More stories about Drowning

  • Janet Evans

    Her 2012 Olympic comeback was unsuccessful — she failed to get beyond the Olympic Trials preliminaries in either the 400-meter or 800-meter distances — but distance swimmer Janet Evans still shines like her four golden medals.

  • Dr. Tom Griffiths

    You’d think running a university aquatics program for 25 years would make you want to retire for good, but Dr. Tom Griffiths, founder of State College, Pa.-based Aquatic Safety Research Group, remains as engaged in aquatic issues as he always has be

  • Deadly ‘Fun’

    When I was a young boy I repeatedly heard warnings from my mother, such as “Look both ways before crossing the street” and “Don’t get in a car with a stranger.

  • Save Yourself

    There’s a great scene in the movie “As Good as it Gets” in which a neurotic Jack Nicholson pours his heart out, only to then attack the person offering help.

  • SWB Drowning Victim’s Family Sues NYC

    Relatives of a Navy SEAL hopeful who drowned last year in a Staten Island pool have filed a lawsuit against the city of New York.

  • CPSC Swim Safely Campaign Looks Ahead

    With the 2012 swim season behind them, officials at one leading drowning prevention effort are looking ahead.

  • CPSC: Nearly 100 Child Drownings Since Memorial Day

    Nearly 100 children under 15 have drowned in swimming pools this summer, according to analysis from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  • Experts: Drowning Prevention Efforts Need Tune-Up

    In the wake of new research, experts are calling for greater efforts to reduce drownings among the most vulnerable.

  • Massachusetts Closes Slides Following Drowning Review

    Massachusetts officials will not open slides at state-run pools this summer, following a policy review stemming from the June 2011 drowning of Marie Joseph.

  • Water Safety Campaigns Catching Fire

    Several annual water safety programs are heating up, and there’s at least one new event. Here’s a look at what’s going on.