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CDC Drowning Hazard Recall

Added by Charles Logan on July 2, 2009 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Too much "Poop" in the pool

I am very frustrated!!! For the last several years we have had maybe one fecal accident in our pool. Since summer began this season we have had five (5)! That's right in little over a month we have had 5 accidents. What makes it even worse is that we cannot find where it's coming from. I think I traced yesterday's "catch" to an older gentlemen who I know has been diagnosed Alzheimer's disease. So it's not just children.

My thinking is that my guards have become more alert to the… Continue

Added by Judy Morton on July 1, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

“You’re Either a Lifeguard or You’re Not!”

Ever teach a Lifeguard training class where on the first day when the youth jump in to do the prerequisite distance swim they look like a cat that fell in the water? I never cease to be amazed by the people that sign up for a Lifeguard class. Amazed that some are such mature and smart youth that are interested in a job that serves community and works around the water, and amazed that some think they want to do a job that they have absolutely no real knack for.

It has been suggest by… Continue

Added by Jim Wheeler on June 29, 2009 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

Worse Before it Gets Better?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I had a surprising conversation with Scott Hester from Counsilman-Hunsaker yesterday that everyone needs to hear. According to Scott, despite signs that the overall economy is turning around, the aquatics industry is only beginning to feel the effects of the slump. While things have slowed down for his firm, many projects are still moving forward,… Continue

Added by Gary Thill on June 25, 2009 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Summer Swim Tips for Home

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Swim Tips for Home

We work hard with the young swimmers AND THEIR PARENTS all year long at our swim school. Often at this time of year, we see the kids coming back into the pool with some bad habits. MMMM, we wonder, where did they learn that? SO in an effort to keep those swimming skills up when the weather is warm and to give our parents some hints on what to do at home, we are offering up our Top Ten Tips for Home!

1. Headed for the… Continue

Added by Bob Hubbard on June 17, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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