Swimming in Lake Michigan can be dangerous, even without the rip currents that can develop. In fact, it's the most dangerous of all the Great Lakes.
VALPARAISO | At 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Laura Breen was taking a deserved break from competing in the second annual 24-Hour InSWIMniac Challenge at the Valparaiso Family YMCA.
Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins.
Esther Williams starred in the 1953 MGM film "Dangerous When Wet," featuring actor Fernando Lamas as her love interest while he was romantically linked to actress Lana Turner at the time. In 1969, Lamas became Williams' third husband.
Valparaiso sophomore swimmer Isaiah Parrish has been in the sport since he was 5.
Valparaiso sophomore swimmer Isaiah Parrish transferred from Michigan City with a strength in freestyle events. He's already won both 100 free events he's competed in this season.
Valparaiso sophomore swimmer Isaiah Parrish transferred from Michigan City. He placed fifth in the 500 free and sixth in the 200 free at last season's LaPorte Sectional.
Valparaiso sophomore Isaiah Parrish has been an age-group swimmer since he was 5 years old.
Actress and former national swimming champion Esther Williams is shown poolside at her home in Hollywood in this June 10, 1948 photo. "Big, elaborate pools just aren't necessary for home use," Williams maintained, referring to her "miniature pool" measuring about 20 by 30 feet.
Chesterton swimmer Patrick Curley helped his 400 free relay team capture the state's top time this season. He has a chance to qualify as an individual in the 200 IM and 100 free.
Chesterton swimmer Patrick Curley has a chance to qualify as an individual in the 200 IM and 100 free.
Chesterton junior swimmer Madisyn Coudriet is a state qualifier in the 50 and 100 free.
Chesterton junior swimmer Madisyn Coudriet does a "cannonball" Wednesday in Chesterton's pool. Coudriet is a state qualifier in the 50 and 100 free.
Chesterton junior Madisyn Coudriet swims freestyle at practice Wednesday. She is a state qualifier in the 50 and 100 free. She also plays soccer for the Trojans.
Chesterton junior swimmer Madisyn Coudriet helped the team place fifth in the 200 medley relay and 11th in the 200 free relay at last season's state meet.
Chesterton's Andy Hurst works on his backstroke at practice Wednesday.
Chesterton junior Andy Hurst has a 500 freestyle time of 4:49.14, the 11th-fastest posted performance in the state.
Chesterton junior Andy Hurst is a key performer for the No. 1 state-ranked Trojans.
Chesterton swimmer Andy Hurst, center, has a 500 freestyle time of 4:49.14, the 11th-fastest posted performance in the state.
Chesterton's Andy Hurst swims the backstroke Wednesday during practice. He has had a more active role in the lineup this season, taking part in the varsity relays.
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