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Swimming

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  • Pictures in the News | July 14, 2014

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Newport Beach, where thousands gather to honor lifeguard Ben Carlson, who died July 6 while trying to rescue a struggling swimmer....
  • 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...
  • Pool chemical accidents can be avoided [Letter]

    We were saddened to hear of the accidental exposure of YMCA campers to excessive levels of pool chemicals at Camp Letts in Edgewater ("Anne Arundel campers sickened by chemicals in pool," July 9). With proper pool design, operation and maintenance, this...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Swimming advisory lifted for Hilton Beach

    Swimming advisory lifted for Hilton Beach
    Friday update: Peninsula Health District officials have lifted a swimming advisory for Hilton Park public beach that was issued earlier in the week. Health district officials tested the water at the beach on Wednesday, and the results indicate that...
  • Fishermen who hooked shark in Manhattan Beach won't be cited

    Fishermen who hooked shark in Manhattan Beach won't be cited
    State officials are continuing to gather information about a Saturday incident in which a great white shark bit a swimmer in Manhattan Beach, but said Tuesday they have no plans to cite the fishermen who hooked the shark shortly before the bite happened....
  • Phelps' comeback gains speed with 100 butterfly win

    Phelps' comeback gains speed with 100 butterfly win The comeback of Baltimore's Michael Phelps continued in impressive fashion Friday at the Bulldog Grand Slam in Athens, Ga., as the most decorated Olympian of all time beat rival Ryan Lochte in the 100-...
  • East Los Angeles set to get its first Olympic-sized swimming pool

    East Los Angeles set to get its first Olympic-sized swimming pool
    Kids from East Los Angeles who dream of becoming the next Michael Phelps or Missy Franklin will now be able to train in their own community. Los Angeles County officials are set to celebrate the grand opening Saturday of a new aquatic center at East L....
  • Ellen DeGeneres sells trophy home to tech billionaire Sean Parker

    Ellen DeGeneres sells trophy home to tech billionaire Sean Parker
    Ellen DeGeneres has sold the A. Quincy Jones-designed Brody House on Los Angeles' Westside to Napster co-founder Sean Parker for $55 million in an off-market deal. Built in 1950 for real estate developer Sidney Brody and his wife, modernist art...
  • Another year brings more closings at Beltzville Lake

    Another year brings more closings at Beltzville Lake
    On a day when temperatures reached the low 80s and the sun danced behind the clouds, Dennis Gilbert couldn't think of a better idea than to bring his grandchildren to Beltzville State Park to take a dip in the lake. But while Gilbert, his 16-year-old...