More stories about Safety

  • Accessing ADA

    After more than 20 years on the books, the Americans with Disabilities Act now includes provisions that officially address aquatics facilities.

  • Nothing’s Perfect

    As with any kind of building regulation, those familiar with the pool/spa requirements now part of the ADA have already run into tough spots, wrestling with seeming contradictions they believe may actually compromise those with physical impairments.

  • USA Swimming Releases Open Water Swimming Recommendations

    USA Swimming has officially released new recommendations from the five-person commission appointed to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of open water swimmer Fran Crippen at a FINA race in the UAE last fall

  • CPSC Issues Safety Warning

    It may be time to reconsider those water-walking balls

  • Making a Splash with “At-Risk” Swimmers

    When a 2008 University of Memphis study concluded that more than half of all black and Hispanic children are “at-risk” swimmers, the findings confirmed what many already knew (as noted in an earlier

  • Getting the Message

    Teenagers and tweens text at mind-blowing rates.

  • Experts to Address Global Drowning Epidemic

    As summer approaches and Americans head out to community pools, waterparks and beaches, the majority will come home safely, thanks to swim lessons, lifeguards and a focus on water safety.

  • Asthma Fears Prompt Infant Swimming Warning in Germany

    On the heels of a number of studies linking swimming to respiratory issues, a German agency has become the first to recommend that children younger than 2 years old with a family history of allergies avoid indoor pools.

  • Five Types of Entrapment

    Generally speaking, an entrapment occurs when a person comes in contact with an improperly protected suction outlet, and a part of their body, jewelry, clothing or hair is entrapped, entangled or held down by the force created by the pump.

  • Secondary Systems

    Ultimately, SVRS’s and automatic pump shut-off devices rely on correct installation to function properly.