11 The Best Swimmer

Updated on: November 2020

The Best Swimmer in 2020


The Swimmer

The Swimmer
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Swimmer, The

Swimmer, The
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

The Swimmer: A Novel

The Swimmer: A Novel
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Swimmer

Swimmer
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Amazon Essentials UPF 50+ Baby Boy's 2-Piece Long-Sleeve Rashguard and Trunk Set, Blue Rugby Stripe, 24M

Amazon Essentials UPF 50+ Baby Boy's 2-Piece Long-Sleeve Rashguard and Trunk Set, Blue Rugby Stripe, 24M
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer

Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • No in-app purchases or third-party advertising, so you and your child are free to discover without interruptions!
  • Open-ended play experience perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Uncover more than 30 fun animations in the OCEAN.
  • Tons of storytelling opportunities for you and your child.
  • Guide Fins on an adventure. Sing, dance and laugh with him and his friends.

Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay

Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
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The Swimmer

The Swimmer
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

The Night Swimmers

The Night Swimmers
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Needlestick

Needlestick
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Mr Swimmer - 游泳先生 - Episode 1

Mr Swimmer - 游泳先生 - Episode 1
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Brain-Eating Amoeba Claims Kansas Resident as Its Fourth Victim

The brain-eating amoeba since the early 1960s has become an unwelcome danger for the swimmers during the hot summer months.

The brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, that infects people with the almost always fatal medical condition, amoebic meningoencephalitis, has claimed its fourth victim of the summer. The latest victim; whose name, sex, and age has not released, was a Kansas resident who expired five days after entering the hospital on August 19. The previous three victims were residents of Virginia, Florida, and Louisiana.

At least two of the four Naegleria fowleri victims had recently been swimming in a lake, one attended a fishing camp, and another was infected after using a neti pot to irrigate his sinuses for allergies.

The Kansas victim had recently been swimming in Winfield Lake, 16-year-old Courtney Nash in a local Florida lake, and 9-year-old Christian Alexander Strickland had recently attended a fishing camp in Virginia. It was determined the pipes in the home of the unnamed Louisiana man contained the brain-eating amoeba, and was infected when he used the tap water to rinse his sinuses.

The brain-eating amoeba thrives in the warm water of ponds, lakes, hot springs, and rivers, where it feeds on bacteria and algae in the sediment that settles at the bottom. When swimmers disturb the sediment exposure to the amoeba increases.

If water containing the amoeba goes up the nose, it then eats its way up from the olfactory nerve to the cranium, where it burrows through the skull to feed off brain and spinal cord tissue. The diagnosis of this infection is amoebic meningoencephalitis, and prognosis for recovery is very poor, with death occurring within 1 to 12 after initial symptoms

The initial symptoms of amoebic meningoencephalitis include headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, hallucinations, and seizures. Fortunately, there are few annual reports of death from Naegleria fowleri, and precautions can be taken to minimize the risks of becoming a victim.

Do's and Don'ts to avoid becoming a Naegleria fowleri casualty

Do wear a nose clip if swimming in a lake or river.

Don't swim in ponds or in warm water when the levels are low.

Don't swim in a dirty swimming pool or hot tub.

Don't swim in a poorly chlorinated swimming pool.

Don't swim in water where there are warm water releases from power plants or factories.

If you use a neti pot to irrigate sinuses, do use distilled or sterilized water, or water boiled before use to prepare rinse solution. And, do be sure to clean and open air dry device after each use.

Do make sure water heaters maintain hot water temperatures of at least 116 degrees Fahrenheit or 47 degrees Celsius.

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