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2014-04-02 08:33:51

SARASOTA, Fla., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitch Daniels, Indiana's former governor currently serving as the president of Purdue University, joined U.S. Masters Swimming's executive director, Rob Butcher, at the Purdue University pool Monday to help kick off April as, "Adult Learn-to-Swim Month." Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/PH96140-a Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/PH96140-b Mitch Daniels says swimming has become an integral part...

2014-03-13 08:26:46

Reduce the number of adult drownings in your community this summer SARASOTA, Fla., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Swimming Saves Lives Foundation has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of adult drownings, declaring the month of April, "Adult Learn-to-Swim Month." The governors of Florida, Nebraska, Indiana, Washington, and Maine have issued declarations in support, and other states are processing proclamation applications. Photo -...

2014-01-23 08:27:09

21st Century Swimming Lessons, Inc. Hosts Five- and Ten-Day Winter Swimming Classes for Adults Who Fear Water SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A non-profit swim school based in Sarasota, Florida hosts five-and ten-day swimming classes during the winter so that northerners can get a welcome relief from winter and learn a life-changing, potentially life-saving skill at the same time. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/PH51253) 21(st) Century Swimming...

2013-09-27 23:22:26

The University City YMCA partners with Carowinds to provide free swim lessons to a select group of kids. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Carowinds has partnered with the University City branch of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte to provide free swim lessons to a select group of children. During Carowinds’ off season, the kids will be learning how to swim and if they accomplish their water safety goals, they will be part of the first group of riders on the all new Dorsal Fin Drop...

Apes Can Learn To Dive And Swim
2013-08-15 05:56:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first video-based observation of swimming and diving apes has been provided by two researchers from Wits University and the University of Bern. Instead of the expected dog-paddle stroke used by most land mammals, the apes used a kind of breaststroke. The study, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, suggests the swimming strokes peculiar to humans and apes might be the result of an earlier adaptation to an...

2013-08-09 12:21:48

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As summer winds down for school-age children across Los Angeles, the LA84 Foundation is hosting a massive swim meet for hundreds of novice swimmers at its Summer Swim Festival this weekend. On Saturday, August 10, over 900 children will congregate at the Expo Center to compete in free style, back stroke, the butterfly and breast stroke and celebrate the culmination of LA84's 2013 Summer Swim Program. Now in its 28th year, the LA84 Summer Swim...

2013-07-19 08:26:19

SARASOTA, Fla., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Dr. Michelle Tichy, professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Northern Iowa and chair of the Holistic Learning Special Interest Group for the American Educational Research Association with her small team of researchers will begin a comparative study of the major Learn-to-Swim (LTS) systems used for adults in the United States in order to identify best practices in teaching adults. By assembling a full list of best...

2013-07-02 08:25:00

Colorful and educational children's book to teach the ABC and Ds of water safety GREENWICH, Conn., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the July 4(th) holiday, Karen and Brian Cohn - co-founders of the premier water safety and advocacy foundation called The ZAC Foundation - today released their first children's book The Polar Bear Who Couldn't, Wouldn't Swim to bring awareness to water safety education. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130702/DC41104) The...

2013-06-18 20:20:48

More than 800 Swimmers Join Misty Hyman at Big Surf Waterpark, Tempe, Arizona, to vie for New Record for the Largest Single Location. OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids, families and Olympic Gold Medalists from coast to coast came together this morning to set a new Guinness World Record(TM) for the Largest Simultaneous Swimming Lesson ever conducted. Team WLSL, which set the first record in 2010, needed more than 24,873 participants from around the globe to set...

2013-06-17 23:17:12

Summer is the perfect time for families and individuals to enjoy an array of outdoor activities, particularly those involving water. The home alarm and safety specialists at AlarmSystemReport.com created a list of water safety tips that can make the summer a more enjoyable experience. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Summer provides the ideal opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities, and for many people these activities center around water–whether it be pools, lakes or even...