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Twin Cities Swimmers Joining In On World Record Attempt

A new record for the world’s largest simultaneous swimming lesson could have been beaten on Thursday morning.

06/18/2015

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Hennepin Co. Environmentalists Work To Get Public Pools Ready For Swimmers

Many public pools are open year-round in Minnesota and some are just opening for the start of summer. But there’s a lot of work that has to be done to make sure a pool is ready for public use.

06/12/2015

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Family Sets Up Help Fund For Boy Saved From Pool

The family of the second grader pulled from a pool last week needs help paying for his care. Sher Kpor has been in the hospital since Memorial Day, after his older brother tried to save him from an abandoned swimming pool in St. Paul.

06/02/2015

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1 Week After Tragedy, Owner Working To Fix Dangerous Pool

A St. Paul Apartment complex has started to fill in an unused pool where two young boys nearly drowned. The city of St. Paul ordered the owner of the complex to have the issue fixed by June 3. The order comes after two boys were found in the bottom of the pool on Memorial Day.

06/01/2015

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Pool Safety Advocates Say More Should Have Been Done To Prevent Tragedy In St. Paul

There are still a lot of questions surrounding the near drowning of two young children in St. Paul. One of the two boys rescued Monday from an abandoned pool outside an apartment in St Paul is still in critical condition.

05/26/2015

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Late-Season Swimmers Warned To Stay Safe

It’s still good swimming weather with a heat index in the upper 90s, but you might have to search for a safe place to swim. Many municipal pools have closed for the season and a lot of local beaches no longer have lifeguards.

08/29/2013

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Memorial Day Triggers Pool Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and for many that will mean time in the pool. But before you jump in, experts recommend heeding some pool safety tips for all ages. A report from CPSC says 390 children younger than age 15 drown in pools and spas every year.

05/23/2013

Beach Safety

Water Safety: How To Keep The Kids Safe Around The Beach Or Pool

Whether planning a beach vacation this summer or staying closer to home at the neighborhood pool, be mindful of water safety and how to keep the kids safe.

05/13/2013

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Edina Family’s Effort Contributes To Safer Pools

A push from a Minnesota mom and dad who lost their little girl means thousands of pools around the country will now be safer.

09/28/2011

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Abby’s Hope Helps Keep Kids Safe

The legacy of a Twin Cities girl who died after sitting on a pool drain stayed alive on Sunday.

02/06/2011