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Why Your Pool May Make You Sick This Summer

Before you go swimming in a public pool this summer, health officials want to offer one piece of advice: Don’t drink the water! If for some reason you end up swallowing some (even just a mouthful), don’t be surprised if you end up sick for weeks with unpleasant symptoms such as watery poop and vomiting. This… Read more

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Everyone in the pool! But swimming safety should come first

There’s something about spending summer by the swimming pool that reminds me of my youth, which is why I’m so happy to see our three little kids getting so much pleasure from our neighborhood pool. Holding your child as she floats on her back in warm water, eyes closed, with the sunlight playing on her face,… Read more

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4 Brain Benefits Of Swimming

The physical benefits of swimming are obvious in athletes like 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. Toned muscles, muscle strength, and a well-sculpted physique describe a “swimmer’s body.” However, there is one characteristic most swimmers possess that we can’t see: better brain health. It’s no surprise aerobic exercise is not only good for the heart, but… Read more

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Babies and water safety: Layers of barriers key to drowning prevention

Julie Lopiccolo thought she had taken all the necessary precautions when it came to water safety and her son, Jasper. But one day she got a phone call no mother should ever receive. Jasper drowned while under the care of his baby sitter who had, without permission, taken Jasper to her house, where there was an… Read more

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Duke Energy offers 10 tips for summer safety

— Summer is an important time to practice safety– Share safety tips using #SafeForLife on social media CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As summer turns up the heat on vacations and outdoor projects, Duke Energy offers these electrical safety tips: 1. Stay away from downed power lines Consider all downed or sagging power lines… Read more

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Essig Pools Named to ‘Top 50 Pool Builders’ List for POOL & SPA NEWS

Leading South Florida-Based Pool Contractor Makes Industry Publication’s Prestigious List Featuring National List of Prominent Pool and Spa Builders NORTH MIAMI, Fla., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Essig Pools, one of South Florida’s leading pool and spa contractors, recently was named to the ‘Top 50 Pool Builders’ list by POOL & SPA NEWS. According to the… Read more

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Paraplegic Inspires Everyone After Learning to Swim, Setting Records

“When I began water therapy,” said Beth. “No one expected me to ever move in the water without someone holding me up.” After my youngest daughter’s C6-7 spinal cord injury, we became a team. Beth, fourteen years old, tried again and again to stay afloat in the rehab pool on her own. Weeks later, she floated… Read more

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31 Days to Rio Summer Games

The world should be concluding arrangements to storm Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the venue of this year’s Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will be the first under IOC President Thomas Bach. There will be 33 events to be held in the host city… Read more

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Water sports drive swimwear sales

In the ‘conservative’ China market, makers swear by practical designs for indoor swimming activities China’s newly found passion for water sports is driving the swimwear market in the country. Most local and foreign manufacturers are focusing on practical designs for indoor swimming. Speedo, based in the United Kingdom, started selling its products in China more than… Read more

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Missy Franklin Partners with SafeSplash Brands to Expand Swim School Outlets for Children

Franklin to influence teaching curriculum and brand expansion at SafeSplash Swim Schools and Swimtastic Swim Schools DENVER, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SafeSplash Brands, which franchises premium, warm water learn-to-swim schools throughout North America under the SafeSplash Swim School and Swimtastic Swim School brands, has signed an agreement to partner with Missy Franklin, Olympic Champion, professional… Read more

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