Being immersed in cold water can cause a “gasp” response and uncontrollable hyperventilation. Fortunately, there are ways to lessen the risk of death from this "cold water shock."…
By Mike Tipton, The Conversation
Eight people died and more than 27,200 people became ill from swimming in contaminated water between 2000 and 2014 , the CDC said in a recent report. Here's what you should know.
By Laura Santhanam
Drowning is the most common fatal injury among children with autism, so community centers and schools are offering tailored swim lessons.
By Leah Samuel, STAT
Shark attacks are incredibly unlikely, but here are seven things swimmers should actually be afraid of — and how to avoid them.
By Jonathan Wosen, STAT
By Courtney Norris
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates have been suspended from the USA swim team, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced Thursday.
By PBS NewsHour
Katie Ledecky was one of the most triumphant athletes of the Rio Olympics. The 19-year-old swimmer overwhelmed her competition; in the 800-meter race, she finished nearly a pool length ahead of second place. Known for relentless training and humility, she…
The Olympics conclude this weekend, but the news coming out of Rio is still nonstop. Four U.S. swimmers who said they had been robbed now admit fabricating their story, while Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt could earn his ninth career gold.
In our news wrap Wednesday, Turkey announced plans to release nearly 40,000 prison inmates to clear space for a similar number detained over last month’s coup attempt. Depending on their remaining sentences, prisoners may qualify for early release, although the…
By Jason Villemez
We stepped onto the blocks. I saw him in my peripheral vision slapping his arms against his body as has become his trademark. We dove. I saw him for the first few strokes. Then I didn’t see him anymore.
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