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  • Swimming lessons alone will not prevent drowning

    Especially in summer, childhood drowning is an ever-present concern. Between 2000 and 2005, 6,900 U.S. children died from non-boating accidental drowning. The rate of drowning was almost four times higher for children one to two years old, and twice as...
  • Young upstart spurs Van der Burgh to grab gold

    GLASGOW (Reuters) - Benjamin Proud said he had surpassed his wildest dreams after landing a second win to guide England to a record-equalling gold tally as the swimming event ended in thrilling style at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. The 19-year-old...
  • PASSINGS: Helen Johns Carroll

    Helen Johns Carroll, 99, a swimmer who helped the U.S. women's Olympic team win gold in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Sumter, S.C., her family said. Then known as Helen...
  • Thaddeus Gamory proves it's never too late to learn to swim

    Thaddeus Gamory proves it's never too late to learn to swim
    Swimming lessons weren't part of the childhood experience for many African-Americans, Thaddeus Gamory says. That's why he's encouraging black adults to visit him on Saturdays and learn the basics. "African-Americans don't have the same deep swimming...
  • Virginia Beach's Zecchini wins third Greater Hampton Amateur title | Community news

    Virginia Beach's Zecchini wins third Greater Hampton Amateur title | Community news
    Ken Zecchini says he can't explain it, but the Greater Hampton Amateur is the only amateur tournament in the area he's won. The Virginia Beach teacher first won the 54-hole tournament at age 35 in 1995, then at age 43 in 2003, and Sunday he won it again...
  • Allentown man pulled dead from pond after jumping from swing rope into water

    Allentown man pulled dead from pond after jumping from swing rope into water
    A swimmer jumped into a pond next to the South Mountain Reservoir on Tuesday afternoon and disappeared, and despite rescuers' attempts to save him, he was found dead. The Lehigh County coroner's office was called to the scene at South 10th Street and...
  • Women's golf legend Carol Mann happy for 'homecoming' at International Crown

    Women's golf legend Carol Mann happy for 'homecoming' at International Crown
    Some athletes take to a sport after watching a memorable performance. Others simply are born to play it. Hall of Fame golfer Carol Mann's career path was set when she couldn't see her head in a mirror made for young ballerinas to study their movements....
  • Swimmer's body recovered on Melbourne Beach

    Swimmer's body recovered on Melbourne Beach
    Brevard County authorities have recovered the body of a man who apparently drowned while swimming off Melbourne Beach yesterday. They are not releasing his name, until next of kin can be notified, but say his body was found shortly after 10 p.m. He...
  • Teen who drowned in Lake County identified

    Teen who drowned in Lake County identified
    The teenager who drowned while swimming with friends in Third Lake Monday has been identified as Matt Reed, who was about to begin his junior year at Grayslake Central High School, according to school officials. "Our hearts and prayers are with the...
  • Conor Dwyer taking flight under Michael Phelps' wing

    BALTIMORE — It is a perfect late spring morning. The sun already has dried out the remains of an overnight rain, and the birds are chirping so loudly, they nearly drown out conversation during an al fresco breakfast outside the Whole Foods in the...
  • Bolt, Farah headline cast at Glasgow Commonwealths

    LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland's biggest city on Wednesday. World-record holders, decorated...