Just concluded 2016 Olympics at Rio had many memorable moments that included the retirement of the most decorated Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps, and the emergence of Katie Ledecky – call it passing of baton if you may. 362 more words
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Polling beachgoers on what they fear most in the seawater almost always comes back with the standard response of ‘sharks’. Very few would cite rip currents; only a fraction of that would know how to deal or even identify rip currents. 394 more words
New figures released today (July 29) reveal that 321 people lost their lives in accidental drownings in the UK in 2015.
A new report from the National Water Safety Forum (NWSF)has revealed last year’s drowning figures – and it also shows that the majority of those who died did not intend to be in the water. 299 more words
There’s a certain demographic that may want to consider taking swimming lessons this summer: immigrant “tweens” aged 11 to 14.
They’re five times more likely to be unable to swim than their peers, the Lifesaving Society revealed Tuesday in a… 430 more words