Labor Day has come and gone, and with kids back in school, summer 2014 is quickly becoming a memory. As you wrap it up, here are five swim season headlines that won't soon be forgotten.
The accident occurred July 21 in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China, The 12-year-old boy was playing in a hotel waterpark pool when he was sucked into a circulation pipe that was missing a protective grill. An investigation followed, but Chinese aquatics experts don't expect much fallout. Read More
Pool electrocutions were a hot topic this summer, following several tragic incidents. In Florida, following the electrocution death of a 7-year-old boy, and a separate incident at a condominium pool, some officials are looking to change building codes. In Philadelphia, three children suffered non-fatal shocks in a city-owned pool. Read More
Nearly 15 individuals were injured when a water slide collapsed suddenly at a subdivision community pool in Fleming Island, Fla. It appears that the slide buckled under the weight of a group of teens who had formed a chain on the side. Read More
A report from the National Association of City and County Health Officials suggests there's still work to be done, when it comes to water quality. The study surveyed swimming pool health inspectors nationwide. One preliminary finding: 75 percent of respondents reported a commercial pool being shut down by their agency within the past two years. The full results will be released at the World Aquatic Health Conference in Oct. Read More
After several delays,Verrückt, the World's Tallest Water Slide officially opened in July at Schlitterbahn Kansas City. Watch a video of the slide here.