Get In The Water!

In the late 1970’s, Kim Lineham, an 18-year-old young lady, was putting an enormous amount of work into her swimming career. On August 19, 1979, at the AAU Nationals, Kim broke the world record for the women’s 1500-meter freestyle. How did she achieve this success? Her coach, Paul Bergen, stated that Lineham did endless exercises…

The Great Flood…In My Basement

We had just sat down for a nice family dinner when it began to rain. It was steady, but not too heavy at first. Then it started to pour down faster. I went down into the basement to find my window well half full of water, and little streams trickling through the seems of the…

Chemical Leak

There is nothing like a glass of ice cold, crystal clear water.  It’s one of the most valuable privileges we have in this life.  For the residents in Kanawha County in West Virginia, this privilege was lost.  Yesterday, residents began reporting a foul odor in the air.  Investigators soon discovered that a 48,000-gallon tank of…

Blood Red Water

At Sydney’s Bondi Beach, an eerie scene unfolded.  The water began to turn from its normal color to a horrifying blood red.  Swimmers and spectators became alarmed and fled from the water.  Strangely, the red water came as a result of a sudden increase in red algae.  The algae turned out to be mostly harmless,…

Thirsty and Stranded at Sea

In 2005, Troy Driscoll and Josh Long paddled out from the Sullivans Islands in South Carolina for a fun day of fishing.  They were looking for a good place to fish when they were caught in a riptide and pulled out to sea.  They did what they could to escape but were unsuccessful.  Soon, land…

More Water Problems…

From leaks in our showers, drains, sinks, toilets, a window well, a dishwasher, and just about every other source in our house, we are no strangers to water problems.  But the issue has usually been about containing the water.  As of this morning, however, our townhome complex has been without water for a full day. …