Other stories by Jessy Goodman

  • Child Drowning Study Released

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Bethesda, Md., has released a report providing updated figures on drowning deaths, and pool and spa injuries related to children.

  • CDC Reports on Chemical Injuries

    In a recent Morbidity and Mortality report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has found preventable injuries resulting from swimming pool chemicals cause as many as 5,200 emergency room visits every year.

  • For Sun-Safe Guards, Researchers Say Get Serious

    There’s a direct link between how seriously facilities take sun safety for swimmers and staff and the likelihood that guards will protect their own skin, according to research published in the skin-health journal Archives of Dermatology.

  • Swimming Leg Proves Deadly to Triathletes

    A study led by the Minneapolis Heart Institute’s Dr. Kevin Harris has found that triathlons at least double the risk of sudden death when compared with marathons, due largely to the swimming portion of the event.

  • Olympians Give Back with Appeals to Lawmakers, Free Swimming Initiatives

    Olympic swimmer and gold medal winner Cullen Jones visited Capitol Hill in March to advocate on behalf of inner-city children in his home state of New Jersey

  • 50 Swimmers Treated After Chlorine Spill

    Paramedics were called to treat nearly 50 people injured by a chlorine spill at a Black County aquatics facility in the United Kingdom recently.

  • Red Cross Revamps Certifications

    The American Red Cross has officially launched a new water safety instructor certification program and anyone currently teaching the 2004 programs must update to the new curriculum by December.

  • Waterparks Celebrate Grand Reopenings

    Closed for repairs since last September’s Hurricane Ike, the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark reopened on March 14

  • Allergies Attributed to Pool 'Shock'

    A researcher has linked certain water-related skin rashes to an allergy to potassium peroxymonosulfate,…

  • Tom Griffiths to Retire from Penn State

    Tom Griffiths, director of aquatics at Penn State University, will leave his position at the State College, Pa., institution after 23 years