An estimated 40% of children leave primary school without being able to swim the length of an Olympic swimming pool.
From depression to muscle soreness: what are the potential benefits of cold water therapy?
The tiny organisms that cause harmful blooms of algae can have a big impact on your trip to the shore. A toxicologist explains what causes these events and how to keep people and pets safe.
Access to swimming in the UK has been hit by COVID and the cost of living crisis and that has consequences for children and young people.
Why some now talk about ‘meaningful’ rather than fair competition in elite sport.
As well as the joy that comes with swimming, there can also be some dirty risks.
Ensuring a swimming site is safe is key to getting people using it. That means giving people timely information about water quality.
Swimming is great for both heart health and strength.
When a loved one is struggling in the water, you might want to rush in to save them. But make sure you stop and think or you could become the one in trouble.
Swimming and surfing in the ocean is fun and invigorating. But sharing the water with animals comes with risks to us and them.
Neanderthals living in Italy swam confidently and In early Egyptian, Greek and Roman images people are shown swimming overarm. But today, only one in four people in low income countries can swim.
With concern mounting over microplastics and the search for sustainable options, the woollen swimsuits of the past could be the swimwear of the future.
Perhaps surprisingly, it’s possible to get swimmer’s ear without a dip in the pool, lake or ocean. Two doctors explain what this painful infection is and how to get rid of it.
Many beaches are short on lifeguards this summer. An expert explains how to keep your loved ones safe in the water.
Lawmakers and governing bodies aren’t actively ensuring or promoting equitable access for women and girls. Instead, they’ve chosen to target trans women.
Rough surf and nearshore currents lead to about 50 drowning fatalities annually in the Great Lakes.
Hard and strong, or bendy and flexible? A cartilaginous skeleton provides advantages in the ocean, but wouldn’t stand up to life on land.
Cold water swimming is increasingly popular, but experts have tips for beginners on how to plunge in.
While it may be possible to teach young infants basic motor skills in water, infants cannot, and should not, be expected to know how to swim or to be able to react appropriately in emergencies.
Non-swimming adults must first get familiar with the different sensations in and underwater.