May 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Have You Seen that the American Academy of Pediatrics UPDATED their Guidelines?

Here is the beginning of the article from Med Page Today. I posted a link at the bottom so you can click it and read the rest of the article:

Pediatric Drowning Prevention Guidelines Updated
By Chris Emery,…

Added by Jim Reiser on May 24, 2010 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Is Your Swim School Participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson?

Tomorrow, Thursday, 5/20/10, is your last chance to register your swim school to participate in The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. What a great way to get your local media involved in promoting swimming lessons as one of the most important ways to prevent drownings. Make no mistake about it, drowning prevention requires layered approach . . . but you know as well as I do, swimmers…


Added by Jim Reiser on May 19, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Did You Hear Colin Cowerd’s Rant about Coach Disrupting Chemistry?

When I have a chance I really like to listen to “The Herd” on ESPN radio. In fact, now that I get it on cable I will record it and even watch it when I’m winding down at the end of a long day. Recently the radio show’s host Colin Cowerd talked about how the Utah Jazz coach made a mistake by disrupting the team’s chemistry in the middle of what was appearing to be a big comeback. Utah was making this comeback with a group of back-ups who were playing really…


Added by Jim Reiser on May 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Death Sentences

What is a life worth? I’ve asked this question in various ways over the years, but it’s always been more of a rhetorical question than something that can be answered. But as the nation stumbles through the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, that is no longer just a question. In Michigan, a life is worth $20,000. In California, it’s worth $50,000.

Those are the savings that cities and governments are making to cut lifeguards in those two states. And in making those… Continue

Added by Gary Thill on May 6, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

My National Drowning Prevention Symposium Review

Now that my 10-hour drive from Pittsburgh, PA is over and my “heads above the water” again, I thought I would share a few highlights from the


First I want to thank the committee who voted for me to receive the NDPA Community Life Saver Award. I am so honored and proud.

Second, I want to rave about Tom…


Added by Jim Reiser on May 5, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments



HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.— April 21, 2010 The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) recognized national and community drowning prevention leaders on April 26, 2010 at the NDPA’s 9th Annual

National Drowning Prevention Symposium at the Sheraton Station Square

in Pittsburgh, PA.

Cecilia Duer will receive the 2010 National…


Added by Jim Reiser on May 3, 2010 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

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