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
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 Courtney Norris
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…
By PBS NewsHour
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.
The U.S. women’s soccer team suffered a shocking defeat in an Olympic quarterfinal match on Friday. In better news for Team USA, Simone Biles triumphed in the gymnastics all-around competition, Michael Phelps earned a historic 26th career Olympic medal and…
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
This year, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, advances in wearable tech serve a purpose beyond performance: protecting an athlete’s health. From sportswear designers, here are four innovations created for these Olympic games.
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