Drowning Deaths Lead New Jersey Town To Prepare Community Swim Lessons

Drowning is the 5th leading cause of unintentional injury death for people of all ages, and the 2nd leading cause of injury death for children aged 1-14.

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Dartmouth Releases Statement After Tate Ramsden Drowning

Dartmouth College has released a statement on last week’s drowning of student-athlete Tate Ramsden.


German swimstar Florian Vogel rescues woman from drowning

According to different German press releases, German national swim team member Florian Vogel jumped into the river Isar in Munich on Wednesday to save a drowning woman.

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Former British Olympic swimmer nearly drowns after suffering cardiac arrest

Former British Olympian Shelagh Ratliff had a scary brush with disaster last month, suffering cardiac arrest and nearly drowning in her local pool. Ratliff needed to be rescued by the pool’s lifeguards.


The Battle of Sink vs. Swim: More Children Can Open a Web Browser Than Swim

The statistics are horrifying – and in the UK, they’re getting worse.

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372000 die annually from drowning in five continents

372,000 annual casualties due to drowning in the five continents is dramatic. It is proven that physical inactivity is an independent risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCD) and the 4th leading cause of deaths worldwide.

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Danish Swimmer Dies of Drowning at Open Water Race

A Danish woman has drowned during an open water race in Denmark. (stock photo: Mike Lewis/OlaVistaPhotography.com)

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Washington High School to Require Swimming Lessons

A Washington High School has made a big move toward safer pools by requiring swimming education for all incoming freshmen. (Photo: Janna Schulze)


May 15th, 2013 is the 2nd Annual International Water Safety Day

When Nate Tschol, one of the visionaries behind International Water Safety Day, approached me last year to gain SwimSwam’s support…

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Near-Tragedy in Illinois Reminds Coaches of Dangers of Hypoxic Training

A teammate’s quick actions saved the life of an athlete trying to push past 75 yards underwater. (Stock Photo courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)


Cullen Jones Appears on TV Show The Doctors

“Cullen Jones, Olympic gold medalist, continues to be one of the most visible swimmers on Team USA.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Emergency crews called to SwimMAC after near drowning

“Firefighters and Medic responded to the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club pool Tuesday shortly before 4:30 p.m. in response to a drowning call.”