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

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

The Dangers of Water Wings (Floaties)

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Every year in Southern California and at most children’s pool parties, there is always an abundance of small kids wearing floaties also referred to as “water wings”. Our staff gets quite worried when seeing floaties on kids which attracts our attention on the deck. Although very popular among parents, floaties … 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

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