#Swimming

Science & Technology | Tech News

New Service Lets You Rent a Stranger’s Swimming Pool for an Afternoon | Mental Floss

Desperate to take a dip but want to avoid the chaos of the public pool? With Swimply, you can rent an entire backyard swimming pool for $25 to $150 an hour.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Water Safety Tips Every Parent Needs to Know

Before you head out into the water this summer, be sure and read up on the top ways to prevent drowning and injury in the water.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Community Pools for Los Angeles Families

When your backyard splash pool just doesn’t cut it anymore, check out these clean, local, convenient LA Community pools to take a plunge.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Try This 30-Minute Swimming Workout That Burns Big Calories

Looking for a way to burn calories, but hot yoga in the summertime just doesn’t sound appealing? One word: swimming. Swimming looks relaxing, but looks can be deceiving. Many athletes in great shape from other sports are shocked to find out how exhausti

Health & Fitness | Health News

Try This 30-Minute Swimming Workout That Burns Big Calories

Looking for a way to burn calories, but hot yoga in the summertime just doesn’t sound appealing? One word: swimming. Swimming looks relaxing, but looks can be deceiving. Many athletes in great shape from other sports are shocked to find out how exhausti

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

An unspoken barrier to getting more black girls in the pool: the hair factor

Olympian Simone Manuel’s first-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle last week was more than a personal accomplishment: It was a cultural milestone. When she finished the race in 52.7 seconds, an Olympic record, she became the first African American t

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Anthony Ervin, 35, wins 50-meter freestyle gold in stunning fashion

Anthony Ervin won his second gold in the 50-meter freestyle on Friday. Anthony Ervin, the oldest man to swim for the United States at the Olympics in more than a century, earned a gold medal in the Rio Games’ 50-meter freestyle race Friday night. France

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Katie Ledecky sets world record in 800 freestyle, wins fourth gold medal

Katie Ledecky completed her Olympic freestyle tour de force Friday night with another annihilation of the field, and another world record in the 800-meter free. Ledecky, the defending champion in the event that first put her on the international radar, re

Sports | Sports

Here's a young Michael Phelps hoping to 'get faster' in the pool

Back then he was just an exceptionally talented teenager hoping to win a medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Michael Phelps wins yet another Olympic gold medal in 200-meter IM

Michael Phelps bested rival and friend Ryan Lochte one last time Thursday. RIO DE JANEIRO – For the fourth consecutive and final time, Michael Phelps won Olympic gold in the 200-meter individual medley. The two men had dominated the event for 12 years i

Sports | 2016 Olympics

American Ryan Murphy wins 200 backstroke for another gold medal

American dominance in the 200-meter backstroke continued Thursday at the Rio Games, where Ryan Murphy won Team USA’s sixth consecutive gold in the event.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Katie Ledecky continues to crush the Olympics

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Sports | My Sporting News

Why Michael Phelps' latest Olympic masterpiece may have been his most impressive yet

At the end of one of the best nights of the best Olympic career ever, Michael Phelps literally ran off an interview podium in bare feet with a white towel wrapped around his waist, three containers of food in his hands. What had just transpired was the N

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Michael Phelps dusts rival to win 200 butterfly for second gold of Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO – Michael Phelps regained his Olympic 200-meter butterfly title Tuesday night by beating the man who took it away from him four years earlier.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Katie Ledecky shatters 400 freestyle world record, nabs first U.S. swimming gold

United States’ gold medal winner Katie Ledecky celebrates during the medal ceremony after setting a new world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Rio de

Sports | 2016 Olympics

Michael Phelps gets 19th gold medal as U.S. wins 4x100 freestyle relay

Full Coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Yahoo Sports. Get the schedule, medal count and the latest results.

Sports | 2016 Olympics

'Iron Lady' Katinka Hosszu shatters world record in 400 IM, American Maya DiRado takes second

The “Iron Lady” now owns some precious metal. Four years after missing the medal podium entirely in a bitterly disappointing London Olympics, Hungarian star Katinka Hosszu opened a redemptive Rio Games by dominating the 400-meter individual medley and

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Outdoor Swimming Holes in Los Angeles

From the Rock Pool in Malibu to Eaton Canyon Falls, Los Angeles has plenty of swimming water-holes to help you beat the heat this summer.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Community Pools for Los Angeles Families

When your backyard splash pool just doesn’t cut it anymore, check out these clean, local, convenient LA Community pools to take a plunge.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Is the Fish Kick the Fastest Swim Stroke Yet?

I tug my black swim cap over my hair, strap on my pink goggles, and keep a focused calm, like Michael Phelps before a race. It’s…

Sports | Mixed Bag

Japanese centenarian notches up world swim record - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: A 100-year-old Japanese woman has become the world's first centenarian to complete a 1,500-metre freestyle swim, 20 years after she took up the sport. Mieko Nagaoka took just under an hour and 16 minutes to finish the race as the sole com

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Public Swimming Pools in Los Angeles

History buff, aspiring athlete, or desert rat? There's a public swimming pool out there that will suit your preferences.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

And Then Here’s an Owl Going for a Swim in Lake Michigan | TIME

Silly owl, your primary mode of transit is supposed to be flying, not swimming! But alas, here you are, doing what is essentially the butterfly stroke in the cold waters of Lake Michigan.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Swim with the Best at Lenny K Swim Academy

LEARN TO SWIM WITH THE BEST You are back in school but, stay in the pool!  Come learn to swim at one of the best and most progressive learn to swim programs in the country!.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The surge in hidden swimming pools

From Yahoo Homes: Now you see it, now you don’t. With the click of a button, you can make your pool disappear.