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Swimming

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  • Simsbury Swimmer Receives Elmer Vincent Rotary Award

    SIMSBURY — Nick Catalano, 18, is this year's recipient of the Elmer Vincent Rotary Award. The award, given out for almost 20 years by the Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club, honors a male and female athlete from Simsbury who exemplifies what Rotary means,...
  • Guarding local swimmers [Editorial]

    Guarding local swimmers  [Editorial]
    The Maryland and Delaware Atlantic Ocean beach resorts got a bit of good news to kick off the summer season this past week. The latest survey by the National Resources Defense Council rates both states as having some of the cleanest beach water in the...
  • Is Fort Lauderdale diving into trouble?

    Fort Lauderdale is getting closer to starting construction on its planned $32.4 million aquatic center to replace the current one at the International Swimming Hall of Fame.  Some critics fear it’s just one big “I told you so” waiting to...
  • Health officials warn of amoeba in wake of 11-year-old boy's death

    Health officials warn of amoeba  in wake of 11-year-old boy's death
    The Florida Department of Health on Thursday warned swimmers to be cautious in freshwater lakes after an 11-year-old Sanford boy vacationing in Costa Rica contracted and later died from a rare infection caused by an amoeba. Jordan Smelski died Wednesday...
  • Most Chicago beaches reopened for swimming

    Most Chicago beaches reopened for swimming
    Chicago reopened most of its beaches to swimmers today, but some North Shore suburban beaches remained closed because of high bacteria levels following Monday's storms. The heavy rains required opening the locks in both Chicago and Wilmette, releasing...
  • Not again! Bacteria closes Beltzville Lake swimming area ahead of July 4th holiday

    Not again! Bacteria closes Beltzville Lake swimming area ahead of July 4<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> holiday
    A favorite swimming hole in the Poconos at Beltzville Lake near Lehighton may not be open this Fourth of July because of bacterial contamination. The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which manages the 3,000-acre state park,...
  • 10 public pools worth a trip

    10 public pools worth a trip
    Big Surf Wave Pool When your wee ones are craving waves, the three-foot crests at this Mount Prospect pool should do the trick. Calm waters return to the zero-depth every 10 minutes for less adventurous swimmers. 411 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect (847-...
  • Search called off for boy swept away in Ocean City riptide

    Rescuers have called off their search for a 14-year-old Philadelphia boy who was swept away in a riptide Sunday evening in Ocean City, N.J. The search by the Coast Guard and the Ocean City Police Department ended just before 4 p.m. Monday. Cindy...
  • Authors chat with visitors on subjects ranging from war to mental illness

    Willington Public Library visitors recently had the opportunity to talk with 10 Connecticut authors, all members of the American Authors & Publishing Guild, at a kick-off event for the library's summer reading program. It was a different way to mark...
  • Hampton's Osborn wins national title in USA Shooting Junior Olympics | Community notebook

    Sarah Osborn of Hampton won another national individual title and was a member of the Patriot Shooting Club team that captured a national championship Friday and Saturday in Camp Perry, Ohio. Osborn, 15, was at her best Friday, topping a field of 221...
  • Water safety can save lives

    Water safety can save lives
    Laura Metro is one of the lucky ones. Her son, Clay, survived. But Metro will never forget the day Clay, then 3, was pulled out of a swimming pool, looking lifeless. Clay, now 6, was in a coma for two days before recovering from his fall into the...