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1:25 am on Monday July 15, 2013

Body of one swimmer recovered, two still missing

The body of a missing 17-year-old teen was recovered off Hunting Island beach on Sunday, and two more men were still missing in an incident being blamed on a rip current.
9:41 am on Monday June 17, 2013

Drowning is a leading cause of death in children; tips to be safe in water

via WMBF News: A leading cause of death in children is drowning, and home swimming pools are the most common place for a child younger than 5-years-old to drown. Approximately 400 children age 14 and younger drown each year in pools and spas, and...
9:24 am on Friday June 7, 2013

Beaufort River Swim returns June 15

The Wardle Family YMCA's 7th Annual Beaufort River Swim will be held Saturday, June 15, beginning at 8 a.m. The three-mile open water swim will begin at the Port Royal Landing Marina and finishing at the boat ramp at the corner of the Downtown...
3:23 am on Wednesday January 2, 2013

Video from the Lowcountry polar bear plunges

Image by YouTube user "livethelifesean"The Charleston area's two annual polar bear plunges returned Tuesday, and we've dug up a couple videos. Over on Sullivan's Island the Dunleavy’s Pub Polar Plunge benefited the South Carolina Special Olympics,...
5:27 am on Monday December 31, 2012

Folly or Sullivan's? Two Lowcountry polar bear plunge options

Image by VisitFolly.com From the 2012 installment of Folly Beach's annual New Year's Day polar bear plunge. Update: Check out the videos. The Charleston area's two annual chances to get a (little) chilly in the ocean's water are returning. You can...
6:46 am on Tuesday June 26, 2012

Shark attack reported off #MYR coast; tips on staying safe (Update on cause)

photo by flickr user niallkennedy Update June 26, 2012:  The likely cause of the rash of shark bites along the Grand Strand coast is determined to be a migrating group of blacktip sharks. An expert quoted in this Sun News article says it was a case...
12:48 am on Friday June 22, 2012

Rising senior at Beaufort High School drowns in Lady's Island pond (Updated)

Flickr user freefoto (Updates at the bottom.) 17-year-old Semaj Johnson was out swimming with three friends on Wednesday, however Johnson tried to turn back to shore but never made it. Multiple reports abound, but the better is the written one at...
5:31 am on Wednesday June 6, 2012

Swimming lessons around the area

Flickr User: blackslimdevil Update 6/6: In our first report below from a few weeks ago we reported on North Myrtle Beach's free swimming lessons being offered this season, but there are some other free or cheap swimming lessons in the area too....
12:52 pm on Tuesday May 29, 2012

Charlestowne Hotels Announces Summer Specials for US Military

Charlestowne Hotels 28 Bridgeside Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 873.972.1400 CharlestowneHotels.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2012     CHARLESTOWNE HOTELS OFFERS SUMMER SPECIALS TO U.S. MILITARY CHARLESTON, SC – In appreciation for their...
10:33 am on Saturday May 26, 2012

Beaufort River Swim pictures and results

Heather Prince Doss The 6th Annual Beaufort River Swim benefits the YMCA's Learn to Swim program. With almost a 20% increase in swimmers, this year's Beaufort River Swim saw 119 people enter the water at Port Royal Marina and complete the 3 mile...