Public Works Officials Warn People of the Dangers of Swimming in Standing Water

many people will swim in the water at NP Park in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — In addition to cleaning up after the storm, many people will frequently start swimming in the flood waters, and they shouldn’t. While they may look cool and refreshing, the water that builds up in places like NP Park may actually be filled with contaminants. Fergus Falls Public Works director Len Taylor says that includes animal waste,…

Fargo Park District Hosts World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

The World Health Organization lists drowning as the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide, and for kids under four its number one.

FARGO, N.D.– With summer kicking off tomorrow, kids may need to learn the rules of the pool before jumping in. The World Health Organization lists drowning as the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide, and for kids under four its number one. That’s why the Fargo Park District says knowing how to swim can be the difference between life…

Kids Learn to Stay Safe in the Pool at Fargo Park District’s Water Safety Day

There is a new swim test policy

FARGO, N.D. — Before jumping straight into the pool this summer, make sure you and your kids are keeping safety top of mind. The Fargo Park District is teaching children to stay safe in the pool at Water Safety Day. There are plenty of things to enjoy at the pool, but don’t dive in too quickly. “Know your strengths and weaknesses,…

Fastest Man on the Planet and Three-Time Gold Medalist Teach Young Swimmers

Both famous athletes say it's a great opportunity to meet young swimmers all over the country to teach them a thing or two

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Young swimmers are learning from the fastest man on the planet, 5–time American record holder and 2016 Rio Gold Medalist, Caeleb Dressel. Up Aquatics hosted the Heidi Hulbert Rowe Swim Clinic with Dressel and another famous name, Josh Davis. He is a three–time Gold Medalist and Master Swim Instructor. Both famous athletes say it’s a great…

Fargo Couple Rescued From Detroit Lake After Wind Swept Their Boat Away

They Went For A Swim Saturday Night Only To Have Their Boat Drift Away

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A Fargo couple had to be rescued while swimming in Detroit Lake after their boat floated away due to the windy conditions. 51-year-old Jay Weist and 50-year-old Tracey Powell decided to leave their boat Saturday night and go for a swim. Authorities were called by someone who spotted their abandoned boat afloat south of the Holiday…

Vigil Being Held July 2nd for Moorhead Girl Who Drowned at Buffalo State Park

The family has set up a Memorial Account with Wells Fargo Bank and GoFundMe called the Grace Elizabeth Bettie Memorial Account

MINNESOTA, Minn. — The family of Grace Bettie will be holding a candlelight vigil near the swimming area at the Buffalo River State Park on Monday. They are inviting the public to honor Grace’s memory at 6 pm, July 2nd. Candles will also be provided for anyone attending by the family. The family has set up a Memorial Account with…

In Wake of Recent Drownings, Lifeguards Tell Parents to Keep an Eye on their Kids

Local lifeguards recommend younger swimmers go in the water with a life jacket

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After two children drowned in the past week, lifeguards across the metro are warning parents to keep a watchful eye over their children when they are near water. Lifeguards at the Hulbert Aquatic Center in West Fargo said that young children should not be left alone near large bodies of water, especially if they have not taken…

Kids Participate in Fargo Parks’ Water Safety Day

They learned important skills while having fun in the water

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Park District hosted Water Safety Day, where kids got to learn some important skills while having fun too. “They feel better when they’re comfortable, and they’re also safer when they’re comfortable,” Isabelle Sinkler, a lifeguard, said. “If you educate them, they’ll know what to do in a situation if they ever have to, try to…

Dozens of Athletes Participate in Winter Indoor Triathlon in Grand Forks

The sixth annual event was hosted by the Altru Family YMCA

GRAND FORKS, ND — Dozens of athletes swam a few laps in the pool, pedaled to the medal on the exercise bike, and ran some laps on a track as part of the Winter Indoor Triathlon. “It started out as kind of a quick, fun event and it’s evolved into an annual event now,” said Patti McEnroe, the Healthy Living Director…

Hulbert Aquatic Center Now Open in West Fargo

the space has a 54-meter pool and a warm water lessons and therapy pool

WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo has finally opened the doors to its new Hulbert Aquatic Center. The center consists of a 54-meter pool and a warm water lessons and therapy pool. Aquatic center staff members say it was important for West Fargo add the center because it will provide more access to swimming and a greater opportunity to be healthy….