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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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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?

CBS New York–07/21/2011

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.

07/13/2011

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.

07/07/2011

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.

WFAN–06/18/2011

Sharks

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.

06/02/2011

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.

05/31/2011

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.

05/27/2011

Heckscher State Park (file / credit: DanTD via Wikipedia)

State Budget Cuts Close Swimming Pool, Campgrounds At Heckscher State Park In Islip

The phone has reportedly been ringing off the hook from people looking to use the swimming pool at Heckscher State Park in the town of Islip. But, because of state budget cuts, the pool is closed.

05/25/2011

Jersey Shore (credit: CBS 2)

Igor Causes Dangerous Surf In NY, NJ

The National Weather Service on Monday issued a high surf advisory all along the New Jersey and New York coastlines.

09/20/2010

Jersey Shore (credit: CBS 2)

Rip Currents Continue Along Jersey Shore

Swimming has not been banned at any New Jersey beaches, but yellow flags have been posted at many sites to warn swimmers about the conditions.

09/19/2010

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