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As I did my last swim of the semester in Pinnacle Lake late Saturday afternoon, I had a lot of thoughts going through my head. I swam slowly enjoying the brisk mountain water gliding along my body much smoother than the … Continue reading
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/travel/news/2008-04-18-shark-beaches-forbes_N.htm A while back we talked about people’s fear of the water. The idea of the not knowing what’s under you and what could be swimming around with you. Well when I go to the beach 30 minutes away from … Continue reading
This is a video made by the incredible organization Swim Across America. This is their reasoning behind why they swim.
I’ll just leave this here.. Some of them will give you nightmares.
My Memorial Day weekend travel plans led me to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina for a family wedding, and I’m pretty sure the closest lap pool to where I am might be back in Greenville. But I was determined … Continue reading
http://www.freep.com/article/20140524/FEATURES01/305240062/swimming-pool-drownings-racial-disparity This article was written yesterday! I was shocked to see that reportedly 60% of african american children don’t know how to swim, while only 31% of white children don’t. It even has a picture of Cullen Jones, so I … Continue reading
http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_25824861/swimming-pool-accidents-blink-an-eye-tragedy-can I’m just such a supporter of teaching your children how to swim at a very young age. Not even for pleasure or sport, but for safety and awareness. Kids that don’t know how to swim are not comfortable in … Continue reading