Latest Recreational swimming News

Lagoon dries up as drought grips Peru's southern Andes

Dec. 02, 2022 08:38 AM EST

CCONCHACCOTA, Peru (AP) — From her home under the baking sun of Peru's southern Andes, Vilma Huamaní can see the small Cconchaccota lagoon, the axis of her community’s life. It has been a source of trout, fun for children eager to swim, beauty as flamingos flew from over the mountains and...

Swimmer attacked by shark in waters near San Diego

Nov. 04, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A shark attacked a woman Friday in the Pacific waters north of San Diego, officials said. The woman was treated at a hospital for puncture and laceration wounds to her upper right thigh, according to Jon Edelbrock, lifeguard chief for the city of Del Mar. She...

US Supreme Court won't consider Lake Michigan beach case

Nov. 02, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — The public will keep the right to use Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline for recreation as the U.S. Supreme Court won’t consider arguments from nearby property owners who claimed they also owned the beach. The court’s decision was released Monday without...

Helping the Chesapeake Bay from way upstream

Oct. 23, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

WESTOVER, Va. (AP) — The Atlantic eel that Ken Slazyk pulled from the pot in the James River, 8 miles downstream from Hopewell, was a green, 18-inch-long juvenile that had, in one of the greatest mysteries of modern biology, swum up the river where its parents had spent their early days,...

12 children get sick after possible pool party chlorine leak

Sep. 26, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Twelve children were taken to the hospital after a possible chlorine leak at at YMCA pool in Mississippi, officials said. The children were at a birthday pool party Sunday in Flowood when they were sickened, the Clarion Ledger reported. Several children...

German town votes to permit topless swimming in local pools

Sep. 16, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A town in central Germany has voted in favor of letting all swimmers bathe topless at its four municipal pools. German news agency dpa reported Friday that officials in Goettingen had initially permitted topless bathing on weekends after a person who identified as...