Tag: safety

Drowning sim means you’ll never go near the water without a life jacket again

Drowning sim means you’ll never go near the water without a life jacket again

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’ve heard of flight simulators and combat simulators, but now a drowning simulator is afloat online. Sortie En Mer-A Trip Out To Sea takes you to the sea, tips you over, and then leaves you with the task to struggle and stay afloat, even though no matter what, you’ll drown sooner or later. The simulator designed […]

Continue Reading

Will robots replace lifeguards?

Will robots replace lifeguards?

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ah, the promise of technology. Watch the video above and you’re sure to think that robots — flying ones at that! — will soon replace lifeguards. The drone is even shown to beat a human lifeguard to a drowning victim by a sizable amount of time. (Remember, seconds count in drowning emergencies.) It’s not the first time […]

Continue Reading

Knowing these 4 pool heater dangers could save your life

Knowing these 4 pool heater dangers could save your life

| January 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

A dozen different businesses are embroiled in a lawsuit over a pool heater explosion that injured two people. The courts will ultimately decide who’s at fault in this dispute, but it points out a hidden pool danger many swimmers don’t know about until it’s too late. An estimated 900,000 pools in the U.S. are heated […]

Continue Reading

Crocodile in the pool? Here’s what to do

Crocodile in the pool? Here’s what to do

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I don’t mean to alarm you, but I think there’s a crocodile in the pool.” That was the oh-so-proper response of an Aussie swimmer who found not one, but nine baby crocodiles in a public swimming pool recently. His demeanor notwithstanding, finding a crocodile in your pool is ample reason to hit the panic button. […]

Continue Reading

Top 4 myths about drowning

Top 4 myths about drowning

| January 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

Blame it on Baywatch. For years, we’ve been led to believe that drowning people scream, splash, thrash and all but sound a panic alarm before they go under. As with most things produced in Hollywood, this version of drowning is not based in reality. Believe it or not, it took Frank Pia and some pioneering […]

Continue Reading

Top