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Trolling Humans for Whales, and Other Divine Madness From the North Country

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The Mad Hatter: "Have I gone mad?" Alice Kingsley: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are." ...

My Daughter Almost Drowned Today, So We Kept Swimming

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I wanted to blanket her with kisses, and walk her far, far away from the hostile sea. Instead, after she calmed down a little, while she was still sniffling and clingy, I took her hand, and we walked back to the water's edge.

Contemplating Death at Sea

Gregory Beals | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Gregory Beals

The wooden boats float on a vast sea and they are burdened with the desperate and the dispossessed. In the summer months, when the wind is calm, it ...

Swimming With the Old Goats

Diane Walton | Posted 08.20.2014 | San Francisco
Diane Walton

On Sunday I got to swim with our lovingly-deemed Old Goats, a cabal of longtime members, holders of wisdom and, of course, swimmers of some renown, as part of the A Team in the Walt Schneebeli Over 60 Swim at San Francisco's Aquatic Park.

My Son Taught Me How To Swim... Again

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

I intentionally relate with my son in a way I can't quite seem to figure out while at the dinner table, bedtime, walk, playground... you name it. It's the perfect mix of a fear for his safety and the impossibility of bringing my digital addictions into the water.

Here's What Gives Pools That Chlorine-y Smell (Spoiler: It's Gross)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living

The Question: Do I really have to shower before I go swimming? The Answer: That sign in the locker room is not a mere suggestion. While very few of...

Why I Took Up Boogie Boarding On My 50th Birthday

Candy Schulman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

I waited until the day before my 50th birthday to go boogie boarding. My plunge into extreme sports was my thirteen-year-old daughter's fault. She'd abandoned her boogie board to play beach volleyball, and I was losing interest in my book on this lovely beach. Suddenly I had an epiphany: I'd never boogie boarded in my life!

8 Infinity Pools You Have To See To Believe

trivago | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
trivago

There may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools.

Now That I Finally Like Summers With the Kids, Why Do They Have To Go So Fast?

Betsy Hnath | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

I chased my kids across cement pool decks convinced they would rearrange their teeth with a single misstep. And just when one child was old enough to understand the rules, the next was ripe and ready to give me a workout.

When Forcing My Daughter to Face Her Fears Backfired

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There Clare stood at the shoreline, her 8-year-old arms crossed in front of her, a scowl on her face, her feet dug in as I tried to tempt her into the waves with a brand-new boogie board. She was afraid of the ocean. Period. The end. Was this my child?

Fourth Kid Cred

Heather Risinger | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Heather Risinger

After bringing four children into the world, I don't think it's a stretch to say you kind of know what you're doing with the whole parenting thing.

More Athletes Like Ian Thorpe Needed to Help Fight Homophobia

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

In an ideal world, Australia's famed swimming star Ian Thorpe should be known for one thing: dominating the sport of swimming. But of course, we don't live in an ideal world, and ever since Thorpe entered the limelight more than 15 years ago, rumors about his sexuality have swirled in the media and in the public forum.

Swimming With The Kids

Carrie Kenny | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Carrie Kenny

They scatter. I put my towel on my chair. I settle in. I start to sunscreen myself and wonder how the hell the hair on my legs can grow so damn quickly. Within seconds, someone is back, dripping on me. "I'm bored." "I'm hungry."

America's Best Swimming Holes For Summer

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

These often-secluded natural pools are the perfect antidote to crowded pools with zinc-covered teenage lifeguards or water parks with $8 hot dogs.

WATCH: Sports As Medicine

Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 4:40pm EST. From the benefits of strength training for people in their 90s to the breathtaking accomplishments of world-class athlete...

The Timeline Of A Morning Swim Meet (As Experienced By A Mom)

Julianna W. Miner | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Julianna W. Miner

I have three kids, and they all swim on a swim team every summer. I decided to capture my experience at a morning swim meet, for those of you not in the water cult.

The World's Ten Best Hotel Pools

Hopper.com | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

Whether you prefer drifting in heated pools among ice-flecked mountain peaks or looking out over the Pacific from the tropical beaches of Tahiti, this selection of 10 jaw-dropping swimming pools will have something for you.

Celebrating the Superhero in Every Dad

Kate Carr | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Just like a real superhero, my dad always made me feel safe and protected. It's a special power shared by so many other dads as well. Of course, every superhero needs a little help, whether it's a good sidekick or simply access to the right information.

9 Summer Safety Tips For All Your Ocean Adventures

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

After the polar vortex practically wrecked our winter months and even tried to creep into spring, we all deserve a warm and fun-filled summer. But ...

Love Letters From WWII: In Memory of My Father

Janie Emaus | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Not until finding the box of three hundred or more letters written by my dad, as a young soldier, to my mom, his new bride. As I read through them, something truly magical happened again. That young couple who met on the beach came alive for me.

3 Easy Steps To Faster, More Efficient Swimming

Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By Men's Journal "Everything you know about swimming probably is wrong," says Terry Laughlin, a former West Point swimming coach and founder of Tot...

10 Serene Swimming Holes You Should Visit This Summer

The Active Times | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

Defined as a natural body of fresh water usually situated near a river, stream, creek or spring, these smaller but still substantial bodies of water are scattered all across the U.S. and offer even those who live in non-coastal areas the opportunity to wade and play in the water on warm spring and summer days.

It's Beach Season. What About Sharks?

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Ellen Prager

Bottom line -⎯ Humans are not on the menu.

I Really Need a Fish in My Life

James M. Chesbro | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

"Daddy," he said, turning toward me, the palms of his not-yet 3-year-old hands up, arms spread. "I really need a fish in my life." He squinted his eyes, the wrinkles in his sun-kissed face pressed for an appeal.

My Secret Life As a Competitive Swimmer

Bianca Turetsky | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Bianca Turetsky

Swimming let me be competitive in a way that I wasn't in any other part of my adolescent life, which I think is a trait that's so critically important to encourage, particularly in young girls who are often taught to be nice, to compromise