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  • Virginia waters less risky for shark attacks

    Virginia waters less risky for shark attacks
    Two violent shark attacks in quick succession on a North Carolina beach during the weekend might have Virginians wondering if the same thing could happen here. But shark experts in Hampton Roads say the likelihood is almost nonexistent. "The sharks we...
  • Start making plans for Fourth of July celebrations

    Start making plans for Fourth of July celebrations
    Communities are gearing up for Fourth of July celebrations. Here is a list of upcoming events. •Faith Lutheran Church and School, 2727 S. Grove St., Eustis, will host "Our Country's Birthday Party" June 27. Festivities include children's activities...
  • DEEP Closes Four Beaches To Swimmers Due To Bacteria Counts

    DEEP Closes Four Beaches To Swimmers Due To Bacteria Counts
    The state has closed four beaches to swimmers after receiving elevated bacteria counts Tuesday. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has closed Sherwood Island in Westport, Silver Sands in Milford, Indian Wells in Shelton and Kettletown...
  • Suncoast nets second All-Sports Trophy

    Suncoast nets second All-Sports Trophy
    Success has been measured in several ways at Suncoast. During the 2014-15 season, all 29 of the school's athletic programs registered a team grade point average of at least 3.0. Those results helped lead Suncoast to its second Sun Sentinel All-Sports...
  • Is a wetsuit always necessary for triathlons?

    Q: "I am thinking about doing a mini sprint triathlon at the end of the month. Water temperature is expected to be between 70 and 75 degrees. Do you think I can make a 400-meter swim without a wetsuit?" – Cheryl S., Allentown, PA. A: Water has the...
  • After dangerous season in 2014, Ocean City hoping for calm seas this summer

    After dangerous season in 2014, Ocean City hoping for calm seas this summer
    It's the time of year when the sounds of crickets, lawn mowers and ice cream truck jingles fill the air. But at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, summer is marked by the whir of medevac helicopters. "It's trauma season," said Kari Cheezum,...
  • Brader/Persa camp gave future football stars a chance to shine

    Brader/Persa camp gave future football stars a chance to shine
    Kevin White was the No. 7 pick in this year's NFL draft. Mike Coccia was signed by the Eagles immediately after the draft as a free agent. Devin Street is headed into his second season with the Dallas Cowboys. What do all three of these guys have in...
  • A water park during California's drought? Let it slide

    A water park during California's drought? Let it slide
    On the first day of April, for many Californians, the drought finally hit home. They saw a photo of their governor in a brown meadow that should have been buried under five feet of snow. The snowpack, which eventually fills our reservoirs, had...
  • As city pools open, Olympians dive into learn-to-swim tour

    As city pools open, Olympians dive into learn-to-swim tour
    Olympic swimmers will be making a splash downtown on Friday, the same day the Chicago Park District opens its 49 outdoor public pools. Olympic gold medalists including Conor Dwyer, Cullen Jones and Jessica Hardy will join the USA Swimming Foundation and...
  • Park District credits lifeguards with rescuing 8-year-old from pool

     Park District credits lifeguards with rescuing 8-year-old from pool
    After rescuing an 8-year-old boy from almost drowning June 10, four Hall Quarry Beach lifeguards will be honored next week by the Batavia Park District. "I think the rescue effort speaks volumes about the rigorous and tireless training they perform on a...
  • 3-D pool painting helps kick off city swim season

     3-D pool painting helps kick off city swim season
    Kids in Chicago can kick off the summer at their neighborhood swimming pool Friday — or at least view a 3-D painting of one downtown. USA Swimming Foundation unveiled a 40-by-80-foot mural of an Olympic swimming pool in Pioneer Court on Friday...