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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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A Guide To Manhattan’s Public Pools

Swimmers know that low-cost and clean don’t always go together when it comes to public pools. So which pools in the city are the best price, and which offer the best hours and amenities for a bit higher price?

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The Hudson River is seen from Westchester County - Jul 13, 2011 (credit: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880)

It’s Day 6 Of The 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim

It’s back in the water today for swimmers who are swimming the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim.


George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

8 Bridges Hudson River Swim Kicks Off Friday Morning

The mighty Hudson River has eight major bridges starting from the mouth in New York harbor up to Catskill in the Hudson Valley.


USA Swimming 10K Open Water National Championship

Erica Rose Wins Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

Erica Rose won the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on Saturday, finishing the 28.5-mile course around Manhattan in 7 hours, 29 minutes, 46 seconds.



Sharks Sighting Cancels Swimming At Cupsogue Beach, Smith Point Reopens

Swimming will be banned until Saturday in the water at Cupsogue Beach County Park on after sharks were spotted just off shore this week, Katie Fehlinger reports. County officials have, however, reopened Smith Point beach to swimmers.


Long Beach, NY - May 31, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Quick-Acting Lifeguards Save Boy’s Life In Long Beach

The city manager says what happened at a private pool may be a first.


Hayward Pool Drain Cover (credit: CPSC)

One Million Pool And In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Recalled; CT Parents Applaud

Eight manufacturers have voluntarily recalled about one million pool and in-ground spa drain covers because of incorrect water flow ratings.