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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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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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See Ya, Summer: Philly Public Pools Are Closing for the Season

Summer is (officially) sticking around for another month or so, but as far as the city is concerned, our pool days are just about over. […]

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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 […]

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These Are the Best Spots to Go Camping Near Philadelphia

After a long winter, we are SO ready to hit the great outdoors when nice (and warm!) weather finally strikes. Hiking, camping, and sunbathing (with proper […]

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So Long, Summer: Philly Pools Are Already Closing

It feels like just yesterday we told you Philly public pools were open. And now, two months after swimming season kicked off, we’re lamenting its end. […]

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Rejoice: Here’s When Philly Pools Open

Good news for those of us who were up all night sweating during the three-day heat wave that’s finally loosened its clammy grip on the city: Philly public […]

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State Police Are Cracking Down on This Popular Pa. Swimming Hole

#peacerock #explorepennsylvania @littlemissscareall_ A post shared by Acid Rob aka PURE-SEX (@thezombie222) on Aug 1, 2016 at 4:46am PDT Pennsylvania state police say they will […]

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YES: These Public Pools Will Host Free Yoga and Water Workouts All Summer  

You know what’s better than doing outdoor yoga in the summertime? Doing outdoor yoga next to a pool that you can dip your toes in […]


8-Year-Old Girl, 34-Year-Old Man Electrically Shocked While Swimming

An eight-year-old girl from Pennsylvania and a 34-year-old man from New Jersey are in critical condition after being electrically shocked in swimming pools in two separate incidents. The […]


Montco Teen Reece Whitley Wins ‘SportsKid of the Year’ Award

We are still 249 days away from the next Summer Olympics. But we already know which local athlete Philadelphians will be rooting to make it […]

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How I Finally Learned to Jump Into Water Without Holding My Nose (At Age 25)

“I’m nervous. I’m really, really nervous. I don’t think I can do this,” I whimper, backing away from the edge of the pool. Any passerby […]


DEAL ALERT: North Shore Beach Club Offering Half-Off 2016 Memberships

If you’re thinking of getting a membership at North Shore Beach Club next year, it’s time to put your plan-ahead hat on and act. The Northern Liberties […]


The Eternal Lure of Devil’s Pool

IN THE WOODS OF Valley Green, just minutes off Livezey Lane in Northwest Philadelphia, the small, bubbling Cresheim Creek cascades into a basin that swells between […]