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Swimming

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  • 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...
  • Shark attack victim stared 'eyeball to eyeball' with predator

    Shark attack victim stared 'eyeball to eyeball' with predator
    A long-distance ocean swimmer who was attacked by a great white shark at Manhattan Beach over the weekend said he stared the predator in the eye as it sunk its teeth into his chest before finally releasing him. Steven Robles, a 50-year-old real estate...
  • Video emerges showing shark attack off Manhattan Beach Pier

    A video has emerged showing a shark attack that left a swimmer injured near the Manhattan Beach Pier. One video, posted on by LoudLabs News on YouTube, shows the shark "jumping right on top" of the swimmer, as one of the people heard on the recording...
  • Shark in Manhattan Beach attack was 'agitated,' lifeguard says

    Shark in Manhattan Beach attack was 'agitated,' lifeguard says
    Sharks are not an uncommon sight in the waters off the Manhattan Beach Pier, but attacks like the one Saturday are rare, experts said. A swimmer was attacked by a shark Saturday morning. The unidentified victim, described as a long-distance swimmer...
  • Shark bite exposes uneasy coexistence between fishermen, beachgoers

    Shark bite exposes uneasy coexistence between fishermen, beachgoers
    The weekend biting of a long-distance swimmer by a great white shark exposed an uneasy coexistence between fishermen and beachgoers at Manhattan Beach Pier. The swimmer, Steve Robles, a 50-year-old real estate professional, is expected to recover from...
  • Swimming: It's never too late to learn

    Swimming: It's never too late to learn
    The moment brings laughter now, but it sure wasn't funny then. Michelle Simmons swam to the middle of the deep end at the YMCA pool and froze. She was too tired to go all of the way to the wall. She was too scared to turn around and swim back to the...
  • Fisherman defends his actions as shark bite incident ignites controversy

    Fisherman defends his actions as shark bite incident ignites controversy
    A South Bay fisherman is defending his actions amid growing anger directed at pier anglers, following Saturday’s shark bite incident in Manhattan Beach that shocked surfers and swimmers. Officials on scene said that a group of anglers on the...
  • Crusaders roll to 39-7 victory in semi-pro football season opener | Community sports

    Forget about any opening-game jitters. The Virginia Crusaders, two-time defending champs in the Mason-Dixon Football League, played like an unshakable powerhouse in their season-opening 39-7 victory over the Carolina Seminoles on Saturday night at...
  • Where to swim, where to fish?

    To the editor: Two potential rules should allow swimmers and pier fishermen to share the ocean.  (“Shark bite puts fishing rules in question,” July 13) First, pass a regulation that bans swimming within 200 feet of a pier.  Swimmers have...
  • The Kid's Doctor: 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...