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Can You Beat this Drowning Simulator?

Many people think that if someone is drowning, it will be extremely obvious. Lots of splashing, screaming for help, and arm waving. But..

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Emergency Action Plans: From Paper to Performance in Aquatics

NOTE: We also have information on Developing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for emergencies other than aquatics.

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Drowning Tragedy at YMCA Pool

A talented swimmer on the Dartmouth College swim team was exercising in a Florida YMCA pool while on vacation with his family.  After a..

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Pool Safety: Starting Blocks

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...

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Keeping Pools Safe with Swim Tests

Too often here at West Bend we receive frightening near-drowning claims. These claims can result in serious injury and many times the..

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Life Jackets in Pools?

Once warm weather finally hits, families and children head to pools and lakes to cool down. Swimming is a standard summer activity but..

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Huge Verdict for Family in Drowning Lawsuit

A record-breaking verdict was recently handed down in an Illinois civil lawsuit involving the drowning death of six-year-old Michal..

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