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Swimming during weekend heat risky, officials urge caution.

Swimming during weekend heat risky, officials urge caution.

Officials in Washington State are begging residents to use extreme caution if their plans include swimming during this weekend’s heat spike. Despite temperatures that are expected to range about 10-15 degrees higher than typical for this time of year, water temperatures will still be very cold, making hypothermia a real risk. Hypothermia becomes a risk …

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Places to swim in and around State College this summer |  Blog |  Lifestyle

Places to swim in and around State College this summer | Blog | Lifestyle

Summer in State College has certainly begun, and if air conditioning and popsicles aren’t cooling you down, don’t worry — The Daily Collegian has your back with a list of places to swim around town. First up are our very own campus swimming locations. Penn State boasts three aquatic locations on campus: the indoor and …

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Opinion: Forget swimming pools – give me a cold lake any day of the week

Opinion: Forget swimming pools – give me a cold lake any day of the week

An open water swimmer on the return leg while swimming in Lake Ontario.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail Kathleen McDonnell is the author of Growing Old, Going Cold: Notes on Swimming, Aging and Finishing Last, from which this essay is adapted. Back in early 2020, there was a brief period when it looked like the pandemic …

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Austria voted the cleanest place to swim in Europe: Here are 5 wild spots to take a dip

Austria voted the cleanest place to swim in Europe: Here are 5 wild spots to take a dip

If you’re a keen swimmer, forget the beach – head to landlocked Austria this summer. The mountainous country has the cleanest bathing water in Europe, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency. Almost 98 per cent of Austria’s bathing waters – areas where people regularly swim – were given an ‘excellent’ rating. …

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