Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Heart Attack While Swimming - What Are the Factors?

Swimming is good for the heart, but when age and other health issues come into play then it's a different story. Heart attack could trigger drowning which sometimes lifeguards don't seem to notice because victims would tend to go passive then submerge into the water.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Swimming Pool Electrocution - How Much Do We Know?

Aside from the complex plot of the movie Syriana which turned movie goers into accidental researchers  and also sparked a bit of controversy, what troubled me, along with other parents, is the swimming pool accident that killed Bryan Wood's (Matt Damon) son (ooops!... spoiler, sorry).

Monday, April 4, 2011

Update: Toddler Dies After Swimming Pool Accident

A sad news from The Palm Beach Post headlined Sunday evening about a toddler who accidentally fell into the pool. The boy was taken to Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, said Capt. Don DeLucia, spokesman with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. He was listed in critical condition at 2 hours after the accident but was reported that he passed away Monday morning.

19-month-old boy drowns in family's swimming pool

Thursday, March 31, 2011

10 Shocking Swimming Pool Deaths You Might Not Know

You might have heard them on the news or have read them in other horrifying or unusual deaths lists. Some of them are controversial knowing that famous people are involve, some of them remain a mystery and some of them have shocked the music industry, the tech community, the sports fans, the movie lovers and even the politicians. 

I would love to include all the shocking swimming pool deaths I have gathered through my research but I've decided to pick the ones that are "sensational" enough to enable me to come up (hopefully) with an interesting list.

Without further adieu, here is the list of 10 shocking swimming pool deaths you might not know, in no particular order.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

8 Signs a Public Pool is Not Safe for Children

A public swimming pool is a child's paradise; there a child can play and socialize with other children, make friends and treasure the memories. However, public pools are not safe from accidents. About 19% of downing accidents involving children that led to death occur in public pools even with attending lifeguards.

Public pools are not all the same, some are safe for your children and some are not.

So, how would you know if a public pool is safe enough for your child?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Diving Accidents Fast Facts

Aside from drowning, another serious accident that can happen in a swimming pool is diving. Although the common outcome of diving accidents are head, neck and back injuries, there are cases of diving accidents where the victim go unconscious, submerge in the water and drown.

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