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2009-04-23 12:56:03

British teen Tom Daley, an Olympics diving hopeful, has been the target of taunts by bullies, two London newspapers reported Thursday. The Daily Telegraph reported Rob Daley, the father of the 14-year-old diver, is considering removing his son from Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth because of constant jibes and childish name-calling and antics of his fellow pupils. A report by the Daily Mail said Tom Daley has been called Speedo boy and that bullies have threatened to break his legs....

2009-04-23 12:56:03

British teen Tom Daley, an olympic diving hopeful, has been the target of taunts by bullies, two London newspapers said Thursday. The Telegraph reported that Rob Daley, the father of the 14-year-old diver, is considering removing his son from Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth because of constant jibes and the childish name-calling and antics of his fellow pupils. A report by the Daily Mail said Tom Daley has been called Speedo boy and that bullies have threatened to break his legs....

2008-09-09 03:00:06

By Christian Trejbal christian.trejbal@roanoke.com 381-1645 The shell of Christiansburg's new aquatic center looms above Franklin Street. Its brick walls, blue roof and gaping window holes carve a striking form against the sky. As construction continues, residents who drive by have to wonder whether the final product will be the promised economic engine and recreation facility or a white elephant. The town has pinned its hopes -- and a lot of money -- on the former. The aquatic center...

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2008-08-04 13:50:00

In neighborhood pools and competitive events, diving injuries add up If it's at the Olympic Games or at the neighborhood pool, diving is one of the fastest growing sports in this country. Every day millions of people do it and every four years during the Olympics, billions of people watch it. So it might surprise you that researchers are just now delving into the dangers of diving boards. Chelsea Davis will tell you that competing at the highest levels of diving takes persistence. Day after...

2008-07-11 12:00:17

By Pete Hayes, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Jul. 11--FLORISSANT -- Members of the Summers-Port dive team take a back seat to no one these days -- including their swimming cousins. The Summers-Port Sharks divers rolled to a 37-26 victory over Wedgwood on Thursday in a Southwestern Illinois Swim Association dual meet. It was part of an easy double-dip. The S-P swimmers also won going away, 477-114. The swim meet ran late into the night. Complete individual swim results were not available at...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

Recent news headlines throughout the country have reported on numerous water accidents resulting in extreme injuries and in some cases death. In addition to thousands of water related injuries that occur each year, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in toddlers and children. As the temperature rises, swimming and water related activities increase, escalating the number of drownings. In summer months, between May and August, drowning deaths among children increase by nearly 90...

2008-01-27 09:00:20

By Laith Agha, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. Jan. 27--It's known as "Mortuary Beach" for a reason. With its pounding surf, riptides and unusually steep beach, the half-mile stretch of Carmel River Beach formally known as Monastery Beach has seen unwary visitors and scuba divers swept away at a rate that earned it the morbid nickname. At least one local diver said the California Department of Parks and Recreation could save lives with improved signs to inform visitors of the...

2007-08-13 12:20:33

By Randy Ludlow, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Aug. 13--CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio -- When John Sanders began diving for bodies in 1965, it was a touch-and-go operation. Up to two dozen divers would line up and grope along the bottom of a murky lake or river, hoping to bump into the corpse. Now, the hunt for drowning victims is high-tech. From a pontoon boat with three side-scan sonars, an underwater robot camera and other gear, Sanders and his team can pinpoint a body before getting wet....

2007-05-30 00:00:13

By John Raby No diving The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the diving ban from cliffs at the following lakes in Southern West Virginia: Beech Fork, Bluestone, Burnsville, East Lynn, R.D. Bailey, Summersville and Sutton. Sarah Bonham and her friends have jumped off 40-foot-high sandstone cliffs into Summersville Lake countless times during camping trips and church youth functions. To many teenagers, its a summertime rite as common as tanning and fishing. As of Friday, its no longer...

2007-05-26 03:00:00

By JOHN RABY CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Sarah Bonham and her friends have jumped off 40-foot-high sandstone cliffs into Summersville Lake countless times during camping trips and church youth functions. To many teenagers, the summertime rite is as common as tanning and fishing. As of Friday, it's no longer allowed. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntington District banned jumping and diving from cliffs at 19 lakes in southern West Virginia and surrounding states. "I think it's disappointing,"...


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