The Truth Behind Mermaid (monofins) Fins and Mermaid Tails

Mermaid tails and mermaid fins have become controversial water toys that are targeted at children but may be utilized by adults as a form of abdominal swimming exercise. Many countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the U.K. are beginning to ban the use of mermaid fins and mermaid tails in public pools.  Safety…… Continue reading The Truth Behind Mermaid (monofins) Fins and Mermaid Tails

Drowning is Quick and Quiet, So Keep Your Eyes on Your Kids around Water

Drowning deaths increase up to 89% in the summer months Larimer County, Colorado — It’s a warm summer day and you’re at the beach, pool, or just simply near water with your kids.  Your cell phone rings and you answer it, shifting your focus from your kids to the conversation.  Good idea?  Not at all,…… Continue reading Drowning is Quick and Quiet, So Keep Your Eyes on Your Kids around Water

Hypothermia

The American Red Cross defines hypothermia as “the cooling of the body caused by the failure of the body’s warming system.” (1) Hypothermia can lead to death, if untreated! While everyone is at risk of hypothermia, some individuals are more susceptible: (2) The elderly. Children. Individuals with lower body fat. Males because their bodies generally…… Continue reading Hypothermia

Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!

**This article is written for children who are unaccompanied by an adult while encountering a water emergency.  Some rescue options have been omitted to further ensure the safety of children attempting to perform water rescues.** Never go into the water to help a person or animal who is in distress in the water. A person,…… Continue reading Reach or Throw, Don’t Go!