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Massachusetts Beach Cleared After Great White Shark Spotted

Like a scene from the movie ``Jaws,'' swimmers were ordered out of the water at the Duxbury town beach when a large shark was spotted near the shoreline.

Officials said the shark, which was tracked by a state police helicopter, was estimated to be about 15 feet in length

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Riptides Possible in MA and RI

The National Weather Service is warning swimmers about possible riptide currents in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as Tropical Storm Bertha passes within a few hundred miles of southern New England.

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What’s The Ideal Age To Teach Your Children To Swim?

We brought our kids to the YMCA when they were infants to introduce them to swimming! I can still hear my mother scolding me that they were too young to be taught.

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How Can You Survive Dangerous Rip Currents? [VIDEO]

Every year, swimmers drown in treacherous rip currents, because they don't know how to escape them. The real danger with rip currents is not that you are getting pulled away from the shore, but how you react!

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New Bedford Beaches Reopened To Swimmers

New Bedford's South End beaches have all reopened to swimmers.

The beaches were closed over the weekend because of high bacteria levels following Friday's heavy rains. Water quality tests taken Monday have shown bacteria levels do not pose health hazards to swimmers

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Buzzards Bay Coalition Holds Annual Fundraiser In New Bedford Harbor

Twenty one years ago less than two dozen people showed up to the first Swim Buzzards Bay event.

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Cape Cod Shark Flier Sparks Concerns

A new brochure being distributed on Cape Cod warning people about the possibility of sharks has some people wondering if it goes too far and might hurt tourism.

The brochures were distributed by consortium of harbormasters and other officials

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NJ Woman Stranded at Sea 16 hours, Swims to Shore

A college student from southern New Jersey says she was stranded at sea for 16 hours while swimming off Honduras and is now safe.

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Horseneck Beach Swimmers Stung By Portuguese Man ‘O Wars

Swimmers at Horseneck Beach in Westport report being stung by Portugese Man-o-Wars. A dozen people Thursday were hit by the long tentacles of the venomous organisms.

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