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By Ciarán Fahey, Associated Press
A seven-time Olympic gold medalist and record-breaking swimmer, 24-year-old Katie Ledecky is one of the most decorated Olympic athletes from the Tokyo games. She won the first-ever women’s 1500-meter freestyle, won gold in the 800-meter, and two more silver medals…
Katie Ledecky bounced back from the worst finish of her brilliant Olympic career to take the first-ever gold medal in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle.
By Paul Newberry, Associated Press
For years, she was known to the world as "Emily Doe," the survivor of a sexual assault that garnered national attention in part because her attacker served only three months in prison, a sentence that sparked outrage. This week, Chanel…
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
By Laura Santhanam
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 Leah Samuel, STAT
Drowning is the most common fatal injury among children with autism, so community centers and schools are offering tailored swim lessons.
By Jonathan Wosen, STAT
Shark attacks are incredibly unlikely, but here are seven things swimmers should actually be afraid of — and how to avoid them.
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…
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