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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. Flickr/Dan

Why are public pools important in Australia? For our #myfavouritepool series, we’re asking you

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.
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). www.shutterstock.com

How much physical activity should teenagers do, and how can they get enough?

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)

Swimming while Black

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.

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