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  • SEE IT: German Shepherd throws tantrum when she has stop swimming

    09/23/2014 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Gennie · 28 replies
    PIX11 ^ | September 21, 2014 | Alyssa Zauderer
    Bella just wasn’t ready to go home. A YouTube video posted by Laura Gibbs shows her German Shepherd Bella’s hilarious reaction when her owner tries to get her out of the water. Bella’s cries that she didn’t want to leave were ultimately successful.
  • Climate Change Question: Can you swim? (hoax deniers on the loose)

    09/22/2013 8:38:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Valley Morning Star ^ | 9/22/13 | TY JOHNSON
    **SNIP** “Every year the models get higher,” said Stefanie Herweck, chair of the RGV Sierra Club, noting that the more climate scientists learn about the impact of fossil fuels on climate, the higher they predict sea level rise will be within the next century. Current estimates predict the sea level of the Gulf of Mexico to increase by three feet by the year 2100, but Herweck said scientists have suggested that is a conservative estimate. Without curtailing fossil fuel use and its impact on climate, the polar ice caps could melt faster, leading to significant sea level rise within the...
  • I'm a real seal pup! Sea creature goes swimming with two doggy friends

    11/20/2011 12:39:10 PM PST · by algernonpj · 21 replies
    DailyMail ^ | November 20, 2011 | Ted Thornhill
    This is the extraordinary moment a cheeky seal pup tailed two dogs while they were having a swim - before trying to join in on their fun. Playful dogs Bolle and Coco were busy cooling off in the sea after a long walk when behind them a mysterious shape appeared to follow them. And when the adventurous seal decided he wanted to take the lead and join them splashing around, Coco looked stunned as she came face-to-face with the pup. ...
  • School swim coach quits after 'pulling girl from water by hair... she did not swim fast enough'

    05/10/2011 3:09:18 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 10, 2011 | John Stevens
    A swimming coach has resigned after he was allegedly caught on camera pulling a schoolgirl from the pool by her hair after she did not swim fast enough. The shocking footage appears to show the assistant coach at Roseville High School, California, reach down into the water and grab the 17-year-old girl’s hair after her team finished fifth out of six in a competition. Coach Geoff Capell was reportedly unhappy that the captain of the varsity team Jennifer McCarroll and another girl were not giving the race their best effort. The video has caused outrage after it was posted online...
  • President goes for a swim in the Gulf – or does he?

    08/16/2010 8:37:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 1+ views
    quedit ^ | 8/16/10 | Matt Cover
    President Barack Obama wanted to convince America that the Gulf of Mexico remains open for business. But perhaps he didn't want the world to catch another glimpse of his hairless chest. President Barack Obama wanted to convince America that the Gulf of Mexico remains open for business. But perhaps he didn't want the world to catch another glimpse of his hairless chest. So when he and his daughter, Sasha, took a dip in the sea off Florida this weekend, only the White House photographer was allowed to capture proceedings. The official picture was intended to provide evidence that the region's...
  • Obama will swim in Florida -- but without photographers

    08/14/2010 11:52:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies · 1+ views
    USA Today | August 14, 2010
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  • Pool Boots Kids Who Might "Change the Complexion"

    07/08/2009 8:40:12 AM PDT · by thefactor · 105 replies · 4,812+ views
    Philadelphia NBC ^ | 7/8/09 | Karan Araiza
    More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason.Kids at Creative Steps Day Camp were thrilled to go swimming once a week at the Valley Swim Club. But after only one trip to the private club, they were... "I heard this lady, she was like, 'Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?' She's like, 'I'm scared they might do something to my child,'" said camper Dymire Baylor. The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The...
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • Spitz, once the star, upset over Beijing snub

    08/11/2008 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Hildy · 111 replies · 645+ views
    AFP ^ | August 11, 2008 | Hildy
    HONG KONG (AFP) - US swim legend Mark Spitz won't be on hand in Beijing if Michael Phelps breaks his record of seven gold medals at a single Olympics—because, he says, no one bothered to invite him. Spitz said the International Olympic Committee, a US television network or FINA—the international body that governs world swimming—should have brought him to the Games this year, with Phelps making a go at his record.
  • Rebecca Adlington wins gold on a rewarding day for Britain - Beijing Olympics 2008

    08/11/2008 5:36:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies · 90+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | Last Updated: 1:28PM BST 11 Aug 2008 | By Anita Lonsbrough
    Becky Adlington made it a golden day for British swimming when she swam her way to becoming an Olympic champion in the 400m freestyle and Jo Jackson made it even better, putting the icing on the cake by finishing third.
  • Phelps can thank wingman Lezak for this one (USA takes down mouthy French)

    08/11/2008 6:39:43 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 101 replies · 397+ views
    Foxnews ^ | August 11, 2008 | Mike Vaccaro
    From where the other three members of this relay team stood, they watched along with everyone else inside the Water Cube as Lezak -- self-described "late-bloomer," a 32-year-old graybeard in a peachfuzz sport -- hauled off after Bernaird, the chatty Frenchmen, for what was surely a fruitless pursuit, what was sure to be a prophesy fulfilled. After all, it was Bernard who'd proclaimed defiantly in the days leading up to this showdown: "The Americans? We're going to smash them. That's what we came here for."
  • Fiery final lap gives U.S. gold in 400 freestyle relay

