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Beginning swim classes teach skills too advanced for many swim students to be successful; a conference will train teachers in how to teach in order that all can learn to swim SARASOTA, Fla., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer thousands of children and a few adults will enroll in Beginning Swimming lessons across the nation.
Council Designates D.C. 'Capital of Pool Safety' WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With District of Columbia Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in attendance, the Pool Safety Council (PSC) today recognized the public pools in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Memorial Day approaching, swimming pools are on everyone's mind, but safety should always come first.
Nationwide survey finds that one in four know someone who drowned WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately half of adults surveyed on water safety say they've had an experience where they nearly drowned in their lifetime, and one in four know someone who has drowned, according to an American Red Cross survey.
It seems a little silly to report swimming lessons donâ€™t increase the risk of drowning, but thatâ€™s the take home message from a new study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Teaching people to stroke to the side of a pool does not meet the need of the majority of those who do not know how to survive in water SARASOTA, Fla., Feb.
REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The economic meltdown has taken its toll; family budgets are being slashed as belts tighten.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of the 300,000 public pools and spas in the U.S. are required to close on December 19, 2008 according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) if they do not comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (the Act).
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reviewing a weekend lake rescue effort in Alberta that led to a 5-year-old girl drowning under a rescue boat. A 911 call was received around 5:30 p.m.
By JIM WASHINGTON By Jim Washington The Virginian-Pilot They were swimming with their kids or with friends, on vacation or out for a day at the beach.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...
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