Other stories by Rin-rin Yu

  • Uninspected Consequences

    When 6-year-old Ethan Cory drowned at the Swimmin’ Hole waterpark in Joplin, Mo., this past summer, his parents filed a lawsuit against almost anyone who could be held responsible.

  • Lifeguards to Aid in Rip Current Predictor

    Hoping to better predict deadly rip currents, the National Weather Service has enlisted California beach lifeguards to watch and record rip current patterns.

  • Liability Tips

    Hire pool consultants. They will check for compliance, safety hazards, design recommendations and other risk management issues of which owners may not be aware…

  • Program Addresses Unguarded Pools

    It’s the same scenario repeated over and over throughout Houston every summer: fire engines and ambulances racing to an apartment complex where a child drowned with no lifeguard on site

  • Rooftop Pools: Sky Diving

    Once upon a time, city kids envied suburban kids and their backyard swimming pools.

  • Swim at Your Own Risk

    The trip to Paramount’s Kings Island in Cincinnati was to be a graduation celebration for the Class of 2002 at the Goldblatt Elementary School in Chicago.

  • Rise in Eye Infections Linked to Swimming Pools

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate to reduce the amount of chemicals used to sanitize public water, including pools, may be the cause behind a recent increase in a rare eye infection among contact lens users, especially swimmers.

  • Cryptosporidium Strikes Pools Across Nation

    A recent rash of cryptosporidium outbreaks have hit swimming pools across the country, even one equipped with ultraviolet systems

  • Sliding Home

    The waterpark industry is growing fast with themed resort installations, a popular weekend destination for families within driving distances.

  • Pool Outbreak Sickens 200

    More than 200 people in July were sickened by a recreational water illness outbreak at a Pennsylvania university swimming pool that appears to have multiple contaminants.