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July 7, 1986 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Unlike many people their age, David Wharton and Peter Boden didn't have the chance to sleep late Friday morning. Holidays such as the Fourth of July are cause for celebration, but they are no reason for missing practice. Wharton and Boden joined about 80 other swimmers at the Nor-Gwyn Swim Club in North Wales for their 6:30-to-9 a.m. daily workout. For Wharton and Boden, though, Friday's practice was not just another exercise. It was a preface to participation in the 1986 world swimming championships in Madrid, Spain, Aug. 17-23.
SPORTS
January 3, 2000 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Even when she was an infant, Meghan Peart showed signs that she would become a swimmer. "Meghan has always loved the water," Peart's mother, Charlyn, said. "She loved to be in the bathtub when she was a couple of months old. When she was 6 months, we took her to family swims at the high school. She loved to splash around in the water. " The playful splashing at the Upper Perkiomen High pool eventually turned into powerful swimming. Peart, a 10th grader at Germantown Academy and a resident of Green Lane, is the nation's No. 1-ranked 15-year-old in the 50-meter freestyle.
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July 16, 2004 | By Ira Porter INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 9-year-old girl who was an accomplished swimmer died yesterday morning while practicing at the Bustleton Swim Club in Northeast Philadelphia, police reported. Cate Mackell of the Huntington Valley area was finishing swim-team practice when she started to get out of the pool in the shallow end before slumping back into the water, according to Tom Pagan, president of the swim club at Northeast Avenue and Lott Street. Pagan said two nurses and a lifeguard tried to resuscitate her. Police said an emergency rescue unit was called at 10:45 a.m. The girl was pronounced dead at Frankford Hospital-Torresdale Campus at 11:30 a.m. Cpl. James Pauley, a police spokesman, said the city's medical examiner would conduct an autopsy.
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November 17, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAO PAULO - Thousands of flesh-eating piranhas have infested a river beach popular with tourists in western Brazil and have bitten at least 15 unwary swimmers, authorities said yesterday. Officials in the city of Caceres in Mato Grosso state said this is the first time they have had a problem with piranhas at the Daveron beach on the Paraguay River, where the aggressive fish began schooling about two weeks ago. "People have got to be very careful. If they're bitten, they've got to get out of the water rapidly and not allow the blood to spread," firefighter Raul Castro de Oliveira told Globo TV's G1 website.
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June 26, 1991 | Inquirer photographs by Gerald S. Williams
No fancy strokes or daredevil dives - just plenty of splashing and bubble- blowing and fun in the pool. That's what the Ambler YMCA's Waterbabies program is all about. For 20 years, parents have been taking their tots to the Y to learn early, from certified instructors, that swimming pools are fun. Everyone into the pool - even Moms and Dads.
SPORTS
February 28, 1997 | By John McBride, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Attention swimmers: Sleep deprivation is finally coming to an end. The high school portion of the swimming season will conclude Sunday with the NJSIAA state championships at Rutgers University. All those mornings of awakening well before sunrise for practice for their U.S. Swimming teams, all the afternoons spent waiting for practice to begin because of staggered times caused by the area's lack of pools, the countless miles in the pool . . . that soon will be no more. Sure, some USS swimmers will begin their taper for Junior Nationals after Monday, so there still is some work to do, but many of the swimmers will wind down - at least a little - after this weekend.
NEWS
December 14, 1987 | By Mark Cohen, Special to The Inquirer
The 1987-88 boys' swimming season should be an exciting and competitive one in Delaware County high schools. A host of talented swimmers will be competing on both the team and individual levels and a number have a chance, at the end of their league seasons, to participate in district and state competitions. In the Catholic League, Cardinal O'Hara may have a tough time improving on last year's record of 10-2, 8-1 in the league. O'Hara has lost eight swimmers to graduation - six of them members of the all-Catholic team.
NEWS
December 29, 1986 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
The Downingtown boys' swim team extended its winning streak to four with a close 89-82 victory last Monday over a tough Conestoga squad. The Whippets (4-1) held an 81-76 lead with one event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, remaining. Coach Steve Curtis said he had a feeling that the meet would come down to the last relay, so he put his two strongest all-round swimmers, Steve and Doug Petrie, on that team. "Usually, I use those two in the medley relay instead of the freestyle relay, but I had a hunch we were going to need them in the free relay at the end," Curtis said.
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September 22, 1986 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
In cross-country, a sport usually dominated by track athletes, two swimmers may lead West Chester Henderson and Unionville to league titles. Defending Ches-Mont League champion Kim Saddic has picked up where she left off last season, leading the Warriors to a 5-0 record. Henderson meets league opponent Owen J. Roberts tomorrow. Saddic has swum on a club team with Karen Laslo, who has led Unionville's cross-country team to a 5-0 record (4-0 league) and first place in the Southern Chester County League.
