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    UTD is offering students a new way to stay active in the pool. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016)

    There's a new attraction at the University of Texas at Dallas aquatic center.

    A red, 65-pound, 12-foot long polyethylene log.

    "Yes, I definitely think it's strange," said UTD senior Stephanie Duong. "But why not try new things, right?"

    Duong is a lifeguard who's also become someone else.

    "The log roll queen," she added with a chuckle.

    Log rolling is a sport that's often linked to American lumberjacks, but it's quickly gaining momentum on UTD's campus.

    Duong makes it look easy.

    "The most I've been on the log roll is like 30 seconds, " she said. "But it seems like a lot longer, when you're on it. I've only been doing it for maybe like three months now. I just keep getting on it, falling off and getting back on again."

    All UTD students are welcome to try it. They sign a waiver and give it a shot.

    But be warned, it's not as easy as it looks.

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