May 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Drain Cover Recalls

Isn't this just perfect? A law gets passed before the drain products to comply are even available. Then we all have to spend precious dollars during the worse economic downfall since the great depression to replace perfectly good drains in pools with two main drains. We pay for the drains and the installation and certification, then they get recalled.


How much is this going to cost me to get the old ones out and newer ones in? If I have a faulty drain will I be out of…


Added by Jim Wheeler on May 26, 2011 at 5:03pm — 2 Comments

The Primary Hypothetical

There is one recurring hypothetical bedeviling Aquatics’ relationship with its larger Recreation family. The hypothetic generally goes something like this: If an aquatics specialist (anyone who works exclusively in aquatics) and a recreation specialist (anyone who works in recreation not in aquatics) were to switch posts, who would be more successful in his new digs?


The proposition usually wends a circuitous path of musings, a type of merry-go-round ride Recreation relishes…


Added by Joe Batarse on May 19, 2011 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

Life Jackets Save Lives

Today’s blog is a response to a post on my against the use of Life jackets and Flotation devices.  Here are my thoughts:

First off, Life Jackets save lives. An absolute MUST for non-swimmers in residential pools and lakes, especially if they are not within arm’s reach of an adult.  I think most would agree that a child’s life itself is more precious than any philosophy or an unjustified concern about a child becoming dependent on the device.  I…


Added by Jim Reiser on May 17, 2011 at 2:12pm — 3 Comments

National Drowning Prevention Alliance President Receives National Award

National Drowning Prevention Alliance President Robert Ogoreuc Received the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s G. Harold Martin Award for 2011.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, May 16, 2011— The International Swimming Hall of Fame(ISHOF) conferred the 2011 G.…


Added by Beverly M. Payton on May 16, 2011 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

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