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  • Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy
    Swimming as a life lesson, a conversation with Lenny Krayzelburg
    As a mom of two swimmers, I have some definite opinions on water safety and swimming. In my opinion, swimming is a life lesson first and a sport second. Knowing how to swim, regardless of stellar technique, is imperative for all children to...
  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami: the most fashionable and surfable swim for her
    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Miami: the most fashionable and surfable swim for her
    Women are always looking for beauty and functionality in their swimwear, especially within the surfing subculture. On July 17th-21st, 2014, at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami, designers addressed this niche market’s needs. Standouts, who...
  • Pretty Pooch
    5 paws up for Wildwood's Dog Beach!!
    I was excited to see the news that Wildwood, NJ would designate a small portion of its beach for the four legged family members of their beach goers. My excitement was quickly crushed by all the naysayers and cynical beach goers that didn't...
  • Water Therapy for Dogs - Introducing an old dog to a swimming pool
    Water Therapy for Dogs - Introducing an old dog to a swimming pool
    If you like to swim, but your dog is not a typical "water dog," it could be a difficult task to get your "best friend" to swim with you. If your dog is old, it may be even more difficult.Swimming is not only wonderful exercise...
  • Be prepared
    Guide to safe summer swimming with your dog: Be prepared
    Positive reinforcement can go a long way when teaching your dog to swim. Make sure you observe your dog closely at the water’s edge. Some dogs are thrown off by waves and it can take some getting used to. Be aware of any rip currents in the...
  • Test the water
    Guide to safe summer swimming with your dog: Testing the water
    Summer is finally here and pet parents are getting excited for some fun in the sun with their canine companions. When the weather gets hot you may be tempted to take a dip with the dog. Before taking the plunge make sure you know these essential...
  • Barrington Man Swims with Heart for ALS: Part 3
    Barrington Man Swims with Heart for ALS: Part 3 - What should we remember?
    Doug McConnell is a 56 year old resident of Barrington but what stands out about him is his choice of swimming destinations. He has swam the English Channel and the Catalina Island with hopes to finish the Triple Crown of swimming, Manhattan...
  • Doug McConnell
    Barrington Man Swims with Heart for ALS: Part 2
    Doug McConnell, 56,is set out to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming when he competes in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS) on June 28.In the unique world of marathon swimming, successfully completing swims across the English...
  • Chicago Plunge
    Plunging cold for cause
    The 14th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge takes place Sunday, March 2nd, 2014, located at North Ave Beach 1603 N. Lakeshore drive, Chicago, IL (near Castaways) 9am - 2pm. All are welcome to attend, and catch a glimpse ofpeople braving theice cold...
  • Dolphin Discovery
    Dolphins: Another world in Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
    A treat in your Mexican getaway is the Dolphin Discovery facilities in Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit. It’s located just outside of Puerto Vallarta proper and easy to find. Here you can take several swim with the dolphin experiences from a...
  • South High Girls Swim Team 2013
    Lessons learned as a swim team parent
    After four years of watching my daughter swim for high school I can say I have learned four things.1. I am the parent. The coach is the coach. The coach doesn't tell me how to parent. I don't tell the coach how to coach.2. There is...
  • Boulder Reservoir Swim September 3 2012
    Last chance to swim in Boulder Reservoir for 2013
    The Boulder Aquatic Masters (BAM) early morning swims are ending for the season on Thursday, September 5. It’s been a great summer of open water swimming, but nothing lasts forever and summer 2013 is in the books.This Thursday is your last...
  • Water Safety
    Red Cross Swimming Lessons
    The City of Casselberry is offering swimming lessons utilizing the Red Cross Swim program model.Students are taught a balanced program of swimming and water safety skills. Lessons are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced swimmers and...
  • A naked woman in his swimming pool was the distraction for a TN man
    Naked woman distracts homeowner while his home is being robbed
    A new scam has come to light in Crossville, TN. A woman knocked on the door of a Cumberland County home and when the male homeowner answered, she asked if she could swim in his pool; naked.What self-respecting man would turn that down? After he...
  • No changes planned for pool operator safety forms
    No changes planned for pool operator safety forms
    With outdoor pool season in full swing, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has decided not to change the reporting requirements for pool inspections. CSPC is officially announcing on Friday, July 5 that it is asking the Office of...