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One Of The Best ‘Swimming Holes’ Is In Upstate New York

Swimming holes.  When you hear those two words together,  your first thought is a hidden lake or pond somewhere that probably has a lonely tree beside it with a long branch that reaches so far out over the lake.  That branch probably has many ropes tied to it over the years, for the specific purchase of swinging from the bank and plunging into the cool refreshing water. 

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2016 Hours of Swimming for Beaches Around Central New York

Summer is finally here, which means hotter weather and trips to the beach. Here's a list of beaches in the area and their hours.

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3 MORE Thrilling Places to Go Cliff Jumping in Upstate New York

We gave you a list of popular an exciting places in New York to go cliff jumping, now, here's a few more places you can take a leap. 

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5 Thrilling Places to Go Cliff Jumping in Upstate New York

If you're an adrenaline junkie looking for your next big thrill, we've got 5 places  you can take a leap in Upstate, New York. 

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Another Reason Why You May Have Itchy Skin From The Pool

Don’t you just hate when your eyes get red and sting from all the chlorine in the pool?  Uh oh, here’s a newsflash, it’s not the chlorine that makes y our eyes red and itchy…it’s the pee!  Yikes and gross all at the same time! 

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Is it Safe to Swim in the Mohawk River?

Out of all the possible places to swim here in Utica, the Mohawk River has never really been considered one of the preferred spots to do so. That all may be changing according to a recent study done by the nonprofit group, Riverkeeper. 

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Delta Lake State Park Offering Free Swim Lessons

Looking to have your children learn to swim? Looking for them to learn for free? Delta Lake State Park in Rome is currently offering free swim lessons for the summer of 2015.

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The Effect Of Peeing In The Pool – Ew!

Ever thought about peeing in the pool?  Not even when you were a kid?  Come on, be honest.  Just once maybe?  Pretty sure the water doesn’t turn blue like in the movie ‘Grown ups’. 

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Have You Ever Heard Of “Dry Drowning” Or “Secondary Drowning”?

This is something that I had never heard of until just last year, and as I read more about it, the more astonished I became.  Many people don’t realize that people can drown even after they’re out of the water. It’s a rare phenomenon known as “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning.”

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Before You Dive Into The Neighborhood Pool Beware – The Water May Not Be As Clean As It Looks

CDC researchers analyzed samples taken from pool filters in public pools in Atlanta, Georgia, and 58 percent of them were contaminated with E. coli, a bacteria found in human feces. It's not just feces. Other swimmers are also urinating in the pool. "Chlorine and other disinfectants don't kill germs instantly," said Michele Hlavsa, chief of the CDC's Healthy Swimming Program. "That's why it's important for swimmers to protect themselves by not swallowing the water they swim in and to protect others by keeping feces and germs out of the pool by taking a pre-swim shower and not swimming when ill with diarrhea.

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Mom Goes Overboard Cheering on Daughter at Swim Meet [VIDEO]

This mother cheers really loudly at a school swim meet, perhaps in attempt to get her daughter to hear her words of encouragement from underwater.

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