July 26, 2010

Drukknun er ekki eins og drukknun

Translations: – English –  汉语 – tiếng Việt – Español – Français – Português – română – Deutsch – Svenska – Čeština – Русско – Audio Version Hann stökk alklæddur út í sjóinn, – skipstjórinn, fyrrum björgunarmaðurinn. Hann hafði ekki augun af manneskju, synti að fólkinu sem svamlaði milli fjöru og bátsins sem lá við […]

Making Pools Safer

By MarioJuly 24, 2010 Water Safety

What could possibly go wrong?  That question doesn’t get asked often enough. In June of 2002, it was discovered that the suction drain of a hot tub was strong enough to hold a child underwater. Seven-year-old  Virginia Graeme Baker lost her life because a spa manufacturer did not ask the question: what could go wrong?  […]

CPSC Releases Pool Safely Videos

By MarioJuly 23, 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 absolutely lifesaving.

Avoiding and Escaping Rip Currents

By MarioJuly 11, 2010 Survival, Water Safety

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Teaching Kids to Swim

By MarioJuly 10, 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 has been predominantly on the rescue side. For a time I was an instructor at the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue […]

Speaking of Drowning

By MarioJuly 9, 2010 Water Safety

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 […]

Verdrinking lijkt niet op verdrinking

By MarioJuly 7, 2010 Water Safety

Translations: –English –  汉语 – tiếng Việt – Español – Italiano –  Français – Português – română – Deutsch – Suomi – Svenska –  Čeština – Русско –Íslenska – Audio Version De nieuwe kapitein sprong volledig gekleed van het dek en sprintte door het water. Het was een voormalig badmeester en hield zijn ogen op […]

Spanish Translation of Drowning Article

By MarioJuly 2, 2010 Boating Safety

One of my readers was kind enough to translate “Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning” into Spanish. Thank you, Arturo! http://www.alchilazo.net/2010/07/el-que-se-ahoga-no-parece-ahogarse.html