Some parents may underestimate drowning risks of children, new poll suggests

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  As summer is upon us here in Southern California, a new poll has come out to support a position that we have long subscribed to which is that many parents underestimate their kids swimming ability. This also includes not only the young but pre-teens as well. This underestimation and … Continue reading

Crypto Outbreaks On The Rise Due To Urine In Pools

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We have gotten some bad news just in time for pool season and you are not going to like it one bit! Reports of diarrhea outbreaks linked to cryptosporidiosis parasites in pools and water parks increased at least two-fold in two years, federal health officials reported Thursday. Disgusting huh? What … Continue reading

Spring Breakers & Wildlife Abuse On Social Media!

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Without fail and every year at this time we receive reports of what we can only describe as very stupid spring breakers from all over the nation committing acts of wildlife abuse. These acts of wildlife abuse are being committed in the name of trying to look cool but in … Continue reading

Willow Healing Center Gives New Meaning To Concierge Medicine

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Just as Golden State Lifeguards has raised the bar in the Los Angeles private lifeguarding field, Willow Healing Center based in Woodland Hills located just outside of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley has raised the bar in medical care. Normally we do not blog about others however we … Continue reading

Shallow Water Blackout – What Is It & How To Prevent It!

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Every Summer without fail we hear reports from all over the United States of deaths attributed to Shallow Water Blackout (SWB). This is something that can be experienced by the strongest military swimmers to small children in backyard pools. This type of drowning does not discriminate and is an equal … Continue reading

Are Pool Lifeguards Skilled Enough?

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The following is a story that was published by ABC News last July and clearly illustrates the need for better trained and disciplined lifeguards. It is true that experience combined with maturity does go a long way in the prevention of drownings. It also depends on the level of training … Continue reading