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  • Water Gate

    During a warm, sunny winter day, I heard a radio call from my guard at the top of the slide to the guard at the run-out.

  • Locked Out

    I have been teaching swimming for more than 30 years. I thought I had this swim lesson thing down until a 4-year-old made me realize I still have much to learn.

  • Losing Focus?

    Recently we conducted a study of nine public pools in North Carolina. It reveals where managers need to focus on accidents, rescues and overall safety in their in-service training.

  • Film School

    Most bacteria thrive in an aqueous environment. Combine people, heat and a nearly stagnant body of water and you have the ideal conditions for bacteria to grow.

  • Getting Current Counterpoint

    It’s good to see Aquatics International run an article regarding rip currents, which United States Lifesaving Association statistics attribute to over 80 percent of drowning deaths at U.S. surf beaches (and presumably those around the world).

  • Getting Current:TWO

    Every year, rip currents kill more people than hurricanes, fires and sharks. Yet a serious disconnect exists between rip current research, identification, human behavior and warnings.

  • Getting Current:ONE

    Every year, rip currents kill more people than hurricanes, fires and sharks. Yet a serious disconnect exists between rip current research, identification, human behavior and warnings.

  • Rut-Busters

    The easiest thing about working out is how easy it is to get bored. Repetitive workouts such as following the same cardio and strength routines, the same swim patterns or the same yoga class, can bore the mind and also become less stimulating, and therefo

  • Starting a Movement

    Cynthia Bialek has worked for years translating yoga into an aquatic environment.

  • Getting in the Act

    As warm weather approaches, it’s time to think about opening your swimming pool for the season.