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Coney Island polar plunge, Jan. 23, 2013 (credit: Coney Island Polar Bear Club)

NYC’s 5 Best Winter Sports

This weekend New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation sponsors its annual Winter Jam, including live entertainment, snowshoeing, and animal tracking demos. But don’t worry if you can’t make it to Central Park – there’s plenty of winter fun to be had in the five boroughs all season long.

01/24/2013

18th Annual ESPY Awards - Arrivals

Olympian Dara Torres Visits The Couch

Dara Torres is many things to many people, but with five Olympic Games and 12 medals, she is an inspiration. She’s an Olympian, an author, a mother, and a role model. She joined CBS2’s The Couch to give her secret on how she keeps going.

CBS 2–10/04/2012

Jonathan Roth's mugshot. (credit: Nassau PD)

Prosecutors: Son ‘Fully Aware’ Raymond Roth Not Missing From Jones Beach

Jonathan Roth pleaded not guilty to insurance fraud, conspiracy and falsely reporting an incident charges on Tuesday.

08/07/2012

(Photo credit FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/GettyImages)

USA’s Ryan Lochte, Locked Out Of Medals In 200 Meter Freestyle

World champion Ryan Lochte of the United States finished fourth and world record holder Paul Biedermann of Germany was fifth.

07/30/2012

(Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Michael Phelps Proves Human After All

LONDON (AP) — The crowd at the Olympic Aquatics Centre arrived late, as if they were trying to stall off the inevitable. Anyone with a prized ticket to the first big showdown of the London […]

07/28/2012

Police at McCarren Park Pool - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 19, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Rash Of Crime Doesn’t Keep People Away From Brooklyn Pool

The McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg was open and crowded on this sweltering Wednesday, even after news of more arrests at the site, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported

07/18/2012

Crews getting ready to resume searching for a missing 17-year-old swimmer in Long Branch, NJ on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Police: Search Over For Missing 17-Year-Old Swimmer In Long Branch

The boy was swimming with his sister and another man Sunday evening after life guards went off-duty when they got caught in a rip current, officials said, and the 17-year-old went under and didn’t resurface.

05/29/2012

Missing Long Branch Swimmer (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Search Suspended For Missing 17-Year-Old Swimmer In Long Branch

The boy was swimming with two friends Sunday evening after life guards went off-duty when they got caught in a rip current, officials said, and the 17-year-old went under and didn’t resurface.

05/28/2012

(credit: CBS 2)

Young Children Learning Life-Saving Swimming Lessons In New Jersey

Children as young as 6 months old learn what to do if they get into trouble in the water. They learn to control their breathing, roll over and float as they cry for help.

09/19/2011

Generic Swimming Pool File Photo (credit: AP Photo)

Police: N.J. Man Drowns In Swimming Pool On L.I.

Police say 35-year-old Marco Rodriguez-Bravo, of Elizabeth, was found by a family member in a pool in the backyard of a home on Carriage Lane in Centereach.

08/21/2011

Woman in Bed (file / credit: clipart.com)

Hot Summer Days Can Mean Sleepless Nights

Hot summer weather is great for so many activities, but presents a problem for one that you need to get through all the rest.

08/17/2011

A "No Swimming" Sign - File / Photo: AP

No Swimming At 14 Nassau County Beaches

The precautionary move came after Tuesday’s heavy storm since water runoff can have a negative impact by elevating bacterial levels and affecting bathing water quality.

08/10/2011

Hudson River (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass/ WCBS 880)

Riverkeeper: Hudson River Often Unsafe For Swimming

While the water looks pristine, Riverkeeper says raw sewage pollutes the Hudson River from Manhattan to Troy, often making it unsafe for swimming.

08/09/2011

Diana Nyad swims from Cuba to Florida (credit: CBS2)

New York Native Diana Nyad Attempting Cuba To Florida Swim

The endurance swimmer stroked through the Florida Straits early Monday, trying to accomplish at 61 years old what she failed to do at 28: swim more than 100 miles from Havana to Key West.

08/08/2011

Hudson River sewage

Pumps Now Working At Harlem Sewage Plant; Beaches Could Open Soon

New York City health officials hope to lift advisories at some area beaches forced to close due to a massive sewage spill in the Hudson River.

07/22/2011

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