Fast Fix Blog About Swimming
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The Founder of “Swim, Swim, Swim I Say,” Agnes Davis stopped by the WBLS studios to talk about why African Americans NEED to learn how to swim.
When summer comes around, millions around the world go swimming in oceans and lakes. Is it safe?
May is national water safety month and one of the best ways to stay safe around water is learning how to swim. Jumping into the deep end may not seem like a good idea for an infant, but with parent-child swim classes, an early start is key. Liz Walker, owner of SwimKids says, Children are [...]
Bystanders on a Hutchinson Island beach jumped in to save a drowning young man they say was caught in the rip current on Monday.
Since it began in 2013, over 6,000 children have taken part in Swim Safe schemes, a partnership programme between the Amateur Swimming Assocation (ASA) and the RNLI. While swimming in a pool is a great way of building confidence and technique, open water swimming comes with its own challenges and dangers. They receive the RNLI [...]
Five thousand people from around China have swum across the Yellow River to promote sports.
How amazing would it be to spend time splashing around with some of the sea’s friendliest creatures? One diver got to live the dream of many by getting up close and personal with a huge sea lion colony just off the coast of Mexico’s Isla Santa Margarita and, as the video shows, the cute pups [...]
WKYT News at 5:30 PM 05-22-2015
“My friends jumped and I jumped with them and I almost…” 10-year-old Gabriela tried to explain the time she almost drowned. “It was deep and I didn’t know how to swim.” It was just a few years ago she jumped into a river with her friends. The only problem? She didn’t know how to swim. Her [...]
A Memorial Day outing on the water turned tragic in Butte County. A young man drowned on his 21st birthday after reportedly trying to swim across a pond while carrying a ten pound rock. According to the Oroville CHP, 21-year-old Austin Harr of Gridley drowned while swimming at the Gridley Plunge, in the Oroville Wildlife [...]
Park Tae-hwan, Olympic swimming champ currently on a doping suspension, will resume training at a public pool in Seoul, officials said Wednesday. Park will train with his old coach Roh Min-sang at the Olympic Swimming Pool starting June 1, the arena’s operators said. In March, Park, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the men’s 400-meter [...]
A bet that I could beat Missy in a 25 yd swim race. She won best 2 out of 3.
Hours after divers recovered the body of a missing 18-year-old swimmer from a lake near Lillington, his classmates honored the soon-to-be graduate. Around 5:45 p.m. Monday, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said Justice Clark and three friends were swinging on a rope swing at the lake when they began calling for help. “A group of [...]
It was a full house at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary this weekend, but the event was no ordinary swim competition. The National Black Heritage Championship swim meet celebrates the culture of African Americans and other groups in swimming. The meet attracts swim teams from all over the country, including teams from as far [...]
The death of a swimmer this Memorial Day weekend in Florida has drawn new attention to the dangers of rip currents. One person drowned Sunday after he was pulled from the surf in Daytona Beach, in front of an unguarded lifeguard tower. Beach-goers nearby tried to revive him. “We tried to keep his head up, and then [...]
Memorial Day weekend means many of the outdoor pools are open for the summer. But according to the Red Cross, more than half of all kids can’t perform basic safety skills in the water. So how do you keep your child safe at the pool? Nicole Braun always keeps an eye on her daughter Ronnie [...]
Tragedy struck an open-water swimming competition in Cebu province over the weekend when a master sergeant of the Philippine Air Force died while participating in the activity. Eduardo Oriondo, 54, lost consciousness and drowned while taking part in the Olango Challenge, an open water swimming competition, on Saturday, GMA Cebu’s Vic Serna reported Monday. Oriondo [...]
The answer can be summed up in three words: Watch your children. Don’t rely on lifeguards. On a busy day at many pools there are easily 20 children for every lifeguard. Don’t count on water wings also known as swimmies- those inflatable rings that go around a child’s arm. They are NOT lifesaving devices. “A [...]
On Thursday, baby hippo Devi made a big splash with visitors at the San Diego Zoo. The 8-week-old hippo, who was born to mom Funani in late March, is beginning to venture out to the deepest part of the 150,000 gallon pool, now that her mom isn’t as protective of her. Due to the protective [...]
Certified lifeguards were eliminated from almost all state owned beaches back in 2008. Since then, six people have drowned. Senator Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin/Perry) is now working to revive legislation that would restore lifeguards at beaches on state properties. See ABC27