Beaches on the Black Sea that closed after Russia's invasion have reopened. People say swimming and sunbathing are ways to find a taste of normal life, even while under threat from Moscow.
The 26-year-old American won the 800-meter freestyle on Saturday at the world championships to become the first swimmer to win six golds in the same event at worlds.
In 2017, Georgia was fifth in the nation for children drowning, according to The Consumer Product Safety Commission. In terms of child drownings in Georgia, it's second only to Florida which is at an oceanfront. Cullen Jones, a retired USA Olympic swimmer, says Black children are not learning to swim at the same rates as white children, which needs to change.
First Strokes, a nonprofit based in New York City, is helping students learn water safety skills and how to swim. They offer free swimming lessons for teens — taught by other teens.
Water safety in Georgia is a priority as the summer season begins. Learning about preventative measures against accidents like drowning while swimming, boating as well as ensuring the water's quality can help ensure your family's safety.
The exhibition focuses on the complicated, often forgotten history of racial segregation and public pools.
Sharks are ectotherms and their internal body temperatures usually reflect the waters they swim in. Holding their breath helps them function in the frigid deep.
Katie Ledecky clocked in about 10 seconds faster than the world record for the 1,500 meter "short course" freestyle race on Day 2 of the Swimming World Cup in Toronto.
"I saw that the lifeguards were not jumping into the water because they were paralyzed," Team USA coach Andrea Fuentes said. Luckily for athlete Anita Alvarez, Fuentes is an Olympic swimmer.
The shortage — affecting about a third of U.S. public pools — has led some to reduce hours or close altogether. The pandemic and earlier rhetoric about work visas for foreigners led to the problem.
Heading into national swimming championships, the University of Virginia relies on a mathematician, cameras and sensors to help each swimmer perform their best.
Lisala Folau told a local broadcaster about his swimming journey, which lasted more than a day and took him to three islands. Social media users hearing his story are calling him "real-life Aquaman."
After winning her second gold medal, swimmer Kaylee McKeown invited Emily Seebohm to share the top step of the podium. "It was quite emotional. She had some tears in her eyes, so did I," McKeown says.
In addition to smashing a longtime world record, Tatjana Schoenmaker took home South Africa's first gold medal of the Tokyo Games.
Great Britain's Tom Dean was diagnosed with COVID for a second time just a few months ahead of the Olympic trials. Now he has two gold medals in Tokyo.