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Police: Missing Swimmer Scare ‘False Alarm’

The Hennepin County Water Patrol says a report of a missing swimmer Saturday morning at a Minneapolis lake was a false alarm. Minneapolis Police received report that a swimmer disappeared at Lake Harriet, but the water patrol confirmed at about 11:20 a.m. that no one was missing.

06/27/2015

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Big Marine Beach Closed For Swimmer’s Itch Treatment

The swimming beach at Big Marine will be closed for a few days this week as officials treat it for swimmer’s itch. Washington County’s Big Marine Park and Reserve will treat the beach from noon on Wednesday, June 24 to noon on Friday, June 26.

06/23/2015

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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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Dog Dies Of Apparent Blue-Green Algae Poisoning In Douglas Co.

One dog is ill and another has died after swimming in a Douglas County lake. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, DCSO Water Patrol received a report of one dog becoming ill and another dog becoming ill, and ultimately dying, after swimming in Red Rock Lake.

06/05/2015

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Best Places To Buy Swimsuits In Minnesota

When bathing suit season arrives, many of us think of sipping tropical drinks on sunny beaches in Florida. Though Minnesota is landlocked, there’s still a need for the perfect swimsuit for the summer season.

06/02/2015

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Minnesota Tourist Drowns While Swimming In Gulf Of Mexico

Authorities say a 44-year-old Minnesota man apparently drowned while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.

03/20/2015

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Minn. Deputy Paralyzed In Mexico Swimming Accident

What started as a winter vacation getaway turned into a struggle to survive for a Minnesota deputy.

Last month, 39-year-old Jeff Edwards was vacationing with his girlfriend and other friends in Ixtapa, Mexico. While swimming in the ocean, he got caught in a wave and was slammed into the ocean floor.

03/18/2015

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A Call Out To Lifeguards In The Dead Of Winter

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation is looking for lifeguards. They need help at Battle Creek Waterworks and the county’s five guarded swimming beaches at Long Lake Regional Park, Tony Schmidt Regional Park, Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park, Lake Josephine County Park and Lake McCarrons County Park.

03/05/2015

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Nathan Adrian Wins 50 Free At Minneapolis GP

Nathan Adrian won the 50-yard freestyle in under 19 seconds in the Arena Grand Prix on Friday night in Minneapolis. Adrian was a half-second ahead of the rest of the field. Bruno Frautus of Brazil was second in 19.33, and Miguel Ortiz Canavate of Spain took third in 19.42.

11/21/2014

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Dwyer And Beisel Win At Minneapolis Grand Prix

Olympic medalists Conor Dwyer and Elizabeth Beisel each won an event and finished runner-up in another Thursday on opening night of the Arena Grand Prix in Minneapolis. Dwyer won the 200-yard freestyle and was edged by fellow Olympian Tyler Clary in the 400 individual medley. Beisel won the women’s 400 IM and was second in the 200 freestyle.

11/20/2014

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Family, Friends Mourn Loss Of South High Football Player

Students on a high school football team are rallying around each other after a sudden loss Thursday. Sha-kym Adams, 15, apparently drowned Wednesday while cooling off with his teammates at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis.

08/07/2014

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Authorities: Man Drowns In St. Croix River

Authorities said a man disappeared under water in the St. Croix River Sunday night. Washington County Sheriff’s dispatch said rescue crews arrived at Point Douglas Beach in Hastings, Minn. around 5 p.m. According to officials, Juan Gabriel Diaz, 40, swam out to the buoy line at the beach.

07/06/2014

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Health Officials Offer Safe Swimming Tips

Minnesota health officials say a few basic precautions can help keep families healthy at the pool and beach. Despite the recent rain and flooding, the Fourth of July holiday is expected to be busy at Minnesota’s beaches and pools. Health officials say best way to prevent water-borne illnesses is to keep germs out of the water in the first place, even chlorinated pools.

06/28/2014

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Sartell Man Drowns In Crow Wing Co. Lake

A 44-year-old Sartell man drowned while swimming in Clearwater Lake Thursday afternoon, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to a call of a man missing in the lake around 1:37 p.m.

06/27/2014

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Minnetonka Power Squadron Gives ‘Hope Kids’ A Special Day

As kids step from the boats and onto the docks at Big Island, a day of fun and pleasure awaits each one of them. As parents of special needs children will tell you, the health challenges of one child affect the entire family. Nobody knows that better than Stacy McAllister.

06/20/2014

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Minneapolis Park And Recreation Board Wading Pools Open June 7

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation board will open their wading pools for the season on Saturday, June 7. The city will open the following pools on Saturday.

06/02/2014

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Man Pulled Unconscious From Pool In St. Louis Park

A man is in the hospital Monday night after he was pulled from a swimming pool unconscious. According to authorities, a male in his 40s was swimming in a pool at a private residence in the 2700 block of Ottawa Avenue when someone noticed he was not breathing.

05/26/2014

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For Water Safety: Watch, Wear And Learn

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to stay safe while swimming or playing around bodies of water this summer. Authorities say there are three keys to preventing water emergencies. They are: watch, wear and learn.

05/24/2014

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Project Hopes To Create More Young Swimmers In Mpls.

It’s a skill that can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and city leaders are pushing for a new project – Minneapolis Swims – to help children learn to swim.

04/25/2014

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For Feb. 28, 2014

As we inch closer to the start of the boys state hockey tournament, the games get intense.

02/28/2014

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Nov. 29: Kira Zubar

Kira Zubar walks down the halls of Eden Prairie High School as a champion. She captured the 500 meter title at the state swim meet. And she is, in part, motivated by her mother, who suffers from multiple sclerosis. Watch the video to see Mike Max’s profile of our outstanding Athlete of the Week!

11/29/2013

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Olympic Swimmer Dara Torres Visits WCCO Radio

12 time Olympic swimming medalist Dara Torres was in town for two days

09/18/2013

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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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5 Activities To Do Before The Leaves Start To Fall

With autumn around the corner many people are desperately clutching to the remaining days of summer. Take some time to indulge in these five summer activities to ease the seasonal transition.

08/12/2013

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