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Photos: Swimmer Diana Nyad's long journey to Florida from Cuba

Photos: Swimmer Diana Nyad's long journey to Florida from Cuba

Diana Nyad's 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, a first, took 53 hours. But really, the journey was much longer. Her first attempt at the feat was in 1978 and the successful try this weekend was her fifth attempt.

September 03, 2013 9:28 am Photos

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Photos: Pony swim

Photos: Pony swim

The famed ponies of Chincoteague and Assateague made their annual swim Wednesday, but they had to brave some bad weather of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Thousands of visitors watched as about 130 ponies crossed the channel from Assateague Island to Chincoteague beneath the downpour of a s…

July 24, 2013 5:09 pm Photos

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Esther Williams

Esther Williams

Actress and former national swimming champion Esther Williams is shown poolside at her home in Hollywood, June 10, 1948. Big, elaborate pools just aren't necessary for home use, she maintains. Her miniature measures about 20 by 30 feet. (AP Photo)

June 06, 2013 3:27 pm
Esther Williams

Esther Williams

Esther Williams is shown in Hollywood, July 13, 1943. (AP Photo)

June 06, 2013 3:26 pm
Pima County inspectors work to keep pools clean for summer

Pima County inspectors work to keep pools clean for summer

Behind the scenes, pool inspector Dave Hansen checks the automated pump-room operations of a public pool. The county inspects public pools monthly during swim season, and workers check water quality hourly. Hansen was checking the system on May 24.

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Pima County inspectors work to keep pools clean for summer

Pima County inspectors work to keep pools clean for summer

Pima County inspector Dave Hansen uses a color-coded testing kit to measure pH and chlorine level during a recent pool inspection. Summertime, and its heat, adds a tough variable to keeping pool chemicals in balance and water quality safe.

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Pima County inspectors work to keep pools clean for summer

Pima County inspectors work to keep pools clean for summer

Looking at a swimming pool in your neighborhood or at your gym, you can't tell whether you're seeing clean and refreshing water or a reservoir of icky germs.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Swim for free at Flowing Wells Pool tomorrow

Swim for free at Flowing Wells Pool tomorrow

The grand reopening of the Flowing Wells Pool, 4545 N. La Cholla Blvd., is tomorrow.

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High school swimming: Foothills finishes fifth in second major meet of week

High school swimming: Foothills finishes fifth in second major meet of week

Foothills' Matt Lujan won the 100-yard backstroke, above, and took third in the 200 IM.

October 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
High school swimming: Foothills finishes fifth in second major meet of week

High school swimming: Foothills finishes fifth in second major meet of week

Left to right, Mountain View's Kelly Mull, Clarissa Kubat and Triston Hanna cheer on their teammates at the H.S. Classic.

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High school swimming: Foothills finishes fifth in second major meet of week

High school swimming: Foothills finishes fifth in second major meet of week

The Catalina Foothills boys and girls swim teams knew that they were coming into Saturday's Ford Aquatics High School Classic at less than full strength.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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HIgh school swimming: Borendame navigating ocean of options

HIgh school swimming: Borendame navigating ocean of options

I-Ridge's Sara Borendame says the best part about recruiting trips is getting to know potential teammates.

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HIgh school swimming: Borendame navigating ocean of options

HIgh school swimming: Borendame navigating ocean of options

It didn't take long for Ironwood Ridge swim coach Anne Fitzsimmons to get a read on standout swimmer Sara Borendame.

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Pick of the Preps: I-Ridge facing another tough test - Mt. View

Pick of the Preps: I-Ridge facing another tough test - Mt. View

Catalina Foothills' Jason Alentado won the state 200 individual medley last year and will be one of the top swimmers entered in the 2012 High School Classic on Saturday.

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Pick of the Preps: I-Ridge facing another tough test - Mt. View

Pick of the Preps: I-Ridge facing another tough test - Mt. View

October is here and that means the fall state tournaments are right around the corner.

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Sports shorts: Wildcats sweep Fullerton in Asics Classic volleyball

Madi Kingdon's 15 kills led the way in Malibu, Calif., as the Arizona Wildcats opened the Pepperdine Asics Classic volleyball tournament Friday by sweeping Cal State-Fullerton 25-17, 25-23, 25-22.

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Pick of the Preps: Salpointe-Foothills swim meet highlights big week

Pick of the Preps: Salpointe-Foothills swim meet highlights big week

Senior Jason Alentado and Catalina Foothills will face defending Division II state champion Salpointe on Thursday. He won the state title in the 200-yard individual medley last year.

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Pick of the Preps: Salpointe-Foothills swim meet highlights big week

Pick of the Preps: Salpointe-Foothills swim meet highlights big week

Let the fun begin. Football officially started the fall season back on Aug. 17, but this is the week everyone else joins in.

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