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
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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
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
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
"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…"
"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…"