    08/10/2008 11:56:05 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 55 replies · 402+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 8/10/08 | John Crumpacker
    If Michael Phelps goes on to win eight gold medals in the Olympic swimming competition at the Water Cube, he will owe a huge debt of gratitude to teammate Jason Lezak. No, make that HUGE. In one of the greatest anchor legs in swimming history, Lezak reeled in boastful Frenchman Alain Bernard in the final 50 meters to bring the United States home to a breathtaking victory in world-record time in the 4x100 freestyle relay to provide a riveting finish to this morning's program. "It was a crazy thing to watch," said Garrett Weber-Gale, who swam the second leg for...
  • Another Flip-Flop? (Romney)

    07/27/2007 10:10:49 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 44 replies · 1,274+ views
    07/27/07 | Reaganesque
    After years of claiming to be an excellent swimmer and stories of swimming at his house on Lake Winnipesaukee, a stunning new photo, sent anonymously to FreeRepublic, clearly indicates that this is yet another lie from the Romney machine! Photo: ROMNEY CAN'T SWIM!!!
  • America Supports You: Two Texans to Swim for Wounded Vets

    05/31/2006 4:26:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 174+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2006 – This July, two military men plan to become the 16th and 17th Americans to swim the Strait of Gibraltar, raising funds in the process for troops disabled in recent action overseas. David Broyles and Rush Vann of Austin, Texas, expect to swim the 12.5 miles of Mediterranean waters from the southern coast of Spain to Morocco to help draw public support for America's wounded heroes, according to a press release. "As a pararescueman in Iraq, my job was to save lives," Broyles said in an open letter. "I'm no longer in Iraq and I'm no...
  • Fewer and fewer colleges requiring swimming test to graduate

    05/07/2006 11:30:26 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 115 replies · 2,583+ views
    associated press ^ | May 7, 2006 | JUSTIN POPE
    On a recent Friday morning, a line of bathing-suit clad students stood beside a campus swimming pool, waiting to jump in. They had come to persuade the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill they were worthy of a college degree — which they were not, in UNC's eyes, until they could swim 50 yards and tread water for five minutes.For many, it was an annoying inconvenience, for others a moment of pride in conquering their fear of water. But the scene also was a small slice of collegiate history. This was the last swim test day at one of...
  • Tuna's 25,000-Mile Swim Down Marine Highway

    12/14/2005 5:43:22 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 689+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-15-2005 | Roger Highfield
    Tuna's 25,000-mile swim down marine highway By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 15/12/2005) The epic voyage of Terry the bluefin tuna - the equivalent to circumnavigating the Earth - has been witnessed by scientists using electronic tags to track fish. A few months ago a great white shark named Nicole completed the first known ocean crossing by a lone shark over a distance of more than 12,500 miles from South Africa to Australia and back in nine months, the fastest known return journey. Now another epic migration, this time of a 200lb bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) nicknamed Terry, has been...
  • IT'S A GUY THING: (boy joins synchronized swim team)

    04/29/2005 10:34:49 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 10 replies · 511+ views
    POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | Friday, April 29, 2005 | CASEY MCNERTHNEY
    IT'S A GUY THING: "Do you have five minutes?" the Santa Clara Aquamaids coach asked Kenyon Smith. "No," the 15-year-old kidded. He wanted to be with his teammates. Only when ordered to talk to a reporter did the 5-foot-3 kid stop his race to warmups. He knew what the questions would be. As the only male competitor at the national championship, he's heard them before. He's also heard the teasing. People tell him synchronized swimming is just for girls, and because he competes with girls, he's not a strong athlete. "I tell them all to try it, then they stop...
  • Opera's CEO to swim from Norway to USA

    04/26/2005 7:18:42 PM PDT · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 4 replies · 319+ views
    www.opera.com ^ | www.opera.com
    ohn S. von Tetzchner, CEO of Opera Software is putting his money were his mouth is. Today Opera announced that 1 million copies of Opera 8 have been downloaded in the first four days. Von Tetzchner is in the water and beginning his long trans-atlantic swim. "I will swim from Norway to the USA if download numbers of Opera 8 reach 1 million in four days."- Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. In a press release, Opera PR stated that the CEO "spent a good half hour submerged in the bathtub at home in relatively cool temperatures to reduce...
  • Pols swim against tide of DNC `overkill' (Boston parents hot over pool closings)

    07/17/2004 2:29:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 863+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/17/04 | Dave Wedge
    Pols swim against tide of DNC `overkill' By Dave Wedge Saturday, July 17, 2004 While angry parents fumed over the shutdown of some public pools during the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano blasted the state agency in charge, calling the decision ``overkill.'' ``To close down a pool on what is on average the hottest week of the year is nuts,'' Capuano said. ``These kids have no other place to go. It's unnecessary.'' The Department of Conservation and Recreation - the agency formerly known as the oft-criticized Metropolitan District Commission - decided to close pools in Somerville and Cambridge...
  • Boy, 6, Critical After Saving Girl's Life

