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Ideal Age For Children to Learn Swimming

    In the summer period, one of the best methods of combating the heat is to take a nice dip in the pool. Unfortunately, every year from 1999 to 2012, approximately 14,000 Americans aged 19 and below drowned, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, forty percent of such cases were among children between

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    11 Rescued After Boat Overturns

      Over the weekends, nine individuals on board a 23-foot boat along with another two individuals riding the waves on a jet ski suddenly found themselves in the water after their boats were capsized. “At first I was in shock that the jet ski turned completely over as I’ve done a couple times, but then when the smaller passenger

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      Parents Push For Water Safety

        Just a few weeks after Vahnessa Estien’s two young sons began swimming classes, she revealed an emotional past to instructor Jeff Gershe that brought both of them to tears. Vahnessa had a daughter, but she was a victim to drowning when she was just two years old. “We had the good fortune to have two more children. So

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        Firefighters Upgrading Water Skills

          Last Tuesday, firefighters from the South Shore and across the state got together at the West Elm Street entrance of Luddam’s Ford Pond Park. They put on their wet suits as well as rescue gear and learnt more on how to make zip line rescues in the Indian Head River. “They’re learning how to build a zip line and

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          Parents Rescue Daughter From Drowning

            It was approximately 7pm in the evening on Sunday when 4-year-old Olivia Martinez got together with her family in her grandparents’ swimming pool in South Corona. By then, dinner was already over and there was some time left for them to have a final swim before heading back home to Norco. At 7:09pm on 4th May, the firefighters

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            Swimming For A Good Cause

              Over the weekends, members of Absolute Running open water swimming club took part in their first session of the year. The aim was to assist in boosting heir confidence in the water as well as have some fun while doing so. The challengers began by wading into the sea off the No 2 Battery car park before swimming

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              One-to-One Swimming Lessons Make Waves For Kids

                Beck Long, a 13-year-old, is making a splash at Seven Oaks Pool, where he is also learning how to swim. Beck is actually one out of a hundred and twenty five kids taking part in Making Waves, which is a special program that offers one-one-one swimming lessons with volunteer instructors. These instructors teach children with intellectual and physical

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                Swimming Lessons in Juneau’s Schools

                  Schools play a significant role in how children grow and develop by teaching them skills above and beyond the academic. For the public schools in Juneau, Alaska, they are taking a step further by incorporating swimming and water safety lessons for their fourth-graders. The Learn to Swim Program is a partnership between the Juneau School District and the

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                  NUS Triathletes’ Brazilian Challenge

                    Tonight, Jonathan Ng, Justin Kwan and Jonathan Tan will take the long 30-hour flight to Brazil to participate in the upcoming 12th World University Triathlon Championships on Sunday. They will be representing National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as Singapore against 100 student-athletes from 17 countries in this biennial meet. Last September at the Cold Storage Singapore International Triathlon,

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                    Mother and Son Drown After Driving into Flood

                      On Saturday afternoon, the bodies of Jana Payton, 24, and her son Bronson Liggett, 5, were found in a flooded field. They were driving along with a third person when they became stranded in flood waters around 1:30am after midnight. The other lady swam out to try and get help while Jana and her son climbed on the

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