Lane 1 - Columbia Daily Tribune posts "Q&A with six-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni. I had the chance to sit down with Rebecca Soni for an interview Thursday morning before Soni spoke at the Women’s Intersport Network for Columbia awards luncheon at Columbia College."
Lane 2 - Swimming Australia posts "Trials SwimFan Skill Session Saturday - Canberra."
Lane 3 - Daily Mail posts "Oh jeah! Ryan Lochte displays his impressive six pack as he poses in just a tiny pair of Speedos. Dream team: Ryan joined fellow swimmers Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Eddie Moses, Natalie Coughlin, and Jessica Hardy on the shoot for Speedo."
Lane 4 - WDEL 1150AM posts (w/video) "Olympic Gold Medalist speaks to Wilm. youth. Kids in the Walnut Street YMCA's Water Wise program got to hold a real Olympic Gold Medal as part of a special presentation. Eric Shanteau was part of the winning 4 by 100 relay swim team in London two years ago, and while the kids' eyes lit up at the sight and feel of a surprisingly heavy gold medal, Shanteau was also looking to pass along the importance of being safe near the water."
Lane 5 - - Alijazeera America posts "Meet the Syrian Olympian paying his own way to Rio. The headline still upsets the California lifeguard with the giant hands. “Azad al-Barazi: Swimming for Assad.” In the weeks before the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Azad al-Barazi, a Saudi-born, California-raised Olympic swimmer of Syrian descent, was labeled as something else: The Olympian competing for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Usually patient and steadfast, the line tweaked the apolitical al-Barazi. Assad is not – and never has been – motivation for al-Barazi, now 26. In fact, he doesn’t even like him. “I can say this to you right now, because I live in the U.S.: I’m not with [Assad] at all,” he said. “We don’t like him at all. It’s nice being in the U.S. and being able to say that.” He pauses before finishing his thought: “In Syria, I’d be killed.”
Lane 6 - USC Trojans posts "USC Holds Grand Opening For Uytengsu Aquatics Center. Trojans then host first ever meet at new facility against Utah. Less than a year and half after its groundbreaking, USC held the grand opening of the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Friday (Feb. 21) and celebrated the historic day with the first competition at the new facility, a six-event abbreviated meet against Utah to be followed by a full schedule Saturday at noon. Making up the close to 1,000 in attendance were many former swimmers, divers and water polo players, including former NCAA title winners and Olympic gold medalists Rebecca Soni, Kaitlin Sandeno and Lenny Krayzelburg."
Lane 7 - Go Swim posts "Breaststroke - Sweep In to Air. This week's drill is really about a question, do you go to air in breaststroke when the hands are sweeping out, or when the hands are sweeping in?"
Lane 8 - The Guardian posts "Charlotte Dawson found dead in her inner-Sydney home. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances around the death of the former judge of Australia’s Next Top Model. She had been married to the former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller."