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Surfing the Hurricane

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:01+00:00 September 1st, 2010|Risk, Water Safety|

As the hurricane approaches the East Coast - many parents will be hit with the question, "Surf's up! Can I go?" It's a tough question to say no to. The boy loves surfing and because you live where you do, waves like he sees in surfing magazines don't exist in his world. That's because so many Eastern beaches have to wait for hurricane force winds to drive in enough swell for truly righteous waves. But before you look into your kid's excited eyes and say something silly like, "O.K., but be careful." consider applying a risk practice professionals often use to make decisions about what is a good idea, and what isn't.

El que se Ahoga no parece Ahogarse

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:01+00:00 August 29th, 2010|Boating Safety, Water Safety|

Translations: – English -  汉语 - tiếng Việt – Italiano -  Français – Português – română – Deutsch – Suomi – Svenska -  Čeština – Русско -Íslenska – Nederlands – Audio Version (Notes: Spanish translation revised by Luis Miguel Pascual, Escuela Segoviana de Socorrismo ESS Technical Manager Traducción al español revisada por Luis Miguel Pascual, Director Técnico de la Escuela Segoviana [...]

Annegare Sembra Non Annegare

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:02+00:00 August 13th, 2010|Water Safety|

Translations: - English -  汉语 - tiếng Việt - Español - Français - Português - română - Deutsch - Suomi - Svenska -  Čeština - Русско -Íslenska - Audio Version Il nuovo marinaio salta dal [...]

Pool Safety Nets: Layer Zero

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:02+00:00 August 7th, 2010|Water Safety|

Pool nets, unlike fences or alarms or locks, remove the water from the equation. Fences can be climbed - and the water is there. Locks work, but if you forget to latch it, or an older child opens the door, the water is there. Alarms make noise but do not prevent water entry in any way. A properly installed pool net makes water entry impossible for small children.

CPSC Releases Pool Safely Videos

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:02+00:00 July 23rd, 2010|Water Safety|

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, as part of there PoolSafely initiative, has just released a series of excellent videos on YouTube.  I'd like to urge all parents to visit poolsafely.gov,  and youtube.com/poolsafely.  Their advice is [...]

Teaching Kids to Swim

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:02+00:00 July 10th, 2010|Learning, NDPA, Water Safety|

In recent years, I've gotten hundreds of requests for information and advice about when children should start swimming lessons. Though I'd like to think I am a pretty smart guy, my experience in water safety [...]