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Swimming

The new Belvedere Aquatic Center in East LA will serve kids of all ages (and some seniors, too.) (credit: CBS)

New Aquatic Center Makes A Big Splash In East Los Angeles

“Yeah,” exclaimed one very happy kid, “I love it here!”

07/12/2014

Michael Phelps speaks to the media after winning the men's 100m butterfly final during day 1 of the Arena Grand Prix at Charlotte at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 16, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Olympian Phelps’ Comeback Plans Starting To Come Into Focus

Michael Phelps always has a plan. Now, it’s becoming a bit more apparent what he has in mind for his comeback.

05/17/2014

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Drought Conditions Force Closure Of Castaic Lake Swim Beaches

Castaic Lake will not be open for swimming this summer due to low water levels, Los Angeles County officials said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/16/2014

(courtesy LASD – Parks Bureau)

Swimming Banned This Summer At Castaic Lake Due To Low Water Levels

“This year, receding water levels have created conditions that Department of Parks and Recreation officials have deemed unsafe, particularly for patrons who may lack advanced swimming skills.”

05/15/2014

Arena Grand Prix at Mesa

Michael Phelps Falls To Lochte In Comeback Swim Meet In 100M Butterfly In Arizona

Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.

04/24/2014

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 sick.

03/18/2014

Venice resident Sheena Duggal snapped this photo of two apparent leopard sharks swimming near Venice Beach. (Photo credit: Sheena Duggal)

Baby Sharks Spotted Swimming In Venice Beach Canals

It may not exactly be “Jaws”, but as many as four leopard sharks have been seen swimming in the canals along Venice Beach.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2014

Lifegaurds help pull a woman out of the ocean as high wave measuring up to 20 feet pounded the beach at the Wedge on September 1, 2011 in Newport Beach. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Above-Average Swells, Rip Currents Trigger High Surf Advisory Along Beaches

Southern California beaches were busy on Monday as beach-goers were warned to be extra careful due to above-average surf and rip currents.

01/20/2014

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. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (credit: YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)

Record Swimmer Nyad Credits Success Of Cuba-Florida Swim To Protective Mask Developed In Pasadena

Diana Nyad credits the success of her 100-mile record swim, in part, to a mask that she wore that prevented jellyfish from stinging her in the face.

09/03/2013

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Parents Struggle With Sudden Death Of Teen Son Who Collapsed In Harvard-Westlake Pool

An Altadena couple remembered the life and sudden death of their teen son who collapsed in a Harvard-Westlake pool earlier this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/12/2013

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Teenagers Attempting To Become Youngest Team To Swim Catalina Channel

A group of teenagers are attempting to become the youngest swimmers to relay from Catalina Island to Rancho Palos Verdes.

08/12/2013

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

Summer Hiking

Great Summer Workouts To Get You Out Of The Gym And Into The Sunshine

Everyone knows how beneficial it is to get a certain amount of exercise per day but occasionally we need a bit of advice to make the right choice.

06/17/2013

(credit: Gayle Barrientos)

Best Public Beaches In Orange County

When it comes to having fun in the California summer sun, Orange County is the place to be, bringing in all types of beach lovers for the waves, the views and the relaxation. Here are five of the best public beaches in OC.

CBS Los Angeles–06/15/2013

Ryan Lochte swims in the butterfly portion of the 200m IM during Day Four of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix at the George F. Haines International Swim Center on June 2, 2013 in Santa Clara, California. (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Olympic Gold Medalist Lochte Wins 100-Meter Individual Medley For Fourth Title

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte is getting back up to speed in the pool.

06/02/2013

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