Tom Griffiths's Blog (23)

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

Lifejacket Requirement for Non-Swimmers is needed NOW!

Parental Supervision is spotty at best and I fear it will only get worse in the future with the advent of new gadgets to distract adults. Its time to mandate life-jackets AT ALL AQUATIC FACILITIES for non-swimmers, particularly those under 7 years of age and 48 inches tall. Too many motionless and unconscious children are being found in pools midway between the lifeguard on duty and the "supervising" parent. Just like the auto industry now requires seat belts, car seats and airbags, the… Continue

Added by Tom Griffiths on January 30, 2010 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

What a Weird Summer it Was

What a Weird Summer it Was….



Back here in the East, the summer of 2009 was one of the coldest and wettest on record.

All over the country, way too many drownings occurred, particularly to young children.



Then, after electing our first African-American President and thinking racism must certainly be receding, along comes this country club in suburban Philly

(in my home state), kicking a African-American children’s camp out of their pool. Right out of the… Continue

Added by Tom Griffiths on August 18, 2009 at 2:06pm — 6 Comments

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