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Swimming

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City Life

Philly Is So Desperate for Lifeguards That It’s Recruiting People Who Can’t Swim

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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10 Refreshing Swimming Holes Worth Exploring Near Philadelphia

When temps soar, it’s so satisfying — and much-needed — to take a dip in refreshingly cool water. While Philly has its fair share of […]

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Here’s Where Your Kid Can Learn to Swim in and Around Philly

Ah, the children’s swim lesson. It’s an adorable rite of passage for babies and toddlers and little ones, and also the perfect all-weather activity: The […]

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These Are the Four “Lifelong” Sports Worth Picking Up Right Now

Sports that were once considered a little old-fashioned — like golf and tennis — are having a major moment with athletes of all ages, whether […]

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Find Your Lifelong Sport: Swimming Laps in the Pool

Swimming is the ultimate low-impact sport, keeping you in shape and “improving your circulation and lung strength without stressing the joints like weight-bearing activities,” says […]

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These Are the Best Spots to Go Camping Near Philadelphia

This strange, unpredictable summer has us wanting to spend more time outdoors than ever — which is maybe why everyone and their brother seems to […]

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City Life

Woman Claims Members-Only Pool in Northern Liberties Discriminates Against Black Applicants

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Lawsuit Accuses Members-Only Vesper Swim Club in […]

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We Took a Swim Class at Fitness Alive for December’s BWP Underground Event

Our Be Well Philly Undergrounders were back on their fitness and wellness game this month! In December, we popped up with a best-of swim class […]

Life & Style

This Strapless One-Piece Is 2019’s Answer to the Itsy Bitsy Bikini

If you’re still on the fence as to whether the one-piece can be sexy, it’s time to embrace the new wave. A perfect fit and […]

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Be Well Philly

This New Philly Pool Workout Is How You’ll Want to Exercise All Summer Long

Look, I’m not one of those girls who loves hanging out in her bathing suit. You’ll never find me sunbathing in a public park. I won’t […]

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Center City Is Getting an Indoor Pool With Lap-Swimming Memberships

When I signed up for the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon while I was in college, I was a bit terrified. I’d been an amateur, three- to- […]

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Sweat Diaries: This Nonprofit Director Wakes Up at 4:30 a.m. to Swim

Who I am: Jennifer Thomas Davis, 45, from Haddonfield, New Jersey What I do: I am the executive director and senior vice president of the American Heart Association in […]

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Be Well Philly

Everything a Paralympic Gold Medalist Does (and Eats) in a Week to Stay Fit

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each Sweat Diary, […]

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This New Center City Indoor Pool Will Offer Lap Swimming Memberships

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve thought about signing up for a triathlon, only to get scared off by the reality of  training […]

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Training for Your First Triathlon? Here’s What You Need to Buy.

It is training season, folks. Many of you have already been training for the upcoming Broad Street Run — a nothing-to-scoff-at ten-mile run. But if […]