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Drowning Detection

The Need for Drowning Detection Technologies

Guest Column - September 2011

Despite efforts to combat the problem, drowning still occurs at aquatic facilities across the country. New technologies can help add a layer of protection.

Prevent RWIs at Your Pool

Problem Solver - August 2011

On top of this, many facilities have had to deal with issues that arise when chlorine combines with various outside factors, such as skin, urine, sweat and more, to create chloramines. Chloramines have been connected with asthma among competitive swimmers. In addition, the use of dangerous chemicals and constant inhalation of air tainted with chloramines is a health risk for employees.

Improve Drowning Prevention at Your Pool

Problem Solver - August 2011

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine people drown every day in the United States. For every person who drowns, four times as many people nearly drown. While these incidents don't all take place in swimming pools, some of them do—including in pools with certified professional lifeguards on hand.

Making Waves

New Strides in Aquatic Safety

Feature Article - July 2011

Through industry collaboration and scientific study, big advances are being made in aquatic safety. From training lifeguards to creating codes for every pool to follow, there are plenty of new developments to follow.

The Right Safeguards

Protecting Pool Patrons, Reducing Risk

Supplement Feature - February 2011

Creating such an inviting atmosphere, however, is serious business because no swimming facility—regardless of its thrilling diversions and features—can survive without a meaningful safety plan. In addition to protecting lives, a safety-minded approach minimizes liability risks, reduces operation disruptions and encourages patronage.

Serve & Protect

Aquatic Safety & Staffing

Supplement Feature - February 2010

Sometimes an accident can be localized and quickly corrected. Other times, accidents result in serious bodily injury or even death. Regulations are eventually issued. Aquatic facility directors are aware that practicing safety involves installing and maintaining the right equipment and making sure workers and patrons abide by rules to minimize (and, when possible, eliminate) dangers. Failure to do so can not only result in injury or death, but also in a potential lawsuit and patrons taking their business elsewhere.

A Life-Saving Solution

YMCA of Greater Omaha in Omaha, Neb.

Facility Profile - February 2010

When a member went under in one of this YMCA's pools, a savvy lifeguard was able to come to the rescue—with the aid of a device that allowed him to skip phoning for help.

Pools & Aquatics

Cracking the Code to Safety
Prevent Pool Shutdowns and Keep Patrons Safe

Guest Column - October 2009

A recent survey of recreational water facility directors yielded plenty of advice to help them work more closely with inspectors and keep their facilities in top condition, water-quality-wise.

Water Hazard

Managing Aquatic Risk

Feature Article - July 2009

Aquatic facility managers have plenty of risk to contend with. Preventing drowning is a basic first, but there are also unseen threats such as recreational water illnesses. Making sure patrons are safe is an essential part of the job.