What everyone needs to know about secondary drowning

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in

To continue our blog series this summer on the dangers of swimming pools, this week I will be talking about secondary drowning. Did you know that a child can actually drown out of the water? That is what secondary drowning is and it is something that every parent, guardian or babysitter needs to be aware of. Secondary drowning is a scary thought but as long as you know the symptoms and what to watch out for you will be able to keep your child safe. What is secondary...

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Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in

To continue our blog series on the dangers of swimming pools, this week I will be giving tips on how to maintain a safe environment in and around your swimming pool. According to the Red Cross over 200 children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. This number is alarming, however you can help to prevent by following these steps. If you have an in-ground pool, surround your pool with at least a 4-feet high fence or barrier with a self-latching gate. If you have an...

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Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in

To continue our blog series on the dangers of swimming pools, this week I will be giving tips on how to maintain a safe environment in and around your swimming pool. According to the Red Cross over 200 children drown in backyard swimming pools each year. This number is alarming, however you can help to prevent by following these steps. If you have an in-ground pool, surround your pool with at least a 4-feet high fence or barrier with a self-latching gate. If you have an...

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Swimming Safety Tips: Fact or Myth?

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in

The month of June is usually when homeowners begin to open their pools. Swimming is a favorite activity of mine in the summer and I’m sure it is for many others as well. However, there are many dangers to swimming or owning a pool that sometimes we forget to keep in mind. I will be doing a 3 part blog series on the dangers of swimming pools. Of course this isn’t to scare you, it’s to help ease the stress of owning a pool and maybe even save a life! This blog will focus on...

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Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in ,

For the month of May we will work to bring awareness to The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, an event that Mary Clark chose for her community focus. The Avon Walk is a fundraising event that happens in major cities throughout the country such as Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, New York and more. It is a two day event covering 39 “life-saving miles”. The money raised during the Avon Walk supports local programs that serve breast cancer patients and researchers...

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