Layers of Protection

Supervision NEVER RELY ON FLOATING DEVICES OR SWIM LESSONS TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD. SUPERVISION IS THE KEY. NEVER leave small children unattended around ANY body of water – no matter how shallow. Be aware that standing water left in buckets, wading pools, bathtubs, toilets, etc. can be dangerous to toddlers. Empty buckets or other containers…… Continue reading Layers of Protection

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

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!

A sibling message

i realized tonight it's been almost ten years since her accident ten years since the last time my baby sister spoke to me. ten years since she last called me sissy or mocked me or irritated me with her constant "hey heather hey heather hey heather" ten years since we last chased each other around… Continue reading A sibling message