More stories about Drowning

  • 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.

  • Drowning in Red Tape

    I pride myself on a willingness to experiment, so when our human resources analyst presented an opportunity to work with a nonprofit employment placement agency, I was excited to try something new.

  • Statistically Significant

    Math, numbers and statistics were never my forte

  • NDPA Poised for Growth

    The National Drowning Prevention Alliance held its 2012 National Drowning Prevention Symposium last week, and organization leaders have announced big plans for continued expansion

  • Drowning Prevention Efforts Are Expanding

    As drowning becomes a bigger focus nationwide, prevention efforts are beginning to stretch outside the bounds of aquatics.

  • Work With Red Cross

    The American Red Cross has been put through the wringer in the past few months for its initial decision to change — and, in many cases, dramatically raise — pricing for its learn-to-swim programs

  • Changing Red Cross 

    The American Red Cross is making a number of changes to update its health and safety offerings, and to transform its aquatics and other life-saving programs to deliver stronger courses more consistently across the country.

  • Former Mass Pool Operators Accept Plea Deal

    Two men formerly responsible for managing operations at the Massachusetts pool where Marie Joseph drowned last June have accepted a plea deal, admitting that they allowed swimming in unsafe cloudy water conditions