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  • Update: Fort Lauderdale aquatic center

    The concerns of a pair of former U.S. Olympic coaches about Fort Lauderdale’s planned new aquatic center have not gone unnoticed. Mayor Jack Seiler said he wants city staff to take a closer look at the issues raised in an email last week by Tim and Ron O’Brien about the $32.4 million project currently in its final design stages.
  • Is Fort Lauderdale diving into trouble?

    Fort Lauderdale is getting closer to starting construction on its planned $32.4 million aquatic center to replace the current one at the International Swimming Hall of Fame.  Some critics fear it’s just one big “I told you so” waiting to...

    SaferSwimmer flotation device protects swimmers in open water

    SaferSwimmer flotation device protects swimmers in open water
    In 1981, Bruce Wigo was almost hit by a boat while swimming across Lake Zurich in Switzerland. "I was advised to get a red swimming cap," said Wigo, president and CEO of the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale. "It didn't help."...

    Dive training facility to replace Swimming Hall of Fame in new aquatic center

    Because the International Swimming Hall of Fame decided it wasn't given enough respect in the design of the planned Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, the city has found itself with space to fill. It now plans to add an indoor dive training facility and...

    Olympic stars push water safety, teach children to swim in Lauderdale

    Olympic stars push water safety, teach children to swim in Lauderdale
    Four-time Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans, with Olympic medalists Jason Lezak and Alia Atkinson, of Pembroke Pines, teamed up Saturday to teach children how to swim — a necessary lesson in South Florida. "Swimming is not something for fun; I...