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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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Lifeguarding: How Old is Too Old?

A West Bend loss control representative was asked by the aquatics director for one of our customers if we had a policy on the maximum..

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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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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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Swimmer Saves Rival from Drowning

At a high school swim meet in Michigan, Xavier Staubs had just finished the last leg of a relay race. He noticed one of his rivals,..

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Tracking Lifeguard Certifications

If you are a lifeguard supervisor or manager, this probably sounds familiar. You supervise a group of lifeguards; some stay with you all..

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