Swim Lessons Teach Water Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 7,000 people each year drown, and drowning is the leading cause of death and injury of children under the age of 5. It’s reason enough to consider swim lessons for your child. According to the National Safety Council, most drownings happen in backyard pools, and an adult was usually nearby … Continue reading »

Eugene Outdoor Pools Open

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene outdoor pool season opened Monday, and safe to say because of the weather it didn’t have quite the splash it could have. The Amazon Pool opens for recreational swims at 2 p.m. Staff say the summer site usually draws more than 150,000 visitors over the summer. Eugene’s other … Continue reading »

Swimming for a Cause

EUGENE, Ore. — A Portland man will be in Eugene Monday to take on a challenging task. He plans to swim the entire length of the Willamette River. The swim starts at Alton Baker Park and goes to the Columbia River–that’s 184 miles. It’s never been done before. Dean Hall will attempt it to inspire … Continue reading »

Franklin Leads Cal Past OSU in Dual Meet

Cal freshman, Olympian Missy Franklin: Oregon State head coach Larry Liebowitz: Cal head coach Teri McKeever: Oregon State senior Crystal Kibby: Cal junior Melanie Klaren: Courtesy: OSU Sports Information CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sophomore Sammy Harrison recorded a first-place finish in the 500 freestyle Friday afternoon, as the Oregon State swim team fell to California 161-95 … Continue reading »

Olympian Missy Franklin at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you want to see an Olympic gold medalist up close, you’ll get the chance Friday. Swimmer Missy Franklin will be competing at Oregon State University. The 18-year-old won four gold medals in last year’s Olympics while she was still in high school. She’s now a freshman at Cal and will be … Continue reading »

Boy Pulled from Springfield Pool

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Emergency crews responded to the Splash! at Lively Park Pool on Thurston Road for a near drowning. An 8-year-old is recovering at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend Hospital after being pulled from the pool by a lifeguard there, Springfield police said. The information is still limited, but Springfield police say on … Continue reading »

Woman Begins 100-mile Swim to Florida

HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) — This is one of those extreme sports records that lots of people have tried and everyone has failed. The “everest” of marathon swimming: Cuba to Florida with no help and no protection. An Australian woman, Chloe McCardel, is in the water determined to be the first swimmer to make the 100 … Continue reading »

Swimmers Plead to Keep Pool Open

EUGENE, Ore. — With the failure of the city services fee, the City of Eugene is now left to figure out how to fill a $6.3 million gap in just more than a month. The discussion on how began Tuesday night. The Sheldon Pool is one of the many services that city residents could be … Continue reading »

Hot Weather Brings Families Out

COTTAGE GROVE LAKE, Ore. — With temperatures in the mid-80s Sunday, people were out and about at Cottage Grove Lake for some fun in the sun. The lake was filled with boaters, kayakers and swimmers. There were plenty of people tanning on the dock as well. “I like innertubing and hanging out with my family … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Boy Died from Medical Condition

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A boy who was taken to a hospital after he was pulled from a pool later died from a medical condition, Springfield police said. A Douglas County boy was pulled from the water at Splash! at Lively Park Friday afternoon and flown to a Portland hospital for treatment. Willamalane says a lifeguard … Continue reading »

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