In addition to requiring all lifeguards to be trained and certified, an important part of a safe pool environment is requiring lifeguards..
When thinking about essential lifeguard equipment, a rescue tube, first aid supplies, and whistle may come to mind. But another very..
Summer and warm weather are upon us, and it’s the time of year when patrons flock to their local pools to cool off. Organizations like..
Aquatics safety is an ongoing challenge, with many moving parts, for any organization with a pool. Aquatics directors are always working to..
A family is left searching for answers after a 19-year-old employee drowned at a YMCA in California. The camp counselor was swimming with a..
Many people think that if someone is drowning, it will be extremely obvious. Lots of splashing, screaming for help, and arm waving. But..
NOTE: We also have information on Developing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for emergencies other than aquatics.
A talented swimmer on the Dartmouth College swim team was exercising in a Florida YMCA pool while on vacation with his family. After a..
One of our loss control experts was at a YMCA pool and a swimmer was up on a starting block getting ready to jump into the pool. Suddenly..
Too often here at West Bend we receive frightening near-drowning claims. These claims can result in serious injury and many times the..
Once warm weather finally hits, families and children head to pools and lakes to cool down. Swimming is a standard summer activity but many..
A record-breaking verdict was recently handed down in an Illinois civil lawsuit involving the drowning death of six-year-old Michal Duda. A..
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