Shallow Water Blackout Suspected to Be Leading Cause of Swimming Related Deaths
Health and Wellness, Pool Safety, Texas Swim Academy
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?
Swimming is great fun in the sun, but drowning presents a real danger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, â€œdrowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children age 1 to 14 years, and the fifth leading cause for people of all ages. Here are a few steps to Read More