Is Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

In winter or on a rainy day, an indoor pool can be just the way to get moving and to get your heart pumping. However, common chemicals in pool water that can get more concentrated indoors may make it harder on your lungs. “The main concern with indoor pools is the chlorine, which is used … Read More

Should You Really Pee in the Swimming Pool?

Each summer, some swimmers (and not just kids!) face a perplexing problem. That is, what should you do when you need to pee? Our experts weigh in on whether the answer ought to be: a) just go, or b) find yourself a proper restroom. Learn the scientific pros and cons to consider in favor of … Read More

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Keep Your Kids Sun-safe

As the temperatures rise, so does the amount of time kids spend outside. Swimming and outdoor sports are great ways for them to stay fit, but they also mean increased exposure to the sun. Here are some things parents can do to make sure summer is both fun and safe: 1. Keep babies out of … Read More

11-Year-Old Girl Chases Paralympic Dreams (Video)

The Olympics have always been inspiring. Athletes push the limits of the human body, stretching what is possible. Maybe nobody can inspire you like 11-year-old Paralympics hopeful Breanna Sprenger. Born without legs, one arm and many other medical problems, Breanna started aquatic therapy when she was just 3 years old. “I like swimming so much … Read More

Daily Digest: “Smoke-free,” Contaminated Water and Youth Sports

From Cleveland.com: “Smoke Free” Colleges Public colleges in Ohio are asked to go totally smoke-fee. Toby Cosgrove, MD, and chief executive of Cleveland Clinic, comments on the resolution. Dr. Cosgrove, who gained national attention when he announced in 2007 that Cleveland Clinic, which already was smoke-free, would no longer hire anyone who uses tobacco, said … Read More

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