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Every year, almost 100,000 swimming-related injuries are treated in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and hospital emergency rooms, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Swimming is the most popular summer pastime for kids, and with a little knowledge, most of these injuries can be prevented.

06/15/2016 - 20:58
KidSports Staff
Swimming is one of the most popular recreational activities in the world. But it is far more than just a sport.

“Sport? Swimming is a way to keep from drowning,” late comedian George Carlin once joked.

08/20/2015 - 13:02
Tony DeFazio
Understanding the sport of competitive diving

Diving is one of the most followed Olympic spectator sports in the world. But for many people, it is just that – a spectator sport.

07/07/2015 - 11:53
Joe Giardina
The season of summer swimming has ended. Caps, goggles and bathing suits are pushed aside for next season and replaced with book bags. But what if you’re not ready to throw in the towel quite yet and forget what swimming has taught you over the summer?

Things learned during those lazy days of summer can be beneficial during the school year. Below is a list of things you can take from summer swimming and apply to your daily life.

06/20/2012 - 12:45
Caitlyn Harrington
Is your child thinking about joining a year-round swimming program? Want to upgrade from being a summer swimmer to a full-time athlete? Below are five ways to improve as a swimmer in and out of the pool.
  1. Eat healthy- In order to have the most energy during practice, a balanced diet is essential for optimal performance.  Eating more protein, adding fruit and grains to...
08/20/2011 - 10:24
Caitlyn Harrington
Owning a pool is a nice perk come the heat of the summer. But it can be an expensive item to maintain. Here are some simple tips that can help pool owners save a buck or two during the summer.

Keep the Main Pool Filter Clean
It couldn't be more simple. Keeping a clean pool filter eliminates many different expensive pool problems.

07/10/2011 - 15:11
PSR Staff
Backyard pools can provide endless hours of fun and refreshment on hot summer days. Unfortunately, the potential for danger goes along with the fun, and it is up to parents to keep that potential undeveloped.

The sale of single residence pools is on the rise, as more than six million Americans own a pool.

07/10/2011 - 15:06
Diane Acerni
It’s summertime – time for long days at the pool. Here are some tips to keep friends and family safe and happy.

Never leave your children in or around the pool alone

06/09/2011 - 10:43
PSR Staff
Here’s the scenario: You’ve just rushed home – grabbed your check book and child – and then proceed to a location where you incur a substantial registration fee, a stack of perplexing forms, fund-raisers and parent’s guidebooks, and other materials intended to “help.”

Kudos! Your child is now a member of your local swim team.

11/20/2010 - 08:51
PSR Staff
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