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

Betsy Hnath | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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

Strolling My Way to a Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

A Stanford University study indicated that walking on a treadmill at "an easy, self-selected pace" while facing a blank wall helped generate 60 percent more innovative ideas when the subjects were tested psychologically for creative thinking.

I Shaved My Body Hair for This?

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I was a very lucky child because, growing up, we didn't have a pool in our backyard.

Phelps Coming Out Of Retirement

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medal...

Luxe Chinese Dining and Blissful Swimming at the Shangri-La Paris

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

If you're looking to treat yourself to a Paris luxury hotel but can't make up your mind which one, the Shangri-La's pool could well tip the balance.

Training for the Olympics May Win You Medals, But These Activities Can Also Trigger Asthma Symptoms

Julie Kuriakose, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Kuriakose, M.D.

Swimming, hockey and other winter outdoor sports are great fun even when you're not an Olympic athlete! However, engaging in these activities often can make you more prone to developing asthma symptoms.

Swimming For Wellness With Multiple Sclerosis

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

As a health advocate, I'm often called on to speak with patients who are newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I listen to their stories, and answe...

Jacada's Top 20 Favorite Infinity Pools

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Join us by taking a dip into our list of favorite never-ending pools.

Sia Inspires Me to Be a Healthier Trans Person

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

Imagine my surprise when I realized that several of my treasured workout songs are sung by a woman I first met at a meeting to plan a trans visibility action.