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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...

No lifeguards, no swimming at Indiana Dunes State Park beach

Aug. 19, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — For the second time in three years, a lifeguard shortage has prompted Indiana Dunes State Park to ban swimming beginning Saturday and until further notice. Visitors can wade up to waist-deep in the waters of Lake Michigan but are not permitted to swim or go...

Program teaches special needs kids to swim, surf

Aug. 14, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — In 2018, local high-schooler Nicole Grippa started volunteering to teach special needs children how to swim at the Ormond Family YMCA as part of a program she created called Chasing Dreams. Four years later, Grippa, 22, is a college student at the...

Missouri family says racism led to pool party cancellation

Aug. 09, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — A Black family says racism prompted officials at a suburban Kansas City water park to cancel a private pool party for their 17-year-old son's birthday during the weekend. Chris Evans said he signed a contract with Summit Waves Aquatic Facility in Lee's...

Remains found Saturday at Lake Mead may be from July 25 set

Aug. 09, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Human remains found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area last weekend may actually be from the same set of bones discovered 12 days earlier, authorities said Tuesday. National Park Service officials said rangers were called Saturday to the reservoir between Nevada...

Military munitions debris closes section of Assateague beach

Aug. 01, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

ASSATEAGUE, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service has closed a section of beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore after military munitions debris washed ashore. The park service announced Sunday that the partial closure is in effect for the North Beach swimming area in...

Shark sightings get more common at New York beaches

Jul. 29, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — As bathers cooled themselves in the Atlantic surf on New York's Fire Island last Wednesday, Reily Winston held up a smooth dogfish shark his friend had just caught fishing off a pier in an inlet behind the beach. He briefly cradled the bloodied shark in his hands before...

Swimmer injured by Hawaiian monk seal with pup in Waikiki

Jul. 26, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A swimmer at a beach in Waikiki was injured this weekend after encountering an endangered Hawaiian monk seal with a young pup. Hawaii Marine Animal Response, a nonprofit conservation organization that helps monitor protected species, said their workers witnessed a...

Drought drives Las Vegas to cap size of home swimming pools

Jul. 21, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Limiting the size of new swimming pools in and around Las Vegas might save a drop in the proverbial bucket amid historic drought and climate change in the West. Officials are taking the plunge anyway, capping the size of new swimming pools at single-family...