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  • Burkini in use at the beach
    Muslim woman not allowed to swim due to her attire
    A muslim woman was turned away from a swimming pool due to her swim attire, according to The Denver Channel today. The Commerce City Recreation Center would not allow the woman to wear her regular street clothes in the pool because obviously you...
  • Summer Olympics: How are lanes assigned in swimming?
    Summer Olympics: How are lanes assigned in swimming?
    So you've always been a fan of swimming when the Olympic Games roll around, but you still can't figure out how swimmers are assigned to lanes. Because lanes are assigned differently during the preliminary heats and the final heats,...
  • Swimming for exercise
    Swimming regularly will improve your fitness level.
    There might be many social benefits associated with swimming, but there are also many health benefits too. They include improving your sleep patterns, lowering your cholesterol levels, improving your digestion and keeping you well-toned. It can...
  • Mimi Conner
    Mimi Conner Uses Fred Moses Minority Business Development Award to Spread Love
    Mimi Conner, known as the fitness and swimming guru of the greater DFW area, wins the Fred Moses Minority Business Development Award last month. Humbled and honored by this prestigious award, Mimi decided to start a non-profit organization within...
  • Four beauty tips from Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin
    Four beauty tips from Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin
    Twelve-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin first gained recognition in the pool as an all-around elite swimmer. In the years since her 2001 breakthrough, Coughlin has also become a fixture in marketing campaigns. In recent years, the beautiful...
  • Summer Olympics: Swimming history and changes throughout the years
    Summer Olympics: Swimming history and changes throughout the years
    Swimming events have been contested since the first modern Olympic Games and at each Olympic Games since. Originally, only men competed in the events, but by 1912, women found their way into competition.1896: Swimming is Contested at the First...
  • Summer Olympics: Top ten female American swimmers in history
    Summer Olympics: Top ten female American swimmers in history
    Throughout history, American women have had a ton of success and claimed a great number of Olympic swimming medals. There are many, many women who deserve to be included on a list of the best swimmers in U.S. history.Here are 10 of them, in...
  • Doggie life jacket
    Does your dog need a life jacket?
    Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching, and in Michigan, that means one more chance to hit the water! Whether in your pool, your boat, or at the beach, both people and dogs love the water. But water can be even more of a hazard for your dog,...
  • Ten American swimmers who were teenage sensations
    Ten American swimmers who were teenage sensations
    During the 2012 Olympic Games, then-17-year-old Missy Franklin took the swimming world by storm. At the London Olympics, Franklin won four gold medals and one bronze, making her the most decorated female swimmer of the 2012 games.Likewise,...
  • Five qualities of great swim coaches
    Five qualities of great swim coaches
    It's often been said that "great swimmers don't necessarily make great coaches." Just because a swimmer was a spectacular athlete does not mean that he or she will make a spectacular coach.There is no perfect personality for...
  • Walden Pond State Reservation
    Away from the hubbub of Boston
    One of the most peaceful places around Boston is Walden Pond State Reservation. It has a one-room replica of Thoreau’s cabin. Thoreau’s bed, chair and desk are displayed at Concord Museum.Henry David Thoreau lived at the cabin at...
  • Lincoln Woods State Park
    Everything for a family outing
    Lincoln Woods State Park is popular with thousands of visitors each year, especially with Providence residents. It is just a few miles north of downtown Providence in the town of Lincoln, Rhode Island.The 627-acre park surrounds 128 acre Olney...
  • Keuka Lake State Park
    Plentiful stars, peaceful nighttime sounds
    Keuka Lake State Park has gentle rolling hills looking down on Keuka Lake. It is on the lakes northeast end with Penn Yan is 6 miles north and Hammondsport is 16 south of the park.The parks camping area has 150 tent/trailer sites. Pavilions have...
  • Dinos wrestler is Commowealth Games champion
    Dinos wrestler is Commowealth Games champion
    According to the Commonwealth Games website, three-time Canadian Interuniversity Sport wrestling champion with the University of Calgary Dinos Erica Wiebe of Ottawa, Ontario won the gold medal on Wednesday at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow...
  • Seven gold medal Tuesday for Canada at the Commonwealth Games
    Seven gold medal Tuesday for Canada at the Commonwealth Games
    According to the 2014 Commowealth Games website, Canada won five gold medals on Tuesday at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The gold medals came in athletics, wrestling, swimming, weightlifting and mountain biking.In swimming, Ryan Cochrane...