Swimming Programs Aim To Be Lifesavers For Twin Cities Children Of Color

The boy floats on his back, his small body bobbing in the water as an instructor holds him near the surface. “You’ve got to flap!” Lamar Warren shouts over the chaos of 40 children screaming and splashing in the shallow end of the Blaisdell YMCA indoor pool in Minneapolis. “You’ve got to use your arms.” The child scrunches his face, […]

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Making a cleaner, greener, environmentally safe sunscreen

Making a cleaner, greener, environmentally safe sunscreen Ingredients in many sunscreens are bleaching coral and harming marine life. www.shutterstock.com Yousong Ding, University of Florida As the temperatures rise and Americans swarm to the beach, they slather on sunscreen to protect against the sun’s harmful UV radiation that causes skin cancer. As they splash and swim, few give thought to whether […]

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Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were

Kids’ fitness is improving, but they still aren’t as fit as their parents were Kids’ aerobic fitness declined for several decades but shows signs of improving in some countries. stockforce/Shutterstock.com Grant Tomkinson, University of North Dakota and Justin J. Lang, University of Ottawa Physical fitness is important for success in sports and athletics, but it is also important for good […]

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Sustainable shopping: how to stop your bathers flooding the oceans with plastic

Sustainable shopping: how to stop your bathers flooding the oceans with plastic Sustainable swimwear shopping means that you don’t have to worry about the sea soaking in plastic from your bathers while you soak in the sun! www.shutterstock.com Natalie Welden, University of Portsmouth Shopping can be confusing at the best of times, and trying to find environmentally friendly options makes […]

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From segregation to celebration: the public pool in Australian culture

From segregation to celebration: the public pool in Australian culture The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity, exhibition by Aileen Sage Architects (Isabelle Tolandand Amelia Holliday) with Michelle Tabet, commissioned for the Australian Pavilion by the Australian Institute of Architects for the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016. Brett Boardman Hannah Lewi, University of Melbourne The Australian exhibition for the 2016 Venice […]

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INFANT SELF RESCUE – One of country music’s babies goes through a rigorous and nerve-wracking test

Wake Silver 1 With warm weather rapidly approaching (yes, we hear the collective screams of joy) after a particularly brutal winter, it seems pretty certain that families are eager to hit their backyard or neighborhood pools, area lakes and, of course, the beach. But if your family includes a little one and possible non-swimmer, these afternoons…

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