There’s a gross misconception about drowning that’s traveling the communication airwaves, and it’s time Texas Swim Academy did its part to end any and all rumors once and for all. There is evidence-based proof that dry drowning and secondary drowning does not exist. Again, dry drowning, secondary drowning and near drowning do not exist. There, Read More
Summer is upon us, and while the months of May to September bring an endless amount of energy from our children, they also bring the hazards of one of our favorite summertime activities — swimming. Join Texas Swim Academy this May as we take the Pool Safely Pledge to help reduce drownings and entrapments in Read More
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?
This summer, while you enjoy the pool and outdoor fun with your family, it’s important to take a few minutes to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control, but there are steps you can take to minimize your risk.
Top 5 Pool Safety Tips for a Great Swim Season
Pool Safety, Texas Swim Academy, Texas Swim Academy Programs
Pool Safety Advice for Katy and Houston Parents Swimming is one of the most popular warm weather activities. It is cool and refreshing and provides much needed relief from Houston’s warm temperatures – and it’s a great way to get in some fun activity and exercise time! As summer brings on the birthday pool parties, Read More