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Water Sports articles cover everything from surfing and cave diving to kayaking. Learn more about water safety and the different types of equipment needed.

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Swimming Safety

Millions of people swim safely in public, but it's important to know that certain infectious diseases can occur while swimming in public pools, parks, lakes, water fountains and yes, even the ocean.


Why Using the Term 'Dry Drowning' Could Do More Harm Than Good

"Dry drowning" sounds scary, and is all over the news. But is it even a real thing?

Ancient Kite Fishing Technique Makes Its Way Into Modern Waters

Forget worms and chum. The next time you go fishing, go fly a kite.

This Guy Tried to Walk Across the Atlantic Ocean in a Bubble — Again

A quixotic aquatic attempt to traverse the ocean between Florida and Bermuda got the Coast Guard involved, and not for the first time.

The Evolution of Surfboard Design

The surfboard must be one of the simpler sports accessories, right? All you need is a board to stand on and some gnarly waves. But to get to modern surfing, the surfboard had to undergo lots of changes.

5 Tips for Outfitting a Canoe for Fishing

For years, people have been discovering the beauty and simplicity of canoe fishing. What's the best way to outfit your canoe without overdoing it -- or capsizing?

10 Surfing Tips for Beginners

Gun. Fish. Leash. Lineup. Fin. Minimal. Goofy foot. Do you know what these words mean in surfer's dialect? You're about to find out.

How long does barotrauma last?

Do you experience pain in your ears when you fly? Then you've encountered barotrauma. What causes that pain, and will it resolve on its own?

Are foot-powered kayaks the next big thing?

Ditch the oar! Now you can power your personal watercraft with the power of your lower body. This twist on the classic kayak sounds fun, but is it really better than paddling?

How can you teach your kids not to be afraid of the water?

Kids aren't inherently afraid of water -- their experiences and the attitudes around them inform their opinions. And you're the main role model, so you set the example. Make it a good one.

How do I keep my kids safe at the pool?

When summer's finally here, visits to the pool are high on most kids' lists of demands. Whether you're hanging out in the backyard pool or heading over to the local swimming hole, it's important to keep your children safe.