Alexa Pritchard
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  • Roseville, CA
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Dry Drowning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Arendas Sep 13, 2012. 6 Replies

Infant Swimming Resource

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Phillips Jun 6, 2011. 11 Replies

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Ron Arendas replied to Alexa Pritchard's discussion Dry Drowning
"This topic is a great illustration as to why we all need to be careful in terms of terms for drowning events. The term "dry drowning" has been used in the past to describe two very different conditions: laryngospasm (which prevents water…"
Sep 13, 2012
Jeffrey M Jarvis replied to Alexa Pritchard's discussion Dry Drowning
"Thank you all for the updated information,  I teach some small Lifeguarding In services for a couple of pools and i just make sure to point out to the guards that this does really happen that one of the most important things you need to do…"
Aug 31, 2012
Nick Bacon replied to Alexa Pritchard's discussion Dry Drowning
"We do not refer to it as "dry drowning" but we do train our Lifeguards to be aware of the possibility of hypoxemia after submersion, and to listen to the lung sounds after every save where the victim reported having inhaled water, is…"
Aug 22, 2012
Mike Espino replied to Alexa Pritchard's discussion Dry Drowning
"No worries! I hope it helps..."
Aug 21, 2012
Alexa Pritchard replied to Alexa Pritchard's discussion Dry Drowning
"Thanks Mike."
Aug 21, 2012
Mike Espino replied to Alexa Pritchard's discussion Dry Drowning
"We do not use the term or educate lifeguards on dry drowning within the new YMCA program. We follow the World Health Organization's policy and practice document: "A New Definition of Drowning: Towards Documentation and Prevention of a…"
Aug 21, 2012
Alexa Pritchard posted a discussion

Dry Drowning

Does anyone train/educate your lifeguard staff about dry drownings? If so, what curriculum do you use? Does anyone educate your customers/clients about dry drownings?See More
Aug 21, 2012
Alexa Pritchard liked Keely Saye's discussion Parks Department Offers Swimming Lessons for Second Graders
Jul 12, 2012
Alexa Pritchard replied to Joe Andrews's discussion Social Media Check-in service at your pool
"We are using a Foursquare check in incentive. If you check into our facility four times you get a free admission. We started this at the first of the year and have had about 15 to 20 people take advantage. We are also looking into using Groupon for…"
Apr 3, 2012
Alexa Pritchard replied to Lisa Phillips's discussion Inflatables
"Yes, they took care of everything. Did take about 6 to 8 weeks to arrive. Yes, the $10,000 covered everything. We purchased the Dual Track Obstacle Cousre."
Jan 23, 2012
Alexa Pritchard replied to Lisa Phillips's discussion Inflatables
"Hi Lisa - We recently purchased an inflatable from Aflex Technology. It is an obstacle course. It cost us approximately $10,000. So far we have been happy with it, but have only had it about 5 months. It is used during our weekend Recreational Swims…"
Jan 17, 2012
Alexa Pritchard replied to Brett Burns's discussion EOP/EAP - Missing Persons Procedure
"We use Code Adam too."
Dec 15, 2011
Alexa Pritchard replied to Ricardo Freitas's discussion Just checking out what is temperature of your pool?!
"At our indoor facility the lap pool is kept at 82 degrees and our warm water pool is kept at 87 degrees. At our outdoor facility our 50 meter competition pool is kept at 81 degrees."
Dec 15, 2011
Alexa Pritchard replied to Kimberly Moore's discussion What is your pool's policy on head lice?
"Here's our policy regarding head lice... HEAD LICE POLICY CITY OF ROSEVILLE AQUATIC FACILITIES   Effective March 7, 2011   Any individuals who have head lice may not use any City of Roseville aquatic facilities until 48 hours after…"
Oct 4, 2011
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November 8, 2011 to November 8, 2012
FREE CONFERENCE ON DEMAND LAUNCHES NOVEMBER 2011After another successful year, the AQUATICS INTERNATIONAL Virtual Conference is back in 2011. The theme for this year is The Aquatics X Factor — Unleash the Power of Water. As facility-threatening budget cuts continue to plague aquatics, this conference will provide pool and waterpark professionals with vital tools, tips and information to defend themselves — and their facilities. And this year’s conference is better than ever with new a Live…See More
Sep 7, 2011
Alexa Pritchard commented on Jim Wheeler's group Total Aquatic Management
"I for one wouldn't expect anything less from you Jim. I love your "broken filter." It usually prompts interesting questions and conversations."
Jun 30, 2011

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