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Diane Nyad, 64, Completes Historic 53-Hour Swim Across The Florida Strait Without Shark Cage

By | Mon, 09/02/2013 - 19:34

Long-distance swimmer Diane Nyad became the first person to cover the distance between Cuba and Florida without a shark cage or flippers.

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Solar-Powered 'Seatrac' Allows Disabled Greeks To Experience The Sea

By | Sat, 08/10/2013 - 15:58

Solar-powered chairs slide disabled people into the Greek sea, giving them a chance to partake in a simple pleasure.

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Brain-Eating Amoebas Invade US Lakes Due To Global Warming

By | Thu, 06/27/2013 - 21:30

Primary amebic meningoencephalitis, caused by the parasite Naegleria fowleri, has a 99% fatality rate and is usually not diagnosed until it's too late.

Shallow Water Injuries at the Beach Result in Surprising Amount of Emergency Room Visits

Shallow Water Injuries At The Beach Send Many To The Emergency Room

By | Mon, 06/24/2013 - 21:47

More shallow water injuries result in emergency room visits than previously reported, highlighting the importance of safety when swimming in the ocean.

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Toxic Water: Asthma And Other Health Dangers Of Swimming In Chlorinated Pools

By | Tue, 06/18/2013 - 18:21

Regularly swimming in chlorinated pools can increase your risk of asthma and other health issues.

5 Public Swimming Pool Safety Tips To Protect Your Kids

5 Public Swimming Pool Safety Tips To Protect Your Kids

By | Tue, 06/18/2013 - 12:01

Read about public pool safety tips to help keep your child safe in the water.

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Feces In The Water And 5 Other Health Risks Of Swimming In Public Pools

By | Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:01

Disinfectant byproducts in pools can cause long-term health illnesses in swimmers.

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Poop In The Water: CDC Finds Fecal Matter In Public Swimming Pools

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:02

A new CDC report suggests that more than half of public swimming pools in the US are contaminated with human waste.

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Children Who Swim Learn Quicker

By | Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:29

Learning how to swim at a young age could help children reach developmental milestones earlier than their peers.