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Litchfield Avenue in Babylon flooded after a nasty story dumped 13 inches on parts of Long Island on August 13, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Advisory Against Swimming Issued For 66 Suffolk County Beaches

The Suffolk County health department says the advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday because of the potential for bacteria from runoff following heavy rain and flooding.

08/14/2014

Devices like the iSwimband can connect to smartphone apps and make it easier for parents to monitor children while they swim. (Credit: CBS 2)

Potentially Life-Saving App Gives Parents Peace Of Mind During Summer Swimming Season

Swim season is in full swing, but taking your eyes off of your children for even a second can lead to tragedy.

07/16/2014

Beachgoers hit the sand in Belmar, N.J., on May, 25, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Lifeguards Spread A Serious Message As Shore Towns Prepare For The 4th Of July

Major replenishment projects at the Jersey shore have most towns ready for the Fourth of July, and have made Sandy feel like a distant memory.

06/30/2014

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Red Cross: Adults And Kids Can Benefit From Swimming Lessons

If you are planning on spending time in the water over the summer you will definitely want to know how to get out of the water alive.

05/26/2014

Holiday Traveling

How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

Diana Nyad speaks to reporters before her latest attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. (credit: Getty Images)

Diana Nyad’s Historic Swim Inspires Baby Boomers

She swam nonstop for 53 grueling hours, but told her support team that at one point, swimming through the night almost broke her. Almost.

09/03/2013

US swimmer Diana Nyad begins her attempt to swim in a three-day non-stop journey from Havana to Florida at the Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 31, 2013. (credit: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Native, Endurance Swimmer Diana Nyad Finishes Historic Cuba-Florida Swim

With her lips and tongue swollen, U.S. endurance swimmer and New York City native Diana Nyad completed her attempt to become the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage on Monday.

09/02/2013

Emergency Eye Wash Solution

Seen At 11: Waterborne Pathogens Could Put Your Vision At Risk

Swimming is one of the summer’s most enjoyable activities, but something in the water could put your vision at risk.

08/27/2013

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The 5 Best Public Pools In NYC

All told, New York has 34 outdoor pools, 19 outdoor mini-pools, and 12 indoor pools—that’s 65 places to cool off this summer.

08/26/2013

Sunset

5 Activities To Do Before The Leaves Start To Fall

With autumn around the corner many people are desperately clutching to the remaining days of summer. Take some time to indulge in these five summer activities to ease the seasonal transition.

08/12/2013

Lake Ronkonkoma is closed to swimmers due to elevated levels of bacteria, August 6, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Lake Ronkonkoma Back Open After High Bacteria Levels Drop

The blue-green algae bloom carries the same lake bacteria that killed a dog in the Hamptons last year.

08/06/2013

Sharks

Safe To Go Back In The Water? Shark Sighting Sparks Caution Among Swimmers

It’s not the first time that it has happened, but there was a recent shark sighting at Atlantic Beach in Hempstead, and evidence shows that it may be the second sighting inside of a week.

07/29/2013

2013 Triathlon

Athletes Feel The Adrenalin At New York City Triathlon

More than 3,000 athletes took to water and land Sunday morning for the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon.

07/14/2013

NYC Triathlon (credit: CBS 2)

New York City Triathlon To Take Off Sunday

After months of training, Sunday is race day for more than 3,000 people participating in the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon.

07/13/2013

Dr. Angela Beale gets kids swimming at an early age. (Credit: Dr. Angela Beale)

Adelphi Instructor: Get Kids Swimming At An Early Age

An instructor at Adelphi University is working to end drowning tragedies by urging parents to get their children into the water at an early age.

06/22/2013

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