swimming

Long-Distance Swimming
9:43 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Cuba-To-Florida Swimmer's Feat Draws Skepticism

United States endurance swimmer Diana Nyad talks to the media about her record-setting swim from Cuba to Florida, during a press conference in Key West, Fla., September 3, 2013.
AP Photo/J Pat Carter

A Seattle open-water swimmer is questioning whether Diana Nyad really swam to Florida on her own.

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Eurasian milfoil
8:38 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Bellevue Closes Beaches To Fight Invasive Species

Signs (and an unseen lifeguard) deter swimmers at Bellevue's Meydenbauer Beach Park until herbicide sprayed nearby has had 24 hours to settle to the bottom of Lake Washington.
KUOW Photo/John Ryan

The city of Bellevue, Wash., closed two public beaches to swimming Monday as it sprayed herbicide into Lake Washington’s Meydenbauer Bay. It plans to close a third beach on Wednesday.

Bellevue is fighting an invasive weed known as Eurasian watermilfoil.

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