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PHOTOS: The World's Craziest Hotel Pools

Posted 02.22.2013 | Travel

Think infinity pools with sweeping views.

Gymnastics.. Yoga.. Dancing: Unexpected Workouts Of NFL Players

Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that athletes crosstrain for their sports in various ways. To stay dynamic it's important to work different muscles to challenge your b...

Phelps Taking Golf Seriously

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports

Michael Phelps is getting serious about his golf game. The winner of a record 18 gold medals in Olympic swimming, Phelps signed on with Ping to provi...

25 Adventure Activities Around The World

Viator | Posted 03.27.2013 | Travel
Viator

Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced fisherman, the thrill of catching your own dinner is irresistible.

WATCH: Missy Franklin's Incredible Practice Routine

Posted 01.14.2013 | Sports

How do you get to the Olympics? Practice. How do you score a five-medal haul -- including four gold -- and become a breakout swimming star at the ...

PHOTOS: Where To Make A Splash In 2013

Global Yodel | Posted 02.03.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Whether you're into the adrenaline of big wave surfing, sailing into the sunset, discovering inland watering holes or bathing in tropical shallows, these swimming spots have something for you.

Erotic, Exotic Gottex and Me

Alice Carey | Posted 01.27.2013 | Style
Alice Carey

Somewhere down in the basement lies one of my old Gottex bathing suits, now faded beyond use. I see it in memory of the younger me with my then-boyfriend, now-husband, when we toured the world on a dime and seemed to live in bathing suits.

PHOTOS: Swim Stars Come Out For 'Golden Goggles'

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 01.20.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- In a year when she raced at the Olympics, Missy Franklin's greatest stress might come from deciding whether to compete for her high school...

Ordinary People Helping Our Oceans in Extraordinary Ways

Francesca Koe | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

With the help of people just like you and me, collectively we will know a whole lot more about the numbers and types of sea life in our waters, how best to respond to a major disturbance, and how much success we're having in protecting vulnerable habitats.

Aussie Olympic Swimmer Opens Up About His Sexuality

Posted 11.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Aussie Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe hopes his revealing new autobiography will finally set the record straight about his sexuality as well as other pers...

40 Years Ago Clean Water Act Transformed How America Views Water, Time to Do It Again

Peter Lehner | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

We still have a lot of work to do, but there is no doubt that our water is safer to fish from and cleaner to swim in than it was when Congress passed this law. Yet even as we continue to make progress, it is time for another transformative change.

I Set a World Record and Swam the English Channel -- Four Months After Breast Cancer Surgery

Amanda Mercer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Amanda Mercer

"I discussed your desire to swim the Channel with the doctors on the tumor review board, and I'm sorry, but no one believes that you will be able to do it. The fatigue from the chemo will be too great." I looked at my husband and thought they don't know me.

Lochte's Choice: Hollywood Or Training

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

LOS ANGELES -- With his camera-ready good looks, quirky catchphrases and funky fashion choices, swimmer Ryan Lochte parlayed the five medals he won at...

Swimming the Bay: Escape From Alcatraz

Zach Dean | Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco
Zach Dean

Gasp after gasp was met with mouthfuls of the Pacific and soon panic was crashing over me. I was choosing the psychopath less traveled by. As I plowed forward, I prayed that there was no beastly guardian, unseen but for a fin, following in my wake.

Toronto's Lights Are Brightest Downtown

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.20.2012 | Travel
Dwight Brown

As the chopper returns, you'll get gorgeous views of the Toronto Islands, the largest urban car-free community in North America and perhaps Toronto's best geographical treasure.

Seaside Adventures In Stunning Wales

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 09.20.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

After being fitted for wetsuits, personal flotation devices and helmets, we walk down a dirt path to the ocean. "Everyone ready?" the guide asks. "Just remember to stay on the barnacles. The rocks are slippery but the barnacles are your friends." I tighten the shoelaces on my sneakers and follow the others down the slippery rocks.

Spain's Most Decorated Paralympic Swimmer

Alexander Ragir | Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports
Alexander Ragir

Xavi Torres was born without hands or feet, but that's never kept him from swimming in the open ocean off the coast of Mallorca, Spain.

Kurt Heine

Older Athletes: Beating the Clock

HuffingtonPost.com | Kurt Heine | Posted 09.17.2012 | Sports

Some bicyclists talk about the pain cave—where the mind pushes the body beyond the normal limits of exhaustion. Lynn Bradshaw was there. ...

The Phelps Family's Best of London

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

Now that the 2012 Summer Olympics are over, Michael Phelps' family shares their travel tips, highlights of their London trip and some personal photos.

Root for Team USA: Paralympic Highlights

Bonnie St. John | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Bonnie St. John

There's still time to enjoy some of the most amazing feats of athletic achievement: The London Paralympics 2012! As a winner of 3 Paralympic medals, I know firsthand the dedication to training and perseverance required to compete at this level of sport.

Clean Water or Green Water: How We Produce Our Food Is Sliming Our Water

Francesca Koe | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

By supporting farmers who protect water quality, you'll be making a difference in whether we have clean water or slimy green water, from our rivers to our seashores.

Fear Of Pain: Do You Know Your Limit?

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

Unlike our ancestors (who had to endure all sorts of grueling survival challenges), most of us don't know or understand our limits -- because we don't reach them. We're afraid of the pain. We're afraid of what we might find out about our character.

PHOTOS: The Best Natural Swimming Holes

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It's August, it's humid and we'll bet you want to go swimming. Lucky you, we found 26 natural spots -- gentle waterfalls, deep swimming holes, lazy rivers -- where you can relax with a dip.

Cool off Streamside: Ten Uniquely California Rivers

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

What makes the best summer vacations or a Labor Day escape? Rivers. Swimming, fishing, napping on a shady riverbank -- there's no better getaway. Fortunately, dozens of jaw-droppingly beautiful rivers run through the Golden State.

WATCH: Lochte Races Prince Harry At Las Vegas Pool Party

Posted 08.22.2012 | Sports

The Olympics might be over, but that doesn't mean Ryan Lochte is done racing. The U.S. Olympic swimmer ran into Prince Harry at a pool party in Las Ve...