Added by Laurie Batter on September 23, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Every year in the end of August and September, all those adults who missed another summer of swimming rue the fact that they still haven't done anything about it. They deluge our inbox with orders for books and DVDs. And classes. We're full for the rest of the fall.
Though they can see from our website where our licensed instructors are, some not covered by our list desperately ask anyway: do you have any instructors in my town? In my state? —"No, sorry! We need email…Continue
Added by Melon Dash on September 19, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Media relations, public relations, marketing folks we love to talk about our clients, but when it comes to highlighting ourselves we are often a bit shy. As was I when Spa Retailer magazine asked to write a feature on me. In fact, it's a really nice piece, (blush), and yet I was feeling odd telling you all about it. Yet, all my colleagues insisted you would want to read. So please, here it is, tell me what you…
Added by Laurie Batter on September 14, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Note: this post was edited 3/2012 to place a missing video (the first one below).
If you want to teach your child to tie her shoes, do you say, "Tie your shoes!"
No. She'd be lost. Where to start, she'd be thinking.
If you want to teach people to prevent panic, do you say, "Don't panic!"?
No, but people do. It doesn't work. It's been tried. And how many people have drowned since then?
If you want to prevent most of Laurie Batter's…Continue
Here's the latest horror about the Fall River drowning. Don't let this be the pool you care for, make sure your operators are trained, certified, conscientious and not driven to look the other way.
State pools often stay open after failed tests
Health inspectors’ findings ignored; water quality frequently bad.
State-run pools came under intense scrutiny this summer after Marie Joseph drowned in a Fall…
Added by Laurie Batter on September 11, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. August 31, 2011—While most families will hold fond memories of the fun they had at the pool or beach this summer, at least 1,592 families will remember the summer of 2011 with deep sorrow as the time when their loved one drowned.
“This summer was marred by tragedy for too many…
Added by Laurie Batter on September 2, 2011 at 9:56am — No Comments