Outdoors & Recreation

As the third-oldest in the country, the spring-fed pool at Blue Ridge Swim Club earned historic landmark status earlier this year. Photo: Tom Daly

Splash from the past: Blue Ridge Swim Club celebrates 102 years

Whether you’re a believer of climate change or not, there’s no denying that it gets hot as Hades here during the summer. The Charlottesville/Albemarle area has its share of holes in the ground filled with water where you can get a respite from the sweltering heat and so-thick-you-can-taste-it humidity, but there’s at least one pool […]

Members of Charlottesville Fire Department, Albemarle County Fire &  Rescue and CARS work together in Darden Towe Park to drowning victim Yu Be Chaw. Charlottesville Firefighter Greg Wright searches in the water. 
Photo by Justin Ide

Girl drowns in Rivanna

A 9-year-old girl drowned in the Rivanna River on May 30 after slipping and being pulled underwater by a current. She was playing in a shallow area of the river, which was later measured at approximately 1.48 feet deep by the U.S. Geological Survey, according to the Daily Progress. Charlottesville and Albemarle County authorities initiated […]