Latest Recreational swimming News

Help wanted: 300 strong swimmers to fill lifeguard positions

May. 16, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Swimmers in Milwaukee and elsewhere looking to cool off with a dip in a pool or lake this summer might be out of luck if the county can't find people to watch over them. Milwaukee County Parks is seeking about 300 strong swimmers to help fill a...

With pools closed, Peruvians turn to open-water swimming

Apr. 27, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The swimmers began gathering even before dawn glimmers on Pescadores beach, plunging into the Pacific surf for one of the few athletic endeavors permitted under Peru's strict pandemic restrictions. Swimming pools have been closed for more than a year,...

California beach shut after Mexico sewage flows north again

Apr. 18, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The entire shoreline of Southern California's Imperial Beach is closed to swimmers and surfers after sewage-contaminated runoff flowed north again from Mexico’s Tijuana River. The closure announced Friday will be in place until testing...

Connecticut to expand access to parks, beaches, camping

Apr. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Connecticut is planning to provide full access this summer to its outdoor recreation areas including state parks, camp grounds, shoreline beaches, boat launches and inland swimming spots, after providing partial access to its park system last summer even at the height of the pandemic. ...

Bankruptcy judge approves sale of century-old amusement park

Mar. 04, 2021 11:09 AM EST

CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge has approved the sale of a century-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh-based U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Jeffrey Deller on Tuesday morning approved the sale of Conneaut Lake Park to...