For the novice, gyms can be a little scary. They're full of machines, and people watching you, and it can feel like every second you're doing something wrong. And even if you're an experienced gym rat, a new facility or routine can present some social challenges. Luckily, we're here to help.
Back in my lifeguarding days, I started every season with a message to our pool patrons: "We don't swim in your toilet, please don't pee in our pool." Turns out 17% of Americans didn't listen. Gross!
A recent survey by USA Swimming has revealed that 60 percent of black children have not learned how to swim, which is nearly double the amount of white children who haven't. USA Swimming is hoping to lower the rates of minority drownings and encourage African-Americans to swim with Make A Splash, a program which…