Swimming Experts Urge Learning Life-Saving Skills To Prevent DrowningAs of June 14, Hennepin Healthcare reported 25 fatal drownings in Minnesota. Five were children ranging from ages 4-12.
After Fatal Water Incident In Minneapolis, Authorities Urge Beach-Goers To Be CarefulAuthorities in the Twin Cities are urging those who go swimming in area lakes to be careful, as most beaches are not staffed by lifeguards due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Naked Man Swims Among Sharks At Toronto AquariumOne man's refreshing dip in a shark-infested Toronto aquarium while naked could land him in hot water.
Missing Swimmer Reported At Sturgeon LakeResponders worked until around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, then were back on the water around 8 a.m.
Decorated Edina Swimmer Will Continue Legacy At Notre DameLet's just simply put it this way: If we started listing all the state titles Rachel Wittmer has won, it would take us longer than it would take her to win a race.
Tips For Keeping Your Young Swimmers SafeMore and more people will be looking for ways to cool off as school breaks for summer and the temperatures heat up. Before your family heads to the pool or the lake, experts say it is important to keep safety top of mind -- and that starts with swim lessons.
Former Paralympic Swimmer Coaching At Robbinsdale Armstrong HighJustin Zook has spent much of his life in the water. Now, he's passing on what he's learned as the swimming coach at Robbinsdale Armstrong High School.
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.