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U.S. Racking Up Medals At World Swimming Championships

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.29.2013 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain -- Missy Franklin got the Americans rolling. Then Katie Ledecky really fired 'em up. By the end of the night, the U.S. team was aw...

WATCH: 16-Year-Old American Obliterates 1500 World Record

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.29.2013 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain -- After swimming nearly a mile, Katie Ledecky knew it was time to get going. Did she ever....

Is Phelps Coming Back?

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.28.2013 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain -- When Michael Phelps walked away from swimming after the London Olympics, he was adamant about one thing: His career was over. Now...

Still The Biggest Name

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Michael Phelps will be dropping by this dazzling city on the Mediterranean during the world swimming championships. ...

Swim With Leopard Sharks At La Jolla

AP | JOHN MARSHALL | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel

LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) — Just beyond the breakers at La Jolla Shores Beach, hundreds of dark figures cruise through the sandy shallows like a scene i...

10 Tips to Get You Through Bathing Suit Season

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Debbie Gisonni

It's not the color, the design, the type or the shape of a bathing suit that bothers women. It's their body in that color, design, type or shape of bathing suit that bothers them.

Amazing Summer FAILS

Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy

Ah, the summer. The sun is out, the water's cool, and pretty much everyone acts like a total idiot at some point. Check out the supercut above as we p...

Get Away From It All In The Mediterranean

minube | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
minube

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands.

The Game I Want to Quit

Christine Organ | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Christine Organ

I want to enjoy swimming with my kids and proudly display photos of our family at the beach without worrying about whether I look three-months pregnant or if other people will notice my cellulite-covered thighs.

How EPA Could Ruin Your Summer Vacation

Steve Fleischli | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Too many of America's beaches are sick -- and they're passing on their illnesses to families across the country. It shouldn't be this way.

Great Outdoor Workouts

The Active Times | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

We all know that exercise is good for us. Numerous studies show that staying active can help us control our weight, fight disease, improve mood, boo...

Summer Swim: Living Life

Suna Senman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

The backstroke is living in faith, like walking on water. You trust the invisible substance of life and your ability to move peacefully on the surface of physical concerns with your face to the source of life's energy.

Moms Change the World: Deanna Kendall

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

There is a spirit to motherhood that nurtures, that exudes compassion and loves unconditionally. These qualities are not exclusive to women who giv...

The Ice Caps Are Melting, Teach Your Kids to Swim

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

Raising a child is a lifelong commitment. Parents face many difficult decisions along the way. But, here is an easy call and an essential investment of your time: Make sure your children learn how to swim. It literally can save their lives.

How America's Universities Reinvent Business By Helping Students Adapt iPods for Underwater Audio Entertainment

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Sreedhar Pillai

My professors at BYU constantly provided opportunities for me to apply our class work to Underwater Audio.

Cuba Swim... Impossible?

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

We are a very few, the truly extreme ultra marathon swimmers of this blue planet. We may vie for titles and records but in the end our journeys are far more than athletic marks.

It's Over

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 08.12.2013 | Miami

HAVANA — Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel ended her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after 11 hours in the water when she was stu...

No Shark Cage?!?!

Reuters | Jeff Franks | Posted 08.11.2013 | Miami

By Jeff Franks HAVANA, June 11 (Reuters) - With favorable weather predicted and a team of scientists on her side, Australian Chloe McC...

Esther Williams: Irrepressible

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Esther Williams was golden age Hollywood all the way. Glamorous at every stage of her life. Irrepressible. Irresistibly irrepressible.

Cuba: One More Time

Diana Nyad | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Four summers ago, 2009, I made the decision to attempt to swim the epic passage from Cuba to Florida. The motivation wasn't so much to set a maverick athletic record. The idea was to stir my soul.

Lochte Weighs In On Phelps Comeback Report

Posted 05.24.2013 | Sports

Ryan Lochte said "it's just a matter of time and when" Michael Phelps returns to the pool for the Olympics. Speaking at a swim meet in Vancouver, ...

Swimmer Cullen Jones Hits The Road To Promote Water Safety

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 05.22.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- In Beijing and London, U.S. Olympian Cullen Jones was fierce in the water, bringing home gold and silver and setting a world record along ...

Phelps Making A Comeback?

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 07.17.2013 | Sports

-- Is Michael Phelps planning a comeback? A report Friday evening from WBBH, an NBC television affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla., said Phelps will ret...

Amazing Places to Swim With Sharks!

The Active Times | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Nothing sends ocean swimmers fleeing for shore faster than a fin sighting. For some brave souls, however, the thrill of floating alongside these big fish far outweighs the fright. Here are the best places in the world to get nose-to-snout with sharks.

Lance Returns With A Splash

AP | BY JIM VERTUNO | Posted 06.03.2013 | Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong is looking to make a splash with a return to competition. The disgraced cyclist is signed up to swim three even...