NEWS
July 21, 1991 | By Mary Anne Janco, Special to The Inquirer
A chemical reaction released a small cloud of chlorine gas at the Knowlton Swim Club in Middletown Township on Wednesday night, sending five children and one woman to area hospitals for treatment, authorities said. A lifeguard accidently put aluminum sulfate into a bucket that contained chlorine residue in a filter room, causing a chlorine gas cloud to drift over a corner of a pool where members of the swim club's 8-year-old class were getting ready for a swim meet. The victims were treated at area hospitals for exposure to chlorine gas, hospital officials said.
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September 17, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
When she was in elementary school, Judy Auritt would vacation with her family at Lake Almonesson in Deptford. Some cousins took their vacations across the lake, "and my mom kept showing up there" though it was a long walk away, a daughter, Anne Klein Farber, said. It took a while, Farber said, for her mother's parents to realize that the child was swimming all the way across the lake. "It was crazy" for someone so young, Farber said. And it was the prelude to years of award-winning competitive swimming.
NEWS
September 3, 2016 | By Melanie Burney, Staff Writer
This has been a tough week for some Jersey Shore lifeguards, and the threat of rip currents and a rough surf could keep them busy through the Labor Day weekend. A heavy beach turnout is expected on this unofficial last weekend of summer, before most students return to school. But a path of tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean could put a damper on some beach plans and pose a risk to bathers, even strong swimmers. "This is a very dangerous situation for anyone to go into the water," Dan Kottlowski, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, said Thursday.
NEWS
September 2, 2016
The body of a man was recovered by police searching Wednesday night for a swimmer reported missing earlier in the Delaware River along Burlington County, authorities said. The swimmer was reported missing just before 5:20 p.m. near Hawk Island in Delanco, a county dispatcher said. A New Jersey State Police marine unit found the body shortly before 7 p.m. Marine units from New Jersey and Philadelphia participated in the search, as did the Coast Guard. No further information on the body was immediately available.
NEWS
August 28, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
VENTNOR, N.J. - Last Saturday, I was someplace I very rarely am early in the morning, or really any time - hanging onto a surfboard out in the ocean, past the Ventnor Pier. I was there only because there were no waves and because there might be dolphins. I stood up on the board for a total of about two minutes, but spent the rest of the time just out there, sitting, on Lake Atlantic, as they say. We had gone out at the Dorset Avenue beach, not a surfing beach, but OK because it was before the lifeguards arrived.
SPORTS
August 26, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
HERE IS THE difference between becoming Olympic heroes and Olympic dimwits. On Tuesday, the gold medal-winning United States women's gymnastics team was in Manhattan for a taping of the The Tonight Show and just happened to swing by the Richard Rodgers Theatre for prime seats to the Broadway hit Hamilton . On the secondary market, tickets to the high-demand show start at $300 to $500 for the cheapest seats, and reportedly average around...
SPORTS
August 24, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE DATE was June 19, 2010. Jim Thome came to the plate in the top of the ninth as a 39-year-old pinch-hitter for his latest team, the Twins, trailing 9-4. The 45,254 in attendance at Citizens Bank Park that afternoon rose to their feet in unison, a long and well-deserved standing ovation for one of the most popular players to ever wear the Phillies uniform, traded away five seasons before as part of the youth movement that would eventually produce five...
NEWS
July 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
A 48-year-old Trenton woman was in critical condition Monday after she was pulled from the Delaware River Sunday, police in Lower Makefield Township, Bucks County, said. Police said she was swimming when a woman on the boat ramp at 1300 River Rd. saw her "in distress, waving her arms, and going under the water. " She jumped into her boat and motored out to the swimmer, and after several tries she was able to pull her into the boat. CPR was performed, and Makefield police and the Yardley Makefield Rescue squad responded.
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
A former star swimmer at Malvern Preparatory School has sued it for alleged negligence, accusing officials and employees at the Main Line boys' school of failing to stop a guidance counselor and swimming coach who harassed him sexually for more than a year. In the suit, filed Thursday in Chester County Court, lawyers for William Beard said the school and a private swimming association on campus did not properly supervise Emily Feeney or prevent her actions, even after the student and his father told employees that she had sent a barrage of unwanted sexual emails and text messages.
NEWS
May 24, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Benjamin P. Fiddler, 21, of Lafayette Hill, a college student, died Tuesday, May 17, after collapsing during a workout at his home. A Philadelphia emergency crew responded. Jeff Moran, spokesman for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office, confirmed that Mr. Fiddler's death is a coroner's case. The cause of death was pending. Known as Ben, Mr. Fiddler was a political science major at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass., where he had just completed his junior year.
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