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Swimming

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  • Swimmer bitten by shark to attend council meeting on fishing ban

    Swimmer bitten by shark to attend council meeting on fishing ban
    The swimmer who is recovering from a shark bite over theFourth of July weekend will attend the Manhattan Beach City Council meeting Tuesday, where officials will discuss regulations on pier fishing or a possible permanent ban on it altogether. Steven...
  • Commentary: Teaching public about beach safety can prevent lifeguard deaths

    Our hearts are broken. On July 6, Ben Carlson became the first Newport Beach lifeguard to die in the line of duty. The job of this 15-year veteran of the city's marine operations was to protect swimmers and surfers, and he died doing just that, diving...
  • Lawyers: Liberty student a victim of 'delayed drowning'

    Lawyers: Liberty student a victim of 'delayed drowning'
    Juanya Spady didn't want to go into the pool during gym class at Liberty High School, but he knew that sitting on the bench would hurt his grade. Unable to swim, the 15-year-old sophomore did his best to do laps by hanging on to the edge of the pool,...
  • Making swimsuits OK for every body

    Making swimsuits OK for every body
    The thing I love most about the xoJane staff posing in their swimsuits— and I love a lot of things about it — is this statement, from deputy editor Lesley Kinzel. "We all have our private moments of body shame. What made this effort...
  • Officials post no swimming advisory for Boynton Beach Ocean Front Park

    Officials post no swimming advisory for Boynton Beach Ocean Front Park
    Officials have reopened the Boynton Beach Ocean Front Park after it had been closed for two days due to high levels of bacteria, according to a press release. Officials said the water is in the "poor range" for the amount of the bacteria enterococci...
  • 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...
  • New Britain Community Foundation Awards $175,000 In Scholarships

    NEW BRITAIN - The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain announced recently that it has awarded 56 students more than $175,830, the most in its history of longer than 70 years. Four students each received two awards, making the total of...
  • Brutal winter lives on -- in icy lake water temperatures

    Brutal winter lives on -- in icy lake water temperatures
    Tuesday didn’t offer the greatest conditions for a dip in Lake Michigan, but Daniel Thorner, age 6, wasn’t about to let colder than normal water temperatures spoil a boating trip with his grandfather. After returning wet and shivering to...
  • Accusers challenge legacy of Winter Park icon Fleet Peeples Sr.

    Accusers challenge legacy of Winter Park icon Fleet Peeples Sr.
    Fleetwood "Fleet" Peeples was a beloved figure in Winter Park. A longtime presence on the Rollins College campus as director of aquatics, he's credited with teaching 20,000 area children to swim during six decades. When Peeples died in 1993 at age 95, he...