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Warning over swimming related drowning deaths

In the U.S. there has been a spate of avoidable deaths by drowning. This is due to “underwater breath-holding behaviors,” which has become a popular dare among young people.

Cracking down on recreation water infection

Bethesda - The weather’s getting hotter and many people like to play and swim in public pools. Sometimes these communal areas can be sites of contamination and infection. The CDC has offered new advice.

VIDEO: Bear seeks refuge from heat in California swimming pool

Sierra Madre - As thousands of residents in southern California attempt to escape the stifling heat plaguing the area, wildlife are also seeking refuge from the triple digit temperatures, prompting a bear to take a dip in one neighborhood pool.

Cranford's Gators swim impressively to beat difficult Hurricanes Special

Cranford - Kicking off the summer swim season with a win for Cranford, the Cranford Gators hosted the Hillsborough Hurricanes for a historically competitive meeting.

Dangerous strains of E. coli seem to live longer

According to a new study, pathogenic strains of E. coli that produce a toxin harmful to people appear to survive longer in lake water than benign counterparts.

Murder mystery weekend turns real in UK luxury hotel, with 2 dead

Hatfield Heath - A couple staying at a luxury country hotel in England were found dead in the swimming pool. Guests thought the police that responded were "part of the action." The couple were Josephine Foday and Komba Kpakiwa.

Solly the hippo dies after getting stuck in a swimming pool

Solly, the young hippopotamus that stumbled into the swimming pool of a game lodge in South Africa four days ago, has died before he could be rescued.

Razor blades found in Canadian public pool

Regina - Police are investigating after staff found several razor blades in a public swimming pool located in a Canadian city. The blades were found embedded both in the side and at the bottom of the pool.

Ohio landlord faces penalties for 'White Only' sign at pool

Cincinnati - An Ohio Civil Rights Commission administrative judge heard arguments at a hearing in Cincinnati Friday and is considering appropriate penalties against a landlord who posted a "White only" sign on the gate to a swimming pool at a duplex in Cincinnati.

Video: Colorado State student leaps from roof, misses pool

Fort Collins - A sophomore at Colorado State University was captured on cameraphone as he stood on the roof of an apartment complex and leaped from it, aiming at the swimming pool below. He missed and landed with a thud at the edge before rolling into the water.

Giant Burmese python caught in Florida swimming pool

Miami - A 13-foot Burmese python was captured at a residence in Florida after homeowners reported they found the reptile swimming in their backyard pool.

Arizona toddler comes 'back to life' after 'dying' for 40 minutes

Phoenix - In what is a truly miraculous story, a two-year-old from Phoenix, Arizona, “came back to life” after "dying" for 40 minutes.

Woman's body unnoticed in public swimming pool for over 2 days

A woman's body lay unseen by members of the public and without anyone noticing in authority for more than two days in a public swimming pool in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Eight year old dies in council pool

Northallerton - The lifeless body of an eight year old boy was pulled from the water in a North Yorkshire pool yesterday with his mother questioning "where the hell were the life guards."

Boy from US soccer team drowns in Toronto hotel pool

Toronto - Last week a soccer team in the United States came to Toronto to attend a soccer tournament. Last Friday police were called to Crowne Plaza Hotel after two of the boys, 12 and 13, were reported to be struggling to stay afloat in the pool.

French Woman Denied Access To Pool For Wearing A 'Burquini'

A French Woman that converted to Islam was denied access to a public pool for wearing a "Burquini" - a full-length swimsuit designed for modesty.

Philly swim club refuses day care because of 'complexion'

Valley Club in Huntingdon Valley is accused of refusing to allow black children from a day camp to swim. The children allegedly heard members of the club make racial comments about them while they were at the pool.

Things You Can't Do When You Are Not in A Swimming Pool

A Hilarious Video of Things You Can't Do When You are Not in a Pool

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