Thursday, August 20, 2009

Open Water Swimmer's Best Friend

Time Magazine had an interesting article on how over 70 Labradors, Newfoundlands and Golden Retrievers have been trained to act as beach lifeguards in a program run by the Italian National Civil Protection Agency. Click here to read how the canines patrol the beaches and lakes in Italy, including Ostia where the 2009 World Swimming Championships were held (see photo by Wolfgang Rattay of Reuters).

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