Twin Cities YMCA Revamps Approach To Youth SportsWe love our pro, college and high school sports, don't we? But the truth is, right now, youth sports in America is really struggling. According to a study by the Sports Fitness Industry Association, participation among kids age 6 to 17 has declined more than 9 percent in the last five years.
Albert Lea Swimmer Horejsi Sets Nat'l RecordWhen Lindsey Horejsi jumped in the pool Thursday afternoon, racing for a record was part of the plan. "Not even a question, yeah," the senior swimmer from Albert Lea said. "I just kept visualizing at night which splits I had to go out, so I knew I had to go out fast. So I just went for it."
Phelps Falls Short In Arena Pro Swim Series At University Of MinnesotaKatie Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle and Missy Franklin took the 100 backstroke on Friday, a night after Ledecky beat Franklin in the 200 free in the Arena Pro Swim Series at the University of Minnesota.
Phelps Headlines Pro Swim Series Events In MinneapolisThe lead-up to the Olympics has started to get serious for the swimmers. Michael Phelps is excited as ever, in a peaceful, confident place he hardly could have foreseen a year ago.
Hennepin Co. Honors Man Who Saved Girl From DrowningA 9-year-old girl is alive and well all thanks to the quick thinking of a stranger. De'Asia Johnson fell to the bottom of a pool at the Bloomington Ramada last month. Guy Brown heard Johnson's mother screaming for help, jumped in and saved her.
Top 4 Reasons To Try SwimmingTrue, as the weather gets colder perhaps the last thing we want to think about is being wet. But when swimmers are forced to move indoors after their natural resources freeze over, they're often greeted with a burst of warm air. Which, when combined with the water, can wash away your winter blues.
Woman Swims Across Lake Nokomis To Raise Money For Cancer ResearchShe was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Now three years later, she's making big strides. Mary Gooze, 64, swam across Lake Nokomis Tuesday in an effort to find a cure for her condition, metastatic breast cancer, which has spread to her bones.
Funeral To Be Held Monday For Teen Who Died Of Suspected Brain InfectionA funeral will be held Monday for the teenager who died from a rare infection he likely got while swimming last week.
Get Movin' Monday: Relieve Bloating And Water WeightBeach season is upon us and nothing is worse when you are going to be in a swimsuit all day than bloating and water weight.
State Patrol Tickets Driver For Makeshift Pool In TruckIf you ever thought about creating a swimming pool out of the back of your pick-up truck, you may want to think again. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a driver in St. Michael was given a ticket for illegal operation after a trooper discovered the truck bed filled with water.
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.
Big Marine Beach Closed For Swimmer's Itch TreatmentThe 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.