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Despite all the crazy weather, the swim part of the triathlon went off pretty well. The team of the Beach Patrol, Galveston Police Department Marine Division Dive Team, Jamaica Beach Fire Rescue, Ironman crew, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the Kayak Club, collectively got nearly 3,000 athletes …

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The lifeguard at tower 61 was getting a little overwhelmed. She was moving as fast as she could, but the current kept moving swimmers toward the dangerous area by the rocks. She barely had time to move swimmers and get back to her tower before jumping back down. As she climbed up to her towe…

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In last week’s column (“Safety tips for you and yours during spring break,” The Daily News, March 8), I mentioned the danger of hypothermia as a result of swimming in the cold beach water. While most of us know the basics of what hypothermia is, there’s specific information that could be hel…