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Why ask Why????

It’s good to question why we do things the way we do. This holds true for all endeavors including water safety. At the recent AOAP conferences, several excellent presentations were provided that questioned our traditional water safety approaches. First, an ER doctor presented valuable data convincing the audience that getting air into the lungs and oxygen to the brain of a drowning victim was of the utmost importance and should be a priority. Although most if not all training agencies recommend…See More
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Tom Griffiths commented on Tom Griffiths's blog post Time to Identify Non-swimmers
"Way to go Lee!  We need more pools throughout the country organized like yours. If the Ski Industry can mark their trail heads  "beginning,"" intermediate" and "advanced", why can't we do the same with…"
Dec 28, 2013
Lee Bryan commented on Tom Griffiths's blog post Time to Identify Non-swimmers
"I use a combination of your Note and Float Program and colored disposable wrist bands. The pool is divided into three areas. Non-swimmers must wear lifejackets and a red wrist band and can not leave this area. Older swimmers who do not pass a swim…"
Dec 28, 2013
Lee Bryan liked Tom Griffiths's blog post Time to Identify Non-swimmers
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Time to Identify Non-swimmers

One thing that makes lifeguarding so challenging is the fact that many lifeguards cannot determine who is the next Michael Phelps and who is the next victim until it is too late. The first priority at every facility should be to identify all non-swimmers with either highly visible wristbands or necklaces. Once that is accomplished, parents and other patrons should be informed of the non-swimmer designation so they can assist lifeguards keeping these sinkers safe. My wife often reminds me of her…See More
Dec 19, 2013
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Situational Awareness at Aquatic Facilities

The Boston Marathon Bombing, The Asiana Airline Crash, and the young boy flying to Las Vegas without parent or ticket all evoked a new and important phrase, Situational Awareness (SA), or the lack thereof. Several different definitions of SA come from aviation, the military, counter-terrorism agencies and others. Situational Awareness simply means a heightened mindfulness or awareness of your immediate surroundings. During many catastrophic events when innocent victims die, a lack of…See More
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The Case of the Invisible Swimmer

Did you read the enlightening article by attorney Gregory A. Anderson titled the Case of the Invisible Swimmer in the latest issue (10/13) of Aquatics International? If not, you should. Gregory provides an in-depth analysis of a silent death/drowning that ended up in litigation. Many if not most of these cases are in fact “silent drownings” which nobody sees. The educational part of this article is the way Gregory explains the intricacies of the lawsuit. He does a wonderful job of explaining…See More
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Why ask Why????

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 7:03pm 0 Comments

It’s good to question why we do things the way we do. This holds true for all endeavors including water safety. At the recent AOAP conferences, several excellent presentations were provided that questioned our traditional water safety approaches. First, an ER doctor presented valuable data convincing the audience that getting air into the lungs and oxygen to the brain of a drowning victim was of the utmost importance and should be a priority. Although most if not all training agencies…

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Time to Identify Non-swimmers

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 10:52am 2 Comments

One thing that makes lifeguarding so challenging is the fact that many lifeguards cannot determine who is the next Michael Phelps and who is the next victim until it is too late. The first priority at every facility should be to identify all non-swimmers with either highly visible wristbands or necklaces. Once that is accomplished, parents and other patrons should be informed of the non-swimmer designation so they can assist lifeguards keeping these sinkers safe. My wife often reminds me of…

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Situational Awareness at Aquatic Facilities

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 4:10pm 0 Comments

The Boston Marathon Bombing, The Asiana Airline Crash, and the young boy flying to Las Vegas without parent or ticket all evoked a new and important phrase, Situational Awareness (SA), or the lack thereof. Several different definitions of SA come from aviation, the military, counter-terrorism agencies and others. Situational Awareness simply means a heightened mindfulness or awareness of your immediate surroundings. During many catastrophic events when innocent…

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The Case of the Invisible Swimmer

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 5:50pm 0 Comments

Did you read the enlightening article by attorney Gregory A. Anderson titled the Case of the Invisible Swimmer in the latest issue (10/13) of Aquatics International? If not, you should. Gregory provides an in-depth analysis of a silent death/drowning that ended up in litigation. Many if not most of these cases are in fact “silent drownings” which nobody sees. The educational part of this article is the way Gregory explains the intricacies of the lawsuit. He does a wonderful job…

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Time to Ramp up as Summer Wraps up

Posted on September 14, 2013 at 10:36am 0 Comments

I was taught very early in my career that Aquatics is much like Farming; the more you do in the off-season, the more productive your summer will be.  Perhaps that was because my first boss was a real farmer who actually turned his dairy farm into a fresh-water, water park because of all the natural springs located on his property.  After taking a big breath and great sigh of relief that another summer has passed us by, begin to think about next year, NOW.  What can you do now…

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At 1:44pm on December 1, 2010, Jim Reiser said…
Hi Tom,

Listen to my blog when you get a chance. I mention the Note & Float and your website.

thanks!
jim
At 3:52pm on August 16, 2010, Jim Reiser said…
You're welcome Tom!

jim
At 9:49am on August 12, 2010, Jim Reiser said…
Hi Tom,

Just linked your "Note and Float" site up on two blogs. One on my AI Connect blog I posted today and one on my www.SwimProfessor.com blog I posted yesterday.

Jim Reiser
jreiser@swimprofessor.com
At 9:32am on April 21, 2010, glenn pang said…
Hi Tom, It was real great to finally get a chance to meet you personally. Aloha glenn
At 6:39am on September 17, 2009, Robert E. Ogoreuc said…
See you got linkedin in working. Talk soon.

Bob
 
 
 

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