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Moving the Needle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Henry Dec 20, 2012. 2 Replies

Mario Vittone spoke at the NDPA symposium about our failure to "Move the needle" and reduce drownings. The following article has surfaced in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting:…Continue

School drowning results in pool closure and swim lessons canceled

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey M Jarvis Dec 8, 2012. 3 Replies

http://www.lifesaving.com/node/2954Where to begin????Closing the pool and cancelling lessons are the opposite of what should be done.…Continue

Water safety on the Great Lakes

Started Oct 12, 2012 0 Replies

 Consider this a “State of the Lakes” statement, or a call to arms. If you’re not familiar with me or the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Program there is a short biography at the end of the document. To…Continue

Bloody Sunday on the Great Lakes

Started Aug 6, 2012 0 Replies

Yesterday there were 6 fatal drownings on the Great Lakes; 3 of them on Lake Michigan. High winds and waves caused deadly rip currents all over the Great Lakes region. There were dozens of rescues…Continue

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Henry replied to bob pratt's discussion Moving the Needle
"A little off-topic, but I entirely disagree with Grossman’s contention (in the link you provide) that more guns and more armed citizens is the answer to preventing gun violence. The US has a ratio of 89 guns for every 100 people – easily…"
Dec 20, 2012
Gary Thill liked bob pratt's discussion Moving the Needle
Dec 18, 2012
Gary Thill replied to bob pratt's discussion Moving the Needle
"Great food for thought, Bob! Look forward to what others have to say on this!"
Dec 18, 2012
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Moving the Needle

Mario Vittone spoke at the NDPA symposium about our failure to "Move the needle" and reduce drownings. The following article has surfaced in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting: http://www.policeone.com/active-shooter/articles/2058168-Lt-Col-Dave-Grossman-to-cops-The-enemy-is-denial/I think that there are several parallels to the drowning problem in the United States. I came…See More
Dec 17, 2012
bob pratt replied to Jim Wheeler's discussion Do Lifeguards Today Have CTD? in the group Total Aquatic Management
"Of course they do!! It reminds me of the old saying "if the only tool you have is a hammer...every problem looks like a nail."All of the pool lifeguards rely almost completely on the rescue tube. Old school lifeguard instructors…"
Dec 17, 2012
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Total Aquatic Management

Total Aquatic Management believes in truth, justice and the aquatic way! Our mission is to make lifeguards "smarter, stronger and faster" so that no one drowns in a lifeguarded pool.
Dec 17, 2012
Jeffrey M Jarvis liked bob pratt's discussion School drowning results in pool closure and swim lessons canceled
Dec 9, 2012
Jeffrey M Jarvis replied to bob pratt's discussion School drowning results in pool closure and swim lessons canceled
"Educating communities and school faculties about safe aquatic envirnments is the best thing we can do."
Dec 8, 2012
Robert E. Ogoreuc replied to bob pratt's discussion School drowning results in pool closure and swim lessons canceled
"The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance has a position paper on Safety in High School Physical Education Aquatic Programs! The paper establishes guidelines and standards for safety in the organization and…"
Nov 28, 2012
Joe Andrews replied to bob pratt's discussion School drowning results in pool closure and swim lessons canceled
"I hate to say this, but these kind of reactions are our fault in many cases. I'm not saying they let the person drown. What I am talking about is the public relations and information that is pushed out about our facilities and programs BEFORE…"
Nov 28, 2012
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School drowning results in pool closure and swim lessons canceled

http://www.lifesaving.com/node/2954Where to begin????Closing the pool and cancelling lessons are the opposite of what should be done. This is such a prime teachable moment. The best way they could honor this poor boy is to make sure everyone understands what happened and why.Make sure everyone in the school can swim, can recognize what drowning looks like and respond with safe rescue techniques. That would virtually ensure that…See More
Nov 27, 2012
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Water safety on the Great Lakes

 Consider this a “State of the Lakes” statement, or a call to arms. If you’re not familiar with me or the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Program there is a short biography at the end of the document. To bring you up to date: There have been 96 fatal drownings so far this year. This is an increase from last year’s total of 87. The total since 2010 is now 257. Like previous years on the Great Lakes, most of these drownings occurred when there was significant wave, current or wind action. Because of this…See More
Oct 12, 2012
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Bloody Sunday on the Great Lakes

Yesterday there were 6 fatal drownings on the Great Lakes; 3 of them on Lake Michigan. High winds and waves caused deadly rip currents all over the Great Lakes region. There were dozens of rescues and at least 6 fatal drownings. This brings the years total to 68 and outpaces last years high of 87. Most of the drownings occur in Lake Michigan and most of those in the Southern end of the Lake. The population density from the Chicago area is one of the biggest factors. The Great Lakes Surf Rescue…See More
Aug 6, 2012
Nick Bacon replied to bob pratt's discussion Another outsourcing problem
"I saw this article on facebook a week or so ago and was floored.  We had a Lifeguard in an arm cast a few years ago, however it wasn't due to a fracture instead it was a growth plate issue.  Before he could return to work he had to…"
Aug 1, 2012
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Jul 31, 2012
Jim Wheeler replied to bob pratt's discussion Fact check help.
"I think Lisa nails it on the head, there needs to be a reliable source for tracking deah by drowning in the US, coroners track deaths and some of these come from people that go to the hospital but don't make it. Statistics from the newspaper…"
Jul 15, 2012

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