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Big Blue Swim School Wraps Up a Strong First Year of Franchise Sales

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Feb. 24, 2020— Big Blue has grown to five corporate-owned pools and 66 sold franchise units across 14 states and plans to hit the 150-unit mark by the end of 2021.

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Teaching YMCA Swim Lessons in Nicaragua

Feb. 24, 2020— Last year, a group of YMCA volunteers raised funds to travel to a coastal town in Nicaragua to teach swim lessons and to empower a community in critical need of water safety resources. Last year, a group of YMCA volunteers raised funds to travel to a coastal town in Nicaragua to teach swim lessons and to empower a community in critical need of water safety resources.

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Drowning in Love With the Life of a Swim Mom

Feb. 24, 2020— Here we sweat, I mean sit, for several more hours just to glimpse our children compete for 20.02 seconds … and hopefully even briefer. Yet, we are an evolved group of homo sapiens. We cheer for any swimmer or diver performing well (though we prefer them to be on OUR team, thanks) and encourage our offspring to graciously wish well toward, then congratulate, their lane mates on a race well swum. Every. Single. Time. And they do. Why? In my experience, swimmers/divers are an exceptional group of athletes … and persons. They just are. They work as hard in the classroom as in the faux la ...

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Tokyo 2020: IOC Fails To Investigate Alleged Labor Violations

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Feb. 23, 2020— As of last Aug. 57 people died resulting from heat-related illnesses between Jul. 29 and Aug. 4, among which was an Olympics construction worker.

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Brother and sister drown during game to see who could swim farthest

Feb. 20, 2020— A brother and sister in Britain drowned during a game to see who could swim the farthest out from shore — an incident ruled a “tragic accident” in an inquest this week, according to new reports.

@SwimXps Sad story. #swimming water safety awareness
@GoodbyeChlorine Please be careful out there. #swimming #water #safety
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Swim safety a concern for parents after 2-year-old nearly drowns in Livonia hotel pool

Feb. 14, 2020— Yesterday, we showed you the gut-wrenching video of a 2-year-old boy nearly drowning a Livonia hotel in January. This story serves as a great reminder to families that it can take seconds for a fun…

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All About Kids swim lessons

Feb. 13, 2020— The Ali Sting Rays is a college readiness/swimming program that focuses on teaching African American children how to swim and have academic success.

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Barco-Newton YMCA’s triathlon to benefit water safety

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Feb. 12, 2020— FLEMING ISLAND – The Barco-Newton Family YMCA will host a Triathlon on March 1 to support the Safety Around Water initiative. The event is the brainchild of Delraye Norris, who works with …

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Drunk man dies while swimming at North Beach, Wollongong

Feb. 12, 2020— Wollongong: The chaotic weather took a tragic turn at North Beach yesterday when a 28-year-old man has drowned following a drunken early morning swim.

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St. Louis High School Students Teach Refugees How to Swim

Feb. 9, 2020— Students have been giving up their Saturday mornings for the last four weeks to teach refugee kids how to swim. Students at Lutheran South High School are making an impact on the refugees while hel…

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