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19 Mar

Safety First! 10 Must-Know Pool Safety Tips for Parents and Students

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As warmer weather and swim season approach, here are 10 must-know pool safety tips for parents and students. Whether your child will be spending time at a swimming facility or residential pool, be sure to share these important pool safety rules with your them before swimming season officially begins!   1. Walk, don’t run. The number
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02 Aug

Swimming Pool Safety Procedures During Lightning Storms

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Summer is the most dangerous time of year for deaths and injuries due to lightning strikes. Outdoor swimming pools are especially vulnerable: though pools are typically built to be grounded, direct strikes happen and are a persistent danger. Kids safety is paramount, what do you do when a lightning storm threatens while you are in
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19 May

Why Life Jackets and Arm Bands in the Pool Are a Bad Idea (You Might Be Surprised!)

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For  National Water Safety Month we take a look at an issue that has created a lot of confusion for parents and caregivers: using life jackets and arm bands for children in the pool. With so many people voicing different opinions (and for different reasons), we want to let you know our position on the subject, as
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05 Mar

Teaching Toddlers Water Safety

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Toddlers should learn early about water safety, whether they take swimming classes or not. According to the CDC, children between 1-4 years of age have the highest drowning rates. Drowning is very preventable and toddlers are capable of learning the basics of water safety, including skills they can use to save themselves should they accidentally
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28 Feb

You Can Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of Water

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Many infants and children who are early swimmers are challenged by a fear of the water. This is common and this fear may be innate or it may be sustained by a bad memory involving water: for kids, drowning is a very real fear. Whatever the cause, there are steps that parents and instructors can
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The Winter Pool Safety Check List

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If you have little ones running around your outdoor pool, you may need to take extra steps to ensure that everything is safe for them. The winter months provide additional hazards, as the area around your pool will often be slippery and pools that are still filled will often reach near freezing temperatures. Follow this
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Shallow Water Blackout Suspected to Be Leading Cause of Swimming Related Deaths

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As a swim academy, we put a high priority on drowning prevention through swimming and life-saving skills. But unfortunately, being a strong swimmer is not always enough. Few are aware of the drowning risk from Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), but it typically affects strong swimmers and the physically fit. Because Shallow Water Blackout occurs with no warning, the result is almost always fatal when the victim is in the water. So what is SWB?
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