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Despite beach’s comeback, city lifeguard shortage sank Greenwood for the summer swim season

Despite beach’s comeback, city lifeguard shortage sank Greenwood for the summer swim season

Evanston officials threw somewhat of a blanket over the first day of summer, announcing last week that Greenwood Street Beach would be closed for the remainder of the 2022 season. To explain the decision, officials cited a lifeguard shortage – not unique to Evanston – and the need to assure adequate staffing at the city’s …

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FINA World Championships Budapest 2022: Swimming results, day eight

FINA World Championships Budapest 2022: Swimming results, day eight

Gregorio Paltrinieric‘s stunning solo 1500m freestyle win stole the show on the last night of swimming finals at the 19th FINA World Championships Budapest 2022† Paltrinieri’s triumph from lane 1 was the second-fastest 1500m in history and one of two Italian victories after the men’s 4x100m medley relay team shocked the USA in the final. …

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Torri Huske, US swimming medals at world championships in Budapest

Torri Huske, US swimming medals at world championships in Budapest

Placeholder while article actions load It was fitting that the final race on the final day of the world swimming championships at Duna Arena in Budapest ended with an American hand reaching the wall first. Minutes later, four more gold medals were hung from the necks of four American women, the victorious 4×100-meter medley relay …

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Swim program cutbacks, lifeguard shortage continue racial disparities in kids’ drowning deaths

Swim program cutbacks, lifeguard shortage continue racial disparities in kids’ drowning deaths

The shutdown of NYC public swim programs due to a lifeguard shortage is threatening to reduce access for families who don’t have access to private lessons — and worsen longstanding disparities in swimming ability and water safety. Patrice Bryson, 41, of Hamilton Heights, had wanted her 13-year-old daughter to learn to swim for a while, …

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Special Olympics gold medalist swimmer Derek Warren waiting for Worlds invite |  High School

Special Olympics gold medalist swimmer Derek Warren waiting for Worlds invite | High School

Gold medals hung around his neck as the extremely tall and slender swimmer looked around the pool deck. No, it wasn’t Michael Phelps. It was Derek Warren, a 6-foot-7 23-year old from Akron. Warren took home three gold medals from the 2022 US Special Olympics in Orlando, Florida, on June 5-9. He competed in the …

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