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  • Easing the Trauma 

    Chronic effects of traumatic brain injury are getting the attention and research necessary to better identify, prevent and rehabilitate these injuries.

  • U.S. Swimming Participation Down, UK Up

    The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association recently released its Single Sport Participation Studies and found that swimming, for competition or fitness decreased 8.5 percent last year

  • Racial Divide Persists in Swimming

    In a recent report,USA Swimming stressed that 70 percent of African-American children and 58 percent of Hispanic children have little or no ability to swim, despite many recent advocacy efforts to increase awareness of its importance.

  • Inspection Report Reveals ‘Troubling’ Findings

    A recent report widely published in the national media revealed that approximately one out of eight public pool inspections conducted in 2008 resulted in immediate closure due to serious code violations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Pr

  • AAP Reverses Position on Toddler Swim Lessons

    In a move many aquatics professionals have long awaited, the American Academy of Pediatrics has reversed its position against swim lessons for children under 4 years of age.

  • CDC Researchers: Many Lack Access to Fitness Facilities

    What's behind the U.S. obesity trend? One factor appears to be a general lack of access to parks, safe walking areas, community centers and even aquatics facilities such as yours.

  • New Study Reveals DBP Dangers to Infant Swimmers

    New research published in the European Respiratory Journal suggests children who begin to swim in chlorinated pools before age 2 may be at increased risk for bronchiolitis, a lung infection, as well as asthma and allergies later in life.

  • Two Swim Studies Released

    The National Federation of State High School Associations recently reported that swimming and diving were the fastest-growing high school sports for the 2008-09 academic year. The sports combined grew by 29,967 students for an 11.5 percent increase.

  • New Study Links Chlorine to Asthma, Allergies

    Results from a new study support a growing body of research that suggests a link between chlorinated pools and asthma

  • Studies Point to Swimming Health Benefits

    Recent research by the European Journal of Applied Physiology suggests health benefits from swimming for post-menopausal women.