Lane 1 - The Weather Channel posts "China's Olympic Stadium Transformed Into Water Park. China, host of the 2008 Summer Olympics, has taken the more colorful route to transform their National Aquatic Center, popularly known as the "Water Cube." Once the venue of the Olympic swimming competitions, where Michael Phelps broke records and won eight gold medals, the Water Cube (or at least half of it) is now home to "Happy Magic Water Cube Water Park," with numerous water-rides, spa pools, wave pools, a "lazy river," and 13 water slides including the Bullet Bowl and Speed Slide, according to the Daily Mail."
Lane 2 - Go Swim posts "Turns - Vertical Pushoffs. These simple push offs accomplish a couple things. First, they teach the swimmer that a push off should be like a JUMP. Agressive and quick. When you move forward to the rotation, it teaches the swimmer how to manage their balance during the torque of the feet as they leave the wall."
Lane 3 - British Swimming posts "Swim stars first to be unveiled for Team Wales. Seven stars of the pool have been named as the first athletes to be selected for Wales ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games next summer. Commonwealth Games Wales and Swim Wales have today revealed that former medallists Jazz Carlin, Jemma Lowe and Georgia Davies are among the first swimmers to book their place in the squad."
Lane 4 - The Guardian posts "Three things for swimmers in London to look forward to. With the Aquatics Centre opening to the public in 2014 and some splashing in the Thames on the cards, Londoners are on course to be – whisper it – a bit spoiled over the next few years."
Lane 5 - Las Vegas Review-Journal posts "Italian swimmer Gremizzi's U.S. dream realized. NLV swimmer Giacomo Gremizzi always was enamored with American culture and dreamed of attending college in the United States. It’s fitting that the senior ended up in Las Vegas, home to Bellagio, which was inspired by the tiny Italian resort town of the same name."
Lane 6 - Inside The Games posts "San Juan chosen as USA Swimming training camp ahead of Rio 2016. USA Swimming's national team director Frank Busch told the Olympic International Organising Committee (OIOC) that Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeastern Caribbean, had been chosen ahead of sites in Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil."
Lane 7 - Sarasota YMCA posts "Ryan Lochte visits the Sarasota YMCA Sharks. Three time Olympian and 11 time Olympic medalist, world record holder, and reality TV star, Ryan Lochte visited the Sharks Swim team on Thursday, October 24, 2013 to stress the importance of teamwork and setting goals. "Everyday, when I woke up, I would set a goal for myself and I wouldn't stop until I reached that goal" explains Lochte. The Olympian spent several hours with the team swimming, answering questions, taking pictures and signing autographs."
Lane 8 - The Drinks Business posts "Beer ‘saves’ drunken sea swimmer. Beer ‘saves’ drunken sea swimmer."