The reaction to an article posted at gCaptain and again here on this site has been just this side of overwhelming. I’d like to thank everyone who reposted – RT’d – shared – and liked “Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning” and for the powerful discussions on the subject of drowning recognition taking place in forums around the web.
I’m drowning myself in a flood of emails, comments, and now bandwidth/Wordpress process issues and I’m working through them all just as fast as I can. For all of you who have sent me questions and requests, I promise I’ll get back to you directly just as soon as I can. You are asking very good questions and bringing up excellent points.
I’ll be posting a video (hopefully this weekend) along with a suggested safety checklist for swimming pools – particularly when children are at play. Thanks again for all the support.
Update: July 26th – 2010 > As near as we can tell – the article on drowning has been viewed by well over two million readers worldwide. It has been translated, repurposed, copied, shared, and re-printed in newspapers and magazines.
More humbling than all of that has been the stories, both heroic and tragic, that have been shared as comments on this blog and others. I’m humbled beyond measure and thankful for your efforts to pass this message along.
Be safe out there,