More stories about Drowning

  • Dr. John Hunsucker

    Since founding the National Aquatic Safety Co. in 1974, Dr. Hunsucker has grown the Ellijay, Ga.-based organization from a humble beginning of inspecting pools and offering training to its role today as one of the largest lifeguard certification firms in

  • Jill White

    An alum of Ellis & Associates, Jill White has made her own name in the water safety field with Starfish Aquatics Institute, the Savannah, Ga.-based firm she founded with husband Robbin White in 1999.

  • Dr. Jane Katz

    Native New Yorker Dr. Jane Katz learned to swim at the insistence of her father, who prized water safety after nearly drowning himself.

  • Dr. Frank Pia

    Frank Pia’s influence is still seen today in lifeguard training and best practices at countless pools and beaches.

  • 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.