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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How to Survive an Earthquake if You're in the Swimming Pool

My sympathy to the victims of the recent Japan earthquake that triggered a devastating tsunami...

Japan has helped many countries that experienced disasters including the U.S. after Hurricane Katrina, now it's time to return the favor. You can donate for Japan and help the victims especially the children experiencing the tough situations.

Upon browsing the web news about the earthquake and the tsunami, I bumped into this video and made me wonder; what if I'm in a pool and an earthquake occurs?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Truth About Pool Covers

According to Child Accident Prevention Jersey (CAPJ), aside from its two public swimming pools, there are about 1,000 outdoor domestic swimming pools in Jersey. Their records show that there’s an average of one child drowning/near drowning in every home pools annually and children aged 5 and under are most at risk.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pool Chemicals Accidents - What Went Wrong?

A pool accident in Sumter, SC sent the Headmaster  of Wilson Hall, a college preparatory school, to the hospital. No, this is not another case of drowning.

A report from says that Head Master Fred Moulton was preparing his swimming pool for use when the accident happened. According to Assistant Head Master Ed Talley, Moulton was mixing pool chemicals outside his pool Friday afternoon when the chemicals suddenly exploded burning his face and clothes sending him to Augusta Burn Center.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How Gender Plays a Big Part on Drowning

Every year, around 140,000 deaths due to drowning around the world are recorded.

Although age is the common factor that contributes drowning, studies reveal that gender plays a big role too.

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