Swimming

A porpoise was spotted in the Napa River Thursday. (CBS)

Wayward Porpoise Spotted In Napa River

A wayward porpoise was spotted cruising in the Napa River near a boat dock Thursday morning.

07/02/2015

Lake Temescal, a small reservoir in the Berkeley Hills, in northeastern Oakland, California. (Creative Commons)

Toxic Algae Bloom Closes Popular East Bay Lake To Swimmers, Dogs

Oakland’s Lake Temescal will be closed to swimmers through the Fourth of July weekend because of toxic algae blooms.

07/02/2015

Images of an estimated 15 great white sharks were captured near Aptos on June 25th. (Photo: Giancarlo Thomae Photography)

Gaggle Of Great White Shark Pups Staying Put In Aptos; Beachgoers Unfazed (VIDEO)

Over a dozen great white sharks continue lurking near the shoreline at a Santa Cruz County beach.

07/01/2015

Kids play in the Dry Dock pool in Mahattan's East Village on the first day of the city's outdoor pool season on June 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

CDC: Blame It On The Pee If Your Eyes Are Red After Swimming

Health experts and the swimming pool industry have a message for pool swimmers with irritated eyes who blame it on the chlorine: blame it instead on the urine.

06/26/2015

San Pablo Bay Mare Island Strait (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Naked Woman Swimming In Mare Island Strait Apprehended

Vallejo police officers and Solano County sheriff’s deputies apprehended a naked woman swimming in the Mare Island Strait Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

06/24/2015

A child is loaded onto an ambulance outside the Antioch Water Park, June 18, 2015. (CBS)

40 People, Mostly Children Sickened After Possible Chemical Exposure At Antioch Water Park

About 40 people, mostly children, fell ill Thursday afternoon due to a possible chemical exposure at an East Bay water park.

06/18/2015

Signs have been posted about the shark sightings at a popular Southern California surf spot, but the beach remains open. (CBS)

New Drone Spots Sharks Lurking In Waters Near Popular SoCal Surfing Spot

When lifeguards at a popular Orange County surfing spot decided to use a high-tech drone to keep swimmers safe from shark attacks, they got a chilling eyeful.

06/17/2015

Quarry Lakes Recreational Area in Fremont. (East Bay Park District)

Toxic Algae Bloom Prompts Closure Of Quarry Lakes In Fremont

The Quarry Lakes Regional Recreational Area in Fremont is closed for swimming through at least Wednesday, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

05/25/2015

A crew from ZLC Corporation removes a pool from a Bay Area home. (CBS)

Drought Leading Growing Number Of Bay Area Homeowners To Ditch Backyard Swimming Pools

The built-in backyard swimming pool was once the epitome of suburban luxury. But now because of the drought and other factors, they are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

05/18/2015

Backyard swimming pool. (CBS)

San Jose Bans Filling Hot Tubs, Pools Amid California’s Historic Drought

San Jose is the latest big city in the state to ban filling outdoor swimming pools, and business at hot tub stores in the city has gone cold.

05/11/2015

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