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An insider’s guide to the North Georgia mountains

Head for the hills! Our editors found some of the best places in the North Georgia mountains to hike, swim, bike, drink wine, and more.
Swimply pool rental Atlanta

The Airbnb of backyard pools is making a splash in Atlanta

Growing startup Swimply has options from Suwanee to Grant Park and Ellenwood for renting private pools by the hour. Their tagline beckons users to “escape locally” in a time of pandemic lockdown.
Swim Across America Atlanta Open Water Swim

Atlanta’s “Super Bowl of Swimming” brings Olympians and cancer advocates to Lake Lanier this weekend

This weekend, swimmers both Olympian and novice will descend upon Lake Lanier for the Swim Across America Atlanta Open Water Swim, which raises money for cancer research at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

At Morningside Elementary, the triathlon team is the next big hit

Aly Nussear, a Morningside physical education teacher, started the triathlon team last year and by spring had 57 kids competing in the swim, bike, run competition.
Learn to swim Atlanta adult swim lessons

Want to learn to swim in Atlanta? Here’s how.

Why you should learn to swim, how long it will take, and where you can take adult swim lessons in Atlanta.

Video of the Day: U.S. Olympic swimmers sing “Carpool Karaoke” in Atlanta

On Monday, U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made headlines when he debuted his new icy blue hairdo, cut and colored by Atlanta stylist Jenn Jones. Today, the men's and women's teams are creating social media hype with a new viral video, shot while both teams were training last month in Atlanta.
Ryan Lochte blue hair

How an Atlanta hairstylist turned Ryan Lochte’s hair ice blue

On Sunday afternoon, Jenn Jones transformed the locks of swimmers Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen into a showstopping icy blue hue at Atlanta's Akasa Salon.
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Winter Pool Party: Bethesda Park Aquatic Center

There’s nothing like a little hydro-therapy to combat the cold-weather doldrums, and guess what: Not all of our public pools close after Labor Day.
Curtis Lovejoy

For Paralympian Curtis Lovejoy, ’86 car accident was “one of the best things that’s ever happened to me.”

Curtis Lovejoy is one of the most accomplished Paralympians in U.S. history. He’s visited with Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth, who, he says, offered him a job after they met at the closing ceremony of the 1995 World Championships.

Don’t drink the water

Now that swimming pools are officially open, the CDC has to come out with a study to ruin the fun. Most public pools have E.coli, which indicates fecal matter in the water, either from people having accidents in the pool or from swimmers not showering well enough before they get in the water. Makes you want to dive right in, doesn't it?

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