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Swimming

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  • For adults who can't swim, try a lesson suited to grow-ups

    More than a third of American adults can't swim the length of a 25-yard pool, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you're among the 37 percent of adults who can't, you're at greater risk for becoming one of the nearly 10...
  • Breakers know Jack about winning

    Breakers know Jack about winning
    Reaching the midway point of the Orange Coast League boys' volleyball race seemed like a quick sprint for the Laguna Beach Breakers. The defending champions, ranked third in CIF Southern Section Division 2, strengthened their bid toward earning a repeat...
  • In underwater hockey, hitting bottom is the whole point

    In underwater hockey, hitting bottom is the whole point
    Rachel Carrington darted toward the sliding puck to block it with her stick and prevent her opponent from scoring in the hockey game. The defender was participating in an April scrimmage off the ice. In fact, her team was at least seven feet underwater....
  • Former Patriot swimmer Carrie Dukes receives award at Ohio U.

    Ohio University freshman swimmer Carrie Dukes, a 2013 graduate of The John School, was awarded the Ohio University Tad Potter Memorial Award at an athletics dinner Saturday evening. This award is given annually to the swimming and diving student-...
  • Michael Phelps has nothing to lose in his swimming comeback | VIDEO

    Michael Phelps has nothing to lose in his swimming comeback | <span style="color: #DD5200; font-weight: bold;">VIDEO </span>
    We should all be so fortunate to be able to retire at age 27 and embark on an international quest to experience a world full of fun and privilege, but Michael Phelps — quite predictably — has come to realize that living the good life isn't...
  • Phelps's return greeted with shrug by fellow Olympians

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward possibly participating at the 2016 Summer Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers. While Phelps's un-retirement did indeed create a flurry of...
  • Water polo gets physical above and below the surface

    Water polo gets physical above and below the surface
    Anyone thinking high school water polo is just a lot of splashing and chasing a ball should look again. What lies underneath the surface of this physically demanding spring sport is a fierce sub-culture of cheap tricks. Elbows are thrown. Feet deliver...
  • Taylor Harrison qualifies for L10 Junior Olympic Nationals for fifth straight year | Community news

    It felt like the best vault she’d ever done, but Taylor Harrison had to hold her breath for her score from the judges at the Level 10 Region 7 Gymnastics Championships in Allentown, Pa., on Sunday. Could it be better than her career best of 9.8?...
  • The pull of the pool [Editorial]

    The pull of the pool  [Editorial]
    George Herman Ruth Jr., the pride of Pigtown, stayed in the game too long. In his last season and playing for the Boston Braves in 1935, the legendary Babe batted .181, could barely trot around the bases and stuck around mostly because he thought he'd...
  • Swimmer takes national title for third consecutive year

    Swimmer takes national title for third consecutive year
    Growing up in Naperville, Jeff Depew got his start swimming at the age of 5. "We lived about two blocks from a Naperville Park District pool," he said. "My parents swam, my brother swam, so it was something that has always been a part of my life."...
  • Phelps plans to return to competition this month

    Phelps plans to return to competition this month
    Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps plans to return to competition at the Arena Grand Prix April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz., a decision that could lead to a fifth Olympic appearance at Rio in 2016. Phelps, 28, has not competed since the 2012 London...