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A Swimming Pool For Spacefarers

The town of Bedfordshire, England wants to build the world’s biggest pool for space training. After a vacation in the south of France, John Vickers had an idea: He could quit his career as a technology consultant and build a pool. “When I presented it to my wife, she said, ‘A pool?’ and I said,…
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Pool shark: beached great white given temporary refuge in Sydney rock pool

Public pool closed to swimmers after injured marine predator transferred for observation by wildlife experts   Shark given refuge in Sydney rock pool – video report A juvenile great white shark was rescued after washing up on a Sydney beach – and given a new temporary home in a nearby public swimming pool. The shark, which…
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8 Incredible Swimming Feats

What are the qualities of a great swimmer? Discipline, toughness, perfect technique, a nutty compulsion to conquer the world’s most inhospitable bodies of water? In this list, we explore eight amazing swimming achievements to keep in mind as you head off to the pool or beach. 8Lord Byron swims the Dardenelles (1810) © Photos.com/Thinkstock Greek…
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Woman stranded in swimming pool gets help from social media

Town Facebook group comes to woman's aid An Epping woman turned to social media for help when she got stuck in a swimming pool last week. Leslie Kahn, 61, is a teacher who spends her summers quilting and swimming. But as she wrapped up a dip in her pool Aug. 11, the ladder broke. She…
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