Swimming lessons can save lives. Here's what your child should ideally be able to do in the water at different stages of their development.
Women at Brisbane’s Oasis Swimming Pool, January 1950.
Brisbane City Council
The pool and the beach have become acceptable spaces to bare all, but how did we get here?
If public pools matter to you, tell us why on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #myfavouritepool. This is Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool at Woolloomooloo Bay in Sydney.
Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing a series of stories on why public pools matter - to the economy, to social well-being and to our shared history. But we also want to hear from you.
New research says there is no reliable evidence that shark nets protect swimmers.
Weeks out from summer, new research says there is no evidence shark nets keep us safe from sharks.
Rising water temperature encourage the spread of bacteria in ocean waters.
Recent reports describe people dying from infections caused by flesh-eating bacteria. But that doesn't that mean you can't still enjoy time at the beach frolicking in warm water.
Shayna Jack said she did not knowingly take Ligandrol.
Ligandrol is used to help repair and build mass and is banned for use by professional athletes because it can give a competitive advantage.
Australian swimmer Mack Horton (left) has long criticised his rival, Sun Yang (centre), and called him a ‘drug cheat’ during the 2016 Olympics.
Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA
The protests against Sun Yang at the world championships highlight the problems with the system set up to protect the sport from doping.
Australian swimmer Mack Horton (left) refused to step on the podium after he was beaten by controversial Chinese star Sun Yang.
Why swimmers are protesting against China's Sun Yang at the World Championships.
When a group of white and African American integrationists entered a St. Augustine, Fla. segregated hotel pool in 1964, the hotel manager poured acid into it.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Teenagers should try to include a combination of aerobic activities (swimming or walking), strength training (sit ups or weight training) and flexibility training (yoga or stretching).
All Australians aged 13-17 are encouraged to do 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
United States’ Simone Manuel who won the Olympic gold medal for the U.S. in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, said she hopes for a day when there are more Black swimmers.
(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Summer time and time to cool off in a pool or lake? The statistics reveal that race complicates the issue: in the U.S., Black people drown at five times the rate of white people.
Badeschi on the Spree River in Berlin.
Community proposals for public swimming pools are popping up all over the country. But individuals need to work with governments to ensure these projects actually get off the ground.
‘Under’, Martina Amati.
© Martina Amati
Diving without oxygen tanks requires you to enact some very weird and very strange and not all that well understood physiological feats just to stay alive.
Sustainable swimwear shopping means that you don’t have to worry about the sea soaking in plastic from your bathers while you soak in the sun!
Summer may have come to an official end, but the plastics from your bathers might still be at the beach!
Cold water drowning kills many people every year. But can it also provide curative benefits? We asked an expert.
The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity, exhibition by Aileen Sage Architects (Isabelle Tolandand Amelia Holliday) with Michelle Tabet, commissioned for the Australian Pavilion by the Australian Institute of Architects for the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016.
Swimming pools are much more than holes in the ground - they are often beautifully designed, as a new exhibition at the NGV shows. They also document Australia's history of racism and sexism, and gradual relaxation of social mores.
Swimming in synchrony is a fundamental social behaviour for dolphins and is thought to reinforce their bonds.
A new study of captive dolphins has found that those engaging in synchronised swimming make more optimistic judgements about an unknown event.
Australia’s junior community sport system has been heavily professionalised and commercialised.
The relationship between commercialised sport and junior sport has largely been left to the periphery of Australian sporting analyses.
Handcuffs not recommended: Harry Houdini dives into the Yarra in 1910.
State Library of Victoria/W. G. Alma conjuring collection
Why don’t more of Australia’s urban residents swim in city rivers? History provides a guide to reclaiming these important urban assets as public spaces.
There are 16 contenders for the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award... But who is the best athlete?