'Do not swim' order lifted for Savannah River

...the unknown substance's origin.The order was initially issued Sunday after an oily substance was found in the water by a swimmer training for this month's Ironman 70.3 Augusta.Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus said Monday that preliminary findings...

'Do not swim' order remains in effect for Savannah River

...appears that whatever that was, was not an ongoing discharge of something."The substance, which was discovered Sunday by a swimmer training for this month's Ironman 70.3 Augusta, was found on the surface near the Georgia side of the river. The city's...

'Do not swim' ban could be lifted Tuesday

...substance forced officials to issue a "do not swim" order.Described as a "globby, oily substance," it was discovered by a swimmer training for the event Sunday, Augusta Fire Department spokeswoman Dee Griffin said. After tracing the substance from the...

Where you live

A kayaker escorts a swimmer on the Savannah River in Augusta Friday morning. The River will be full of swimmers when the IRONMAN 70.3 gets underway in Augusta on Sept. 28.

Strong senior campaign helps Dillon Keeler earn boys swimmer of the year honors

A double threat in the pool, Evans' Dillon Keeler saved his best for last and was named The Augusta Chronicle's Boys Swimmer of the Year.Keeler tied for first in the 1-meter dive at the CSRA Championship while placing second in the 100-yard breaststroke...

The range of responsibility

...wouldn't let a newly licensed teenager get behind the wheel of a top-fuel dragster, just as you wouldn't toss a novice swimmer into the deep end of the pool or hand a 2-year-old a jawbreaker candy.That kind of negligence is an accident waiting...

Social media has helped injured swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen

...time when she still wasn't completely out of danger, her husband placed a cellphone in her hands.The decorated Olympic swimmer had always enjoyed sharing her life and thoughts on social media, so Tom Rouen figured it might do her some good when she...

Swimmer Missy Franklin hasn't lost any passion for her sport

IRVINE, Calif. - Missy Franklin was as successful in the classroom during her first year of college as the four-time Olympic gold medalist is in the pool.

The Aiken-Augusta Swim League is pipeline to college for swimmers

...the best team here," said Jeschke, a senior who is taking online courses. "The coaches and teammates have helped me as a swimmer and in my social life."Lindsay Wallace, a junior at Davidson, just finished her seventh year with the program. Wallace...


...International Olympic Committee.Under that ruling, 16-year-old female judo athlete Mamadama Bangoura and 16-year-old male swimmer Alhoussene Sylla, both from Guinea, will miss the games, along with 16-year-old female Nigerian wrestler Bose Samuel...