June 2011 Blog Posts (4)

The Recall: Really!?!


That’s the name of a popular “Saturday Night Live” skit in which “anchor” Seth Meyers reports the latest news of the day with incredulous skepticism and disgust. The piece plays on the old comedy maxim that things are funny because they’re true. But it turns that truism on its ear by simply using the news itself as the butt of the joke.

Anyone who’s seen the latest Anthony Weiner headlines (Weiner — Really!?! ) can see why it works so well. You just reach…


Added by Gary Thill on June 23, 2011 at 2:46pm — 3 Comments

ALL non-swimmers need Lifejackets, in All Pools, NOW!

We are really missing the boat on lifejackets in the swimming pool industry.

We have transitioned to seat belts, air bags, helmets and many other technological devices to protect our children in a myriad of activities, EXCEPT FOR SWIMMING. I have met too many conscientious parents and well trained lifeguards who have totally missed drowning children while they were supervising them. Many swim instructors now require lifejackets for students in classes when the child is waiting their turn… Continue

Added by Tom Griffiths on June 12, 2011 at 8:35am — 5 Comments

Our feedback on Associated Press story "Pools dry up after draining city budgets"

Here's our letter we wrote to Jeffrey Collins of the Associated Press in response to his pre-Memorial Day story which you can read at this link.  Tell us what you think!



June 9, 2011

Jeffrey Collins

Associated Press

Delivered via Email to: jscollins@ap.org

Dear Jeffrey,

We read your Memorial Day pool story with interest, and wanted to take a few minutes to share some reflections. Your… Continue

Added by Laurie Batter on June 9, 2011 at 3:38pm — 2 Comments

Some Students Think Incorrect Teaching Is Correct: See NYT Article, "First Stokes Toward Becoming Aquaman"

A wonderful example of traditional adult swimming instruction was published May 26, 2011 in the New York Times. It's a 10-day diary of sorts of a man who's afraid in water, has been all his life, and who decides to give lessons a whirl again at a local swim school.


First Strokes to Becoming Aquaman


Have you…


Added by Melon Dash on June 7, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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