Swimming

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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Sneaker Waves, Strong Rip Currents Warning Issued For Bay Area Beaches This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazard Statement for the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend.

02/12/2015

A man is wheeled to an ambulance after being pulled out of the surf at San Francisco Ocean Beach, September 24, 2014. (CBS)

Father, Son Die After Being Pulled From Water At SF Ocean Beach

A father and his adult son died after being pulled from the water at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach on Wednesday.

09/26/2014

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Swimming Pool Permits Plunge In Bay Area Cities Amid Drought Crisis

Pools have been losing their appeal in parts of the Bay Area as the worst drought in decades continue to shape residents’ relationship with water.

09/23/2014

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Man Missing After Swimming Across Drakes Estero In Marin County

Authorities resumed the search this morning for a swimmer who disappeared while crossing the mouth of Drakes Estero in the Point Reyes National Seashore on Monday afternoon.

09/02/2014

A lifeguard had to be rescued from the surf off Ocean Beach Monday. (CBS)

Swimmer Rescued By Fire Crews Near Cliff House; 2nd Rescue In 2 Days

San Francisco fire crews helped rescue a swimmer reported in distress near the Cliff House restaurant Monday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.

09/01/2014

Entrance to Asilomar State Beach in Monterey County. (Ekabhishek/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Officials Warn Swimmers Of High Bacteria Levels At Monterey County Beach

Monterey County health officials have issued an advisory warning people to avoid swimming at a state beach in Pacific Grove because of high levels of bacteria found there.

07/30/2014

An algae bloom has closed Temescal Lake to swimming. (CBS)

Algae Bloom And E. Coli Close Popular East Bay Lakes To Swimmers And Their Dogs

With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.

07/25/2014

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