Shark Safety Tips
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) _ Cape Cod officials are reminding visitors how to stay safe as great white sharks begin their annual return to the tourist destination. The Cape Cod National Seashore said in an advisory this week that visitors should swim close to shore, where their feet can touch bottom...
Beaches Reopen
The New Bedford Health Department has announced that all of the city's beaches have reopened for swimming on Friday.
Attleboro Drowning
Authorities say a 17-year-old boy swimming in an Attleboro apartment complex's Olympic-size indoor pool while wearing sweatpants has drowned in the deep end.
Shark Scare
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...
Swimmers Beware
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.
Swim Kiddo 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.
Rip Currents
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!
Beaches Reopened
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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