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Drowning outside of the water – Really?

A little-known threat, dry and secondary drowning, many parents are not aware of. The child is out of the pool, toweled off and dressed – out of the drowning zone. 466 more words


Drowning due to a pump failure - Really?

Unfortunately, it does. A water pump failure in a Rayleigh, NC community swimming pool caused the drowning death of a teenager.  The pool water was electrified after a water pump failed and a corroded conductor carried electricity to the pool water instead of taking it to a circuit breaker. 254 more words


Preventing Drowning during Triathlons – are we doing enough?

Yesterday was a sad day for the sport of triathlon. Collin Campbell, a 27-year-old triathlete from Woodlands, Texas, died of an apparently drowning during the swimming event of Onalaska Half Distance Triathlon in Lake Livingston near Houston. 395 more words


Electric Shock Drowning – Completely Preventable!

Just this past Labor Day weekend, we lost a young life in Raleigh, North Carolina to Electric Shock Drowning (ESD). A teenage girl drowned after entering the electrified water. 341 more words


Opportunity to Promote Swimming among African-American Children

Just concluded 2016 Olympics at Rio had many memorable moments that included the retirement of the most decorated Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps, and the emergence of Katie Ledecky – call it passing of baton if you may. 362 more words


Rip Current – may look innocent but can be deadly

Polling beachgoers on what they fear most in the seawater almost always comes back with the standard response of ‘sharks’. Very few would cite rip currents; only a fraction of that would know how to deal or even identify rip currents. 394 more words


Q&A: Wild Waves and our water recreation program

Update  10/17/16 – investigation report available for download

Original post 8/25/16 – The recent tragic death at Wild Waves amusement park has some people wondering what role Public Health plays in regulating pools and spas in King County. 752 more words

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