water safety

Jay-Z Reveals He Learned How to Swim In Adulthood for Daughter Blue Ivy

“If she ever fell in the water and I couldn’t get her, I couldn’t even fathom that thought,” he said. “I gotta learn how to swim. That’s it.


Tennessee To Host Virginia After Backing Out of Michigan Tri

After Tennessee and Virginia withdrew from a triangular at Michigan over concerns about waterborne illnesses, the Vols will host the Cavaliers on Saturday


Queensland Catches Up W/ Rest of Australia & Now Requires Water Safety

In response to the state’s Save Our Schoolkids (S.O.S.) campaign calling for government action, as of next year, all primary school students in Queensland, Australia will be taught swimming and water safety skills as part of their educational curriculum.


Lifeguard Association: German Drownings Spike in 2015

In German waters are from January to the end of August this year at least 374 people drowned in German…

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Swimming in the ocean; managing rip currents and other hazards

Swimming in the ocean is a blast. In addition to the freedom of swimming without boundaries, and the beauty of…

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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 Top 10 Water Safety Rules in honor International Water Safety Day

Swimming video is courtesy of Eve and Candace, the world’s foremost unknown swim vloggers (now kind of famous for swim vlogging).


Rowdy Gaines, YMCA of Central Florida offering 10,000 free swim lessons for ‘Splash Week’

The YMCA of Central Florida is billing an April week as “Splash Week,” complete with free swimming lessons to promote water survival skills in the state.

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7 ways to keep it safe at the beach and in the open water

Swimming is a great sport and swimmers are a unique breed.  Swimmers train hard and work through all sorts of…

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Open Water Swimming this Spring? Keep it safe!

Open water swimming can be a truly liberating experience.  For some it’s a great break from the perceived monotony of…

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Swimming Saves Lives Foundation Launches ‘Adult Learn-to-Swim Month’

The folks at US Masters Swimming obviously have a passion for adult swimming, and through their foundation they are launching big…


Fifty Years Ago: ISHOF Remembers JFK

Kennedy had been a swimmer at Harvard when Kiphuth was coaching Yale. Swimming helped JFK survive WWII and become the war hero that helped launch his political career. He also swam in the White House pool almost every day to relieve his chronic bad back.


Olympian Janet Evans on NBC’s Today Show promotes Water Safety

“Parents are urged to take their children for swimming lessons as early as possible as well as to make sure that a child is never left unsupervised around any pool or body of water.” (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Water safety a priority as Canada’s Swim Team launches get swimming.ca

“Swimming Canada is proud to be launching Getswimming.ca with these three great organizations,” said Chris Wilson, marketing and events director for Swimming Canada. “Of course every child that learns to swim is a potential recruit, but much more importantly they become more safe around water, more fit and more confident. We all benefit from a goal of teaching every Canadian child to swim.” (Photo Courtesy of Swimming Canada)

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3 Year Old Swims 100 meters at Swimming Hall of Fame – Video

This video was provided by the CEO of the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) , Bruce Wigo.  Henry White,…