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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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If Your Dog Enjoys The Lake, Look For Signs Of Parasites

We’ve all heard about the dog days of summer, when lake water starts to look like only your dog would swim in it. But it turns out there is a real threat to swimming dogs that is invisible. The Giardia parasite can be swallowed by dogs while they are swimming and playing in the water. If your dog has diarrhea after being in a lake or a river, visit your vet right away.

08/05/2013

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Boy Dies In Swimming Accident In National Park

Sheriff’s officials say a 14-year-old boy has died in a swimming accident in Voyageur’s National Park in northeastern Minnesota. St. Louis County authorities say the boy was with a group touring Rainy Lake by houseboat.

07/30/2013

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Great Summer Workouts To Get You Out Of The Gym And Into The Sunshine

Everyone knows how beneficial it is to get a certain amount of exercise per day but occasionally we need a bit of advice to make the right choice.

06/17/2013

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Best Public Beaches To Spend A Summer Day In Minnesota

Check out this list of the four best beaches in Minnesota to take in some sun and relax.

06/08/2013

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Cool Spring Brings Outdoor Swimming Hazards

That incoming warmth may be enough to get some of you and your kids into the water this weekend. You may think you know the ABCs of water safety. But with this year’s unusually frigid water temps, the rules are a bit different.

06/07/2013

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Caught On Video: Deer Rescued From Lake Mille Lacs

Out on Lake Mille Lacs, the last thing you expect to see is a deer. Angie Barrows captured video on her cell phone this weekend of a deer struggling in the water about two miles from shore.

06/04/2013

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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

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CDC: 3 Of 5 Pools Tested Positive For Fecal Contamination

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that nearly 3 of 5 public swimming pools are contaminated with fecal matter. The figures from their tests of polls conducted during last summer’s swim season showed about 58 percent of the samples tested positive for E. coli.

05/16/2013

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New Swim School, Aqua-Tots, Opens In Eagan

Just because it’s getting colder, it doesn’t mean you should put the kids’ swimsuits away. There’s a new swim school open in the Twin Cities that focuses on kids.

10/18/2012

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John Williams Video Smack Down 7-31!

Swimming vs. Golf on the Smack Down!

07/31/2012

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 7-27!

It’s America vs. the World on today’s Video Smack Down! Vote now by clicking the link!

07/27/2012

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DNR Pushes Life Jacket Safety After Increased Drownings

Less than a month into summer and there have been several drownings on Minnesota waterways. The latest numbers from the Department of Natural Resources show 25 drownings since May, six of which happened on boats. In every boating case, the victim wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

07/15/2012

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Drowning Incidents Prompt Warning For Boaters, Swimmers

Two dozen people have died in Minnesota water accidents so far this year – five recently. That compares with 14 by the same time last year.

06/11/2012

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Best Places Where Dogs Can Swim In Minnesota

Even though they’re part of the family, dogs don’t get as warm of a welcome at public swimming pools. High-energy dogs need the nice, cool release as much as kids, though, and nothing pampers geriatric joints more than the low-impact stretch out of a good swim. When temperatures rise, and that furry fella needs a cool dip, count on these five Minnesota swimming holes for the perfect poolside day for your pup.

06/01/2012

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Marshall Hires Former Minnesota Swimming Coach

One of the leaders of Minnesota’s swimming and diving program is leaving to take over the women’s team at Marshall University.

05/23/2012

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A Guide To Indoor Water Parks In The Twin Cities

Since you can’t go jump in a lake, how about hitting another beach? There’s no need to travel far and you won’t have to deal with the sand.

03/02/2012

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Phelps, Lochte Do 200 Free, 100 Fly At Grand Prix

Michael Phelps has glided through preliminaries in the 200-meter freestyle and 100 butterfly at the Minneapolis Grand Prix.

11/11/2011

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East Grand Forks To Discuss Future Of Pool

Officials in East Grand Forks will soon discuss the future of the city’s 48-year-old pool.

09/17/2011

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Lake Hiawatha Closed To Swimmers

Lake Hiawatha in south Minneapolis has been closed to swimming because of high bacteria levels.

07/26/2011

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Man, 71, Found Dead In Mankato Pool

Police are investigating after a 71-year-old man was found dead in a swimming pool Sunday evening.

07/18/2011

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Floating Docks Are Back At Mpls. Lakes

Minneapolis is going retro this summer to help people enjoy the warm weather on the city’s lakes.

06/09/2011

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