    06/10/2004 4:44:07 PM PDT · by Melpomene · 37 replies · 504+ views
    Newsday ^ | DON BABWIN | Don Babwin
    CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. -- Six-year-old Donnie Hauser-Richerme knew he couldn't swim, but he also knew the little girl in the murky, debris-filled swimming pool was in trouble. Donnie jumped in and helped save 5-year-old Karah Moran's life before becoming stuck in five feet of blackened rain water and muck at the bottom of the deep end. Paramedics eventually rescued him, but he was in critical condition and on life support Thursday. Karah called Donnie "my hero." "I can't say enough about this little guy," said Chicago Ridge Police Chief Tim Baldermann. "It's amazing that this little kid, old enough to...
  • DC Chapter Meeting and Pool Party, Saturday July 19

    07/15/2003 11:11:47 AM PDT · by BillF · 46 replies · 296+ views
    July 15, 2003 | BillF
    Further to the FReepmail that went out last week announcing this, all FReepers and lurkers in good standing, and authorized guests, spouses, significant others, and their children are invited to beat the dog days of summer by coming to BillF's backyard (aka "The Hidden Pond", see photo to right) this Saturday, July 19 for a DC Chapter meeting/pool party.RSVP PER BELOW WITH NUMBER ATTENDING ASAP AND BY JULY 16 IF POSSIBLE AND AT LEAST BY NOON ON JULY 18 WHEN: Saturday, July 19 at 1 PM 'til ? (those going to Orioles game should probably leave by 5 PM)...
  • Dad, Child Survive Boat Wreck, Swim 5 Hours To Shore(FL)

    06/24/2003 9:48:42 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 29 replies · 144+ views
    Dad, Child Survive Boat Wreck, Swim 5 Hours To Shore POSTED: 10:58 a.m. EDT June 24, 2003 MELBOURNE, Fla. -- A 42-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter are recovering -- after swimming for five hours in order to survive a boat wreck. Florida authorities say Benjamin Dilalla and his daughter Celeste were found last night lying on a beach. Both were suffering from hypothermia. The dad wasn't in any shape to talk to police last night. The pair reportedly sailed into the Atlantic late Sunday, but sometime overnight their eight-foot boat capsized. The young girl says they clung to the...
  • Three Cubans Reach Land After Jumping Off Small Boat

    05/06/2003 5:58:37 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 247+ views
    Fox Local Miami ^ | May 6, 2003 | AP News
    KEY LARGO -- Three Cubans reached land in Key Largo today after jumping off their small wooden boat and swimming for more than three hours while Coast Guard boats stayed close by. Coast Guardsmen tossed the Cubans life vests, which were initially thrown back, but which were eventually accepted. A fourth Cuban gave up and was pulled from the water. Reaching shore was important, because U-S policy is that Cubans who reach shore can be allowed to stay. Those intercepted at sea are usually returned to Cuba. The three who made it tread water most of the time, but ended...
  • Saddam tells troops to Swim

    03/07/2003 4:57:18 AM PST · by FlyingA · 12 replies · 201+ views
    News24 ^ | 03/07/03 | Unknown
    Baghdad - President Saddam Hussein has ordered Iraqi troops to go swimming as they wait for the long-threatened US attack, Iraqi newspapers said on Thursday. Regular swimming would improve their physical condition ready for the fight ahead, said Saddam, who is noted as a keen amateur swimmer himself. "Don't forget swimming," the president told a meeting of army officers and lower ranks, according to the reports. "When we were like you, we did not limit our time swimming to one, two or three hours, but we swam as often as we could," he added. Saddam said that the soldiers "should...
  • Swim ban upsets fans of free park at Shore

    04/18/2002 11:44:16 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 55 replies · 1,333+ views
    PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ^ | 4/18/02 | Amy S. Rosenberg
    IT'S almost unheard of at the Jersey Shore: a beach with free parking and no beach tags. But now, thanks to a decision by state officials, this summer's visitors to Cape May Point State Park will find those perks come with a major catch - no swimming. The ban was already being flouted this week by swimmers who promised that, like the early heat wave, their defiance was just a preview of things to come. "It's unfair," said a disgusted Joanie Kane of Lower Township, Cape May County, as she headed for the surf to keep an eye on her...
  • Wanted: madmen to swim the Zambezi

    04/17/2002 3:32:49 PM PDT · by vannrox · 10 replies · 364+ views
    Wanted: madmen to swim the Zambezi ^ | April 17 2002 at 10:50AM | By Sheena Adams
    Wanted: madmen to swim the Zambezi Once described as a "brave madman", an adventurer is looking for six "mentally deranged" fellow South Africans to follow him down 3 000km of churning Zambezi river water, dodging sharks, hippos and snapping crocodiles. Louie Greeff, 50, of Johannesburg, attracted international media attention last year when he paddled the mighty Zambezi from its source in Zambia to the ocean on the Mozambican coast. Now Greeff wants to introduce the challenge to six willing South Africans and a six-member British team - an ambitious project he hopes to sell to television stations. 'Preferably insane' "I'd...