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Best summer safety measures for swimming and children

By Samuetta Hill Drew Staying cool during sizzling southern days and swimming go hand and hand. It is not uncommon for Southerners to jump into a pool for...

2017 National Senior Games come to close as local athletes excel

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For The Birmingham Times Abraham Manear laughed when people talked about him competing in swimming events at the 2017 National Senior Games....

Simone Manuel’s gold medal is not just for her

By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - When she was 11, Simone Manuel came home and asked her mother a question: Why...

RULING THE POOL: It’s never too late for safe swimming

By Kathryn Sesser-Dorné Special to The Times It's never too early to learn how to swim. At least that's the message James Molette, 26, head lifeguard at...

VIDEO: 911 call: Mom arrested after 3 kids drown in pool

A Texas mother was arrested on Friday after three of her five young children drowned in a community pool. Patricia Allen, 30, of Irving, was...

Waterborne Illness

Protect Yourself From Waterborne Illnesses This Summer (NAPSI)—Don’t let invisible threats lurking in pools, water parks and lakes ruin your summer. Recreational water illnesses (RWIs),...

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