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Legal Disparity in Drownings?

A couple of recent articles (article1 article 2) got me thinking about the disparity in the legal system in the way it deals with drownings. Let me point out that I an not an attorney by any means. I do consider myself a avid researcher of current events in the aquatics industry. I have read through hundreds of drowning articles and I have noticed some disturbing trends in the way the law views these "accidents." Accidental… Continue

Added by Bob Willard on October 19, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

VGB Enforcement-It has begun!!!

A word to those who were trying to dodge the CPSC on VGB compliance-The time is up!! At least it is in Ohio. Last week about half a dozen facilities received the following letter Names have been removed for privacy purposes.


That's right the CPSC is coming to a town near you. From what we can gather they are actively seeking out facilities. In other… Continue

Added by Bob Willard on September 21, 2009 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Stay Motivated!!

Tis the season for vigilance to drop off faster than the speed of sound. That's right it's August. The time of the year where managers and guards alike cash in, kick their feet up and put it on cruise control for the rest of the season.

Don't let this happen.

Becoming complacent can be a dangerous thing at an aquatic facility. Webster's defines being complacent as follows:

Main Entry: com•pla•cen•cy

Function: noun

Inflected Form(s): plural -cies

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Added by Bob Willard on August 7, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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