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Afraid a Baby Will Restrict Your Life? Think Again & Give Thanks this Holiday For Precious Gifts

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Beginning with an unconventional serendipitous meeting in New Zealand an American guy and an English gal met for the first time in a youth hostel wh...

Legally Swimming Naked in Paris

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Warning: This post contains images that may not be suitable for work environments. What? Yes, you heard that French people are no prude, after all,...

Humongous Sunfish Dwarfs Divers

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.16.2015 | Science

When fishermen talk about the one that got away they just may be talking about this giant sunfish. The September 2013 encounter, which just ...

A Reminder to Dive In

Becky Tountas | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

Every day that I spend with my daughter is full of lessons and this morning is no different. She reminds me to jump in, to listen to my heart and to be proud of my accomplishments, even if they seem small.

My Summer in the Capital of Happiness (or, What We Could Learn From the Swiss)

Annie Pfeifer | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Annie Pfeifer

When you ask Berners how their summer is going, they invariably refer to the number of times they have been in the Aare, the fast-flowing emerald rive...

States Pressed To Increase Efforts To Reduce Drownings

Stateline | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides ...

I Feel God When I Run

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Running is where I feel God because running is where I find myself. It is also where I break down and can't go any farther and need help most desperately. It's where I focus on my own body and the reality of mortality, that I'm going to live in this world for a little while, and if I want to really live, I'm going to take risks and sometimes fail.

Could You Find Bahrain on a Map?

Lina Stahl | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel
Lina Stahl

Let's be honest. How well do you know your world? Do you take your time to explore new places when you get the opportunity? I am talking about the small dirt track that is hidden behind the bushes at the end of your back garden, - not exploring a new island in the Caribbean. Though that would be lovely too!

Can This Man Save Our Ocean?

Mark W. Guay | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

I've met two crazy Frenchmen in my life. The first was a guy whose name escapes me, but we raced on bicycles down the switchbacks of the Pyrenees in Andorra and just when I thought I was winning, this Frenchman put his hands behind his back into an aerodynamic tuck that would make any daredevil nervous.

10-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Swimmer At A World Championship

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.07.2015 | Sports

For the typical elementary school swimmer, being able to dog paddle in the pool is an accomplishment. But 10-year-old Alzain Tareq isn't your typical...

Katie Ledecky, 18-Year-Old U.S. Swimming Sensation, Accidentally Breaks World Record

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.03.2015 | Sports

U.S. swimming sensation Katie Ledecky is so good she just casually broke a world record during a race in which her coach told her to ta...

Running Injuries: 5 Steps to Recover Like a Champion

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

An injured runner is like a feral animal. Our instincts tell us to move, to flee, to run like we have for so long. But, we know that we must stay still and heal before we can go back to doing what it is we love. The trail beckons, but we have to resist.

No Lifeguards

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.22.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

No lifeguard on duty

Respect the Distance

Paul Benjamin | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Benjamin

Dolphins swimming with triathletes in Santa Barbara, California A triathlete endures a beautiful mix of mental and physical feats up to the point whe...

Is "Sleep Swimming" Endangering the Lives of Whales?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Van Winkle's

Is the way whales "sleep" putting their lives at risk? It's possible, according to the Daily Mail. Apparently, there's a growing trend of tired whale...

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool.  Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for child...

Here's What To Do If Someone Is Drowning

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Spending a lot of time at the pool lately? You should probably get your drowning facts down. Between 1999 and 2010, over 46,000 people died from down...

15 Swimming Holes You Need to Visit ASAP

The Outbound Collective | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

If the summer heat has you stuck inside clinging to your air conditioning, this list was made for you. Whether you want to sweat a little before your swim, or jump straight in from the parking lot, we've got you covered. Get outside this summer and beat the heat at one (or all!) of these beautiful and refreshing swimming holes.

14 Places To Swim Before You Die

Hipmunk | Posted 07.05.2015 | Travel

One of the best things about a warm-weather getaway is the thrill of throwing on a bathing suit and going for a swim. In putting together this list, we chose places, pools, and locales that created truly incredible, one-of-a-kind swimming experiences.

Lap Swimming With Helen Mirren and Santa

Cindy Reed | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Cindy Reed

Helen Mirren tugs her white Lycra swim cap over her sleek silver bob, then pops on her pink swim goggles. She smooths her swim skirt and eases herself into the water.

The 16 Best Rivers In America For Tubing And Drinking

Thrillist | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel

Really, is there anything better in the summer than sipping canned suds, soaking up the sun, and floating down a river in a giant rubber donut? With a cooler of beer... floating right next to you! Maybe, if you hate fun, but otherwise, no, not at all.

Learning to Swim Again: Triumph, Tragedy and 45 Years in the Deep End

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

Every morning, I drive off a winding main road. I tip my wheels onto the red Georgia clay-mud over emerald grass-blades. My daughter and I flip-flop down the driveway, pointing at and naming garden statues and lush flowers, the pines tilt to sweet shade.

6 Historic Pools Where You Can Beat the Heat

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We've assembled a photo tour of six standout pools, three of them designed by Julia Morgan.

Astoria Characters: The Cerebral Cowboy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jim Ruchalski, a pack-a-day guy, has gone to a lot of trouble to clear the stale-smoke scent out of his apartment. That's why the candles are burning and the fans are humming on high.

Institutionalized Rape Culture in Youth Sports: 3 Valuable Lessons

Dani Bostick | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Dani Bostick

I was an awkward, skirted-suit-wearing 7-year-old my first day of swim team practice in 1984. My participation on a USA Swimming team improved my confidence, provided me with life-long friends, and helped me develop physical fitness that I still maintain today as a 37-year-old mother of four. It was also in this context that I met my coach and rapist, Christopher Huott.