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Water Safety
Great Day St. Louis – Monday, June 20, 2011
Suzanne Tucker from MyMommyManual.com shares tips for keeping children safe around water.  She offers great suggestions for parents to provide vigilant supervision.  And when adults will be distracted at a party, call Backyard Lifeguards!  Thanks, Zen Mommy!

Backyard Pool Safety, Part 1
Today in St. Louis – Thursday, June 3, 2010
Pool parties can be dangerous.  A lifeguard can help.  More than what you see here, standard lifeguarding equipment includes a spinal management system, breathing apparati, and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).  Make sure your lifeguard brings all of these things.

Backyard Pool Safety, Part 2
Today in St. Louis – Thursday, June 3, 2010
Residential pool owners should evaluate the swimming capabilities of their youth guests, so they know which ones may need extra attention.  Watch what Backyard Lifeguards does to evaluate swimming and why we think these skills are critical to child safety in pools.

Backyard Pool Safety, Part 3
Today in St. Louis – Thursday, June 3, 2010
The signs of distress are not always obvious.  In this segment, Libby demonstrates three typical images of drowning.  Her friend Siobhan is there to demonstrate a reaching assist and a throwing assist to get Libby back to safety.

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Portable Pools Claim A Child’s Life Every Five Days
The Today Show, NBC News – Monday, June 20, 2011
A new warning from the American Academy of Pediatrics cautions about the dangers of drowning in portable inflatable pools found in many backyards in summer.  Experts remind parents that drowning is quick, silent, and final.

Drowning Dangers:  Staying Safe in Your Swimming Pool
The Today Show, NBC News – Thursday, July 1, 2010
Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 6 and younger.  So far this season, there have been 150 youth drowning deaths and near-drowning events nationwide, and a lot of summer left to go.  Maintain vigilant supervision of pools.  “Lifeguarding is not a summer job.  It’s a serious serious job, a lifesaving job, to be aware of what’s going on in that pool.”  We at Backyard Lifeguards agree.

13-Year Old Saves Drowning Brother
KPLR 11 News – Saturday, June 5, 2010
It was a close call for three-year-old Carter Alexander when he ended up at the bottom of the pool during a party.  Pool parties are especially dangerous because of the “perception” of adult supervision that gives parents a false sense of safety.  Carter spent the night in the hospital, one of 6,000 youth hospitalizations a year due to near-drowning.


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