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

Pool Safety – Pets Drown Too!

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Last summer we got wind of a tragic story of a pet who drowned at a pool party after being let out from containment. Although this was an isolated incident, this type of situation happens all over the United States and we know that this is being under-reported. The dog … Continue reading

Parents Pay Attention – Bath Time Safety

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Bath time for many kids can be a really fun time especially when surrounded by mountains of bubbles and toys to play with. How many of you reading this remember spending many nights in the bathtub just having a blast playing with the toys and the smell of Mr. Bubbles? … Continue reading

For drowning victims, CPR sooner is better!

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During the last few days we have been monitoring a story that suggests that for lifeguards, administering CPR sooner rather than later especially in the open water setting and on a boat is crucial to positive patient outcomes.  Another key is to ventilate sooner rather than perform CPR only. Fortunately … Continue reading

Dangers of Health Clubs

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Everyday you will find crowded gyms filled with people who workout rather religiously in an effort to maintain their health or to blast their physique and you will also find many people who swim as a means for their cardio workout. This is something that will never go away! The … Continue reading

Southern California Flood Control Channels

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Now that Southern California is getting into the rainy season, hopefully that is, we are presenting this post on the dangers of flood control channels. Every year, reports come in of people or animals falling in or getting swept up in full flood control channels just after a good rain. … Continue reading

Criminal Negligence – The Coming Storm

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We follow many stories regarding drownings but this story occurred in our own backyard of Southern California. This recent story (June & July 2016) really is the one that has set us off and in ways unimaginable which will catapult us into an even more proactive position when it comes … Continue reading

How To Identify Drownings And They Are Not What They Seem!

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Drowning is the second-most common cause of accidental death in children ages 1 to 14 (just behind motor vehicle accidents). In a 2004 study by a national safety group, 90 percent of children who drowned did so while under the care of an adult or a teenager and often these … Continue reading

How to Address Water Safety With Your Kids

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Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children? We are presenting parents, guardians, teachers and even child care workers with this blog that will allow you to talk kids about water safety as summer is just about here which means many will be water … Continue reading

Mermaid Tails – Friend or Foe?

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Water safety is a big concern, especially during the summer months here in Southern California. Hundreds of children in the United States die each year from drowning which is preventable, many of whom would have likely described themselves as strong swimmers. So should mermaid tails that could potentially increase the … Continue reading