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Hamptons Homes Blur the Line Between Inside and Out

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 3:00am
From $50 million mansions to more modest homes, the focus is on outdoor spaces that blend seamlessly with the living room.

Immersion Therapy at the Pool, for Vets and Civilians

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 1:35pm
At John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a group of veterans and students are in swim class for athletic and emotional reasons.

U.S. Squanders Lead but Edges Martinique in Gold Cup

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:09pm
After a scoreless first half, the Americans took a 2-0 lead, but they came close to wasting it against a team that is not even a member of FIFA.

A Memoir of Speedos, Cocktails and Living Overseas

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 8:08am
Giving up alcohol in the Persian Gulf.

Review: In ‘Swim Team,’ Autism Is No Barrier to Competition

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 3:41pm
Lara Stolman’s documentary follows a Special Olympics team for autistic kids, the Jersey Hammerheads, and the challenges they face.

Why Can’t We All Just Go to the Pool?

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 1:21pm
Let’s reclaim public, integrated swimming as an American summertime ritual.

Elizabeth Beisel Sets an Example in Extending a Swimming Streak

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 8:03pm
Beisel kept pushing to the finish of the 400-meter individual medley and was moved up to second, qualifying for worlds, after a disqualification.

Even With Olympic Roots, Dakota Luther Forges Her Own Path to Worlds

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 5:52pm
Luther is the daughter of the three-time Olympic medalist Whitney Hedgepeth, with a six-time Olympic medalist, Brendan Hansen, as a coach.

The Bond Between Two Teenage Swimming Stars, Decades Apart

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 3:00am
Chris Olmstead, 73, remembers her success as a teenage swimming star when she watches Katie Ledecky, 20, a five-time Olympic champion.

Is Chlorine in Swimming Pools Safe?

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 4:00am
A reader asks: Should I be concerned about chlorine and other people’s body products in pools?