August 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Drowning Detection Technology Gets National Media Attention Focused on Drowning

Aquatic Safety Concepts' WAHOOO® Swim Monitor System was featured on two major national news channels. The reports bring drowning into national headlines, reminding everyone about the risk of drowning and the need for proper supervision.

One report appeared on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (http://goo.gl/2fGDG). It shows compelling video about how quickly a child's body can disappear, even in crystal clear pool water. The ABC program appeared in…

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Added by Dave Cutler on August 27, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Swimming Shapes the Future

In the center of almost every community is something that brings us closer as a people, a crystal blue swimming pool, the heart of the neighborhood.  This place is more than just a fancy amenity to these folks; it’s one of the few places where people can exercise in a way that connects them with their neighbors. Pools create unity, friendships, recreation and a whole lot of fun.  This face-to-face contact with those who live close to us, takes us away from our computers and cellular phones…

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Added by Christopher Sawyer on August 22, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments

Zero-Depth Entry Drills

Get to the victim quickly, utilize the secondary lifeguard to assist in extrication (Photo credit, Emily Plurkowski, East Bay Regional Park District)

Zero-depth entry pools simulate a beach or waterfront where…

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Added by Pete DeQuincy on August 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Role Reversal at Swimming Pools

In many respects, open-water and water park lifeguards are more vigilant than swimming pool lifeguards because they know they are going to get wet helping guests due to waves, currents and high speed rides.  Critical incidents are also more likely to happen at these aquatic facilities because of the sheer number of people as well as the many and varied challenges swimmers and waders face in these moving waters.  Although swimming pool lifeguards may think their jobs are much easier…

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Added by Tom Griffiths on August 16, 2013 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

I am passionate about swimming. Let me tell you why.

Blog by:  Laurie Batter

It's 6am, the sun is just up, and I’m strapping on goggles and preparing for my daily lap swim. It’s a passion I have. 

People often remark, “Laurie, you are so disciplined!” I say, “Actually I’m addicted”. Really, it’s my passion: I live to swim and I swim to live- that’s my motto.

 

Ever since I was a baby, I have been in love with…

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Added by Laurie Batter on August 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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