting online donations to support the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA). Swim for MS is unique because MSAA does not plan the event - you do! As a Swim for MS volunteer, you have the opportunity to create and arrange your own special Swim activity."  Now you can buy Swim for MS Swim Suits at

Lane 5 - Team USA posts "Natalie Coughlin Is Sprinting To Rio.  Natalie Coughlin is heading to USA Swimming’s Phillips 66 National Championships & World Championship Trials next week in Indianapolis. But don’t look for her in the backstroke. The 12-time Olympic medalist, with back-to-back golds in the backstroke, has a new focus: freestyle sprints."

Lane 6 - The Australian posts "Hitout to leave swim team hungry.  HEAD men's coach Rohan Taylor has urged the Australian team to attack "with attitude" this weekend's final hitout before next month's world championships.  The full Australian team has gathered in Brisbane for two days of time-trial racing and team-building, and Taylor said it was important they did not waste the opportunity to hone their competition skills."

Lane 7 - NBC Today posts (w/video) "Water safety tips from an Olympic swimmer.  Gold medalist Janet Evans will be talking about the importance of water safety!"

Lane 8 - Slate posts "Why Are Guys Afraid to Wear Speedos?  American men need to get over their Freudian fear of showing off their junk."


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