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1 hr ago | Metro

Ice bucket challenge pioneer drowns in swimming accident

Corey Griffin, 27, who helped popularise the ice bucket challenge internet craze, drowned at the weekend Griffin had helped raise $100,000 at a charity function on Nantucket Island on Friday night, and reports say that at 2am he dived off a wharf into water and got into trouble.

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5 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19

Days of SeaWorld trainers swimming with orcas during shows over

SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows.

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7 hrs ago | TwinCities

Former Coon Rapids swim standout brings swimming lessons to 2,000 Nepali children

Since the age of 7, Jonathon McCarthy has been a swimmer. At the age of 15, he opened a private swim school.

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11 hrs ago | Suria

Swim star Phelps back on big stage at...

Record-breaking Olympian Michael Phelps will swim his first international meet since coming out of retirement at this week's Pan Pacific Championships as he seeks a return to winning ways.

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15 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Brennan: Charges taint Hope Solo's looming record

Domestic violence charges hang over Hope Solo with record near U.S. Soccer shouldn't be celebrating Solo's accomplishments at this time.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

ESPN

Franklin (back spasms) in doubt for Pan Pacs

Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin is being treated for a back problem, putting her in doubt for the Pan Pacific championships which start Thursday.

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Sedalia Democrat

S-C swimming brings in talented rookies

"I'm really liking what I see there," he said. "They're picking things up quick and they're really trying hard.

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Hampshire Chronicle

Britain bag triple gold in Berlin

Chris Walker-Hebborn has added the European title to his Commonwealth gold after winning the 100m backstroke title in Berlin Great Britain claimed three gold medals at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin on Tuesday night as they smashed the world record in the mixed 4x100 metres medley.

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Related Topix: Sports, Chris Walker-Hebborn, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Jan-Philip Glania, Lizzie Simmonds, Roberto Pavoni, Jemma Lowe

Hemsworth and South Elmsall Today

Castleford Swimming Pool reopens after flooding

Staff were forced to close the pool after being left thigh deep in water after heavy rainfall hit the area on Friday, August 8. The contaminated floodwater had to be pumped out of the building, meaning the facility was closed for more than a week.

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Wall Street Journal

London's Wild Swimmers Aren't Afraid of Dead Bodies or Sewage

This is Emily Chong's routine, rain or shine, winter or summer: Wake up, eat breakfast, cycle to Hyde Park, jump in a lake, swim a bit, fuel up with a second breakfast, cycle to work.

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Dorsetecho.co.uk

(UPDATED) Swimming: Lelliott claims 400m freestyle bronze at Euros

PORTLAND swimmer Jay Lelliott has won his first major international medal, claiming a bronze at the European Championships in Germany.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Chico Enterprise-Record

Swimmer, lifeguard save Chico man from drowning at Sycamore Pool

Fernando Robles, 45, of Chico, gives a hug to lifeguard Derek Tenckhoff after Tenckhoff helped rescue him at Sycamore Pool in Bidwell Park on Monday.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

United States basketball national team head coach Mike Krzyzewski, third from right, from talks to players during practice at Christl Arena at the U.S. .

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KHOU-TV Houston

Swimmer's body recovered from North Texas lakeSwimmer's body...

Saturday's stormy weather made it tough for search teams looking for a missing man at Lavon Lake.

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680News

Early access period for Toronto Pan Am Games tickets begins Sept. 15

Pachi the porcupine is unveiled as the new mascot for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto, July 17, 2013.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

NC man who helped neighbors in storm fights cancer

Today, members of that same community have come to Boyd's aid, working to help lift him up in his battle with cancer.

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Rock Hill Herald

Upstate man goes from smoker to triathlete

He kept it up through middle school and during his years at Seneca High School. By the time he was 23, the Pendleton man had a pack-a-day habit.

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Suria

Europe's best swimmers look for Olympic...

A host of Olympic and world champions will compete in the European championships from Monday looking to land crucial early blows just two years out from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Yannick Agnel, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Florent Manaudou, Daniel Gyurta, Ruta Meilutyte, Michael Phelps

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Stunning Youth Olympics swim for Kiwi teen

Teen Bobbi Gichard has swum into medal contention for tonight's final on the opening day of action in the pool at the Youth Olympic Games in China.

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Brandon Sun

Fourteen-year-old Nova Scotia swimmer makes swim across Northumberland Strait

A 14-year-old Nova Scotia girl has become the youngest to complete an annual swim across the Northumberland Strait from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island.

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