Swimming

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….

Olympic Aquatic Center in West Fargo Prepares for Opening

The pool used for Olympic trials in 2016 was moved from Omaha all the way to West Fargo

FARGO, ND — A swimming pool used in the 2016 Olympic trials is getting ready to open in West Fargo. The Hulbert Aquatic Center, attached to the south end of L.E. Berger Elementary, will be used for open swim and competitions. They were pouring in concrete earlier this year. Now they’re pouring in water. “They transported it up here and…

Are You Putting Yourself at Risk for Severe Eye Infections?

The CDC is warning you not to have risky behavior when it comes to your contacts

  NATIONAL — Contact lens wearers, this story is for you. The CDC is warning you not to have risky behavior when it comes to your contacts. Risky behaviors are listed as sleeping, napping and swimming with your contacts in, but it also lists a couple of things most people don’t want others to know. Some people report reusing solution,…

Thief River Falls Man Drowns Swimming in Gravel Pit Pond

Kuznia is urging swimmers in this week's heat wave to choose monitored beach areas and stay clear of gravel pits, calling the ponds very dangerous

  PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — The sheriff of Pennington County is warning swimmers to stay away from gravel pit ponds after a drowning. Forty-year-old Myron Sunram of Thief River Falls was pulled from one of the ponds and later died. Sheriff Ray Kuznia says the accident happened Wednesday night in a pit near Oak Ridge Lutheran Church west of Thief…