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A First Birthday Fit For a Princess
Ladue-Frontenac Patch – Tuesday, July 26, 2011
When throwing a party, hosts hire everything from caterers and bartenders to valets and yes, lifeguards!  Here’s an account of one customer’s event.  Safety is always in style . . .

How To:  SAFE Summer Fun In The Water
my mommy MANUAL – Sunday, June 19, 2011
Among the top three recommendations for parents, supervising children near water is Number One, and Zen Mommy recommends Backyard Lifeguards for pool parties when hosts and other parents are distracted to socialize.  Mom knows best . . .

Beyond Public Pool Boundaries:  Widening the Borders of Water Safety
Missouri Parks & Recreation – Spring 2011
Backyard Lifeguards assists local Parks & Recreation departments in meeting the water safety needs of their residents while protecting their own organizations and staff.

Five Tips for Water Safety
St. Louis Sprout News - Wednesday, March 16, 2011
They asked, and we answered.  We shared our best advice with the good folks at St. Louis Sprout.com, the defining resource for families looking for a comprehensive calendar of events and activities.

Lifeguards are Valuable for Kids’ Private Swim Parties
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Thursday, July 15, 2010
There can be a lifesaving difference between adult presence and professional supervision.  Lifeguards carefully evaluate the pool environment and the swimmers, watch each and every child, and recognize signs of distress before they worsen.  All that and more . . .

Play Safe
The Daily Sauce – Monday, June 28, 2010
Sauce Magazine selected our lifeguard services as their favorite of all the ones we offer.  We appreciate the nod to our home pool evaluations and stylish pool parties, too.

Keep Kids Safe at the Pool This Summer
KSDK.com – Thursday, June 3, 2010
Backyard Lifeguards offers pool safety tips and drowning statistics that owners of backyard pools may find helpful.  You can find them here.
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NEW! – Leonard Pope to the Rescue
ESPN.com – Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Here’s a really moving story about another life saved because someone knew how to swim (and was available due to the NFL lockout).  Pro athletes make it news.  But regular people—and lifeguards—do it every day.

Children Should Be Encouraged To Follow Safety Rules While Swimming
stltoday.com - Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Among the swimming safety recommendations from physicians at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center:  provide vigilant supervision, Coast Guard-approved life vests, and regular swim instruction. Right on, doc.

Water Safety For Kids
Parenting Magazine
- June 2011

Parenting magazine’s advice to moms and dads: “Be Your Own Lifeguard”.  We couldn’t agree more!  For more water safety suggestions, read the full article.

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning
gCaptain – Wednesday, June 16, 2010
US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer and marine safety specialist explains in simple language the Instinctive Drowning Response.

Report Finds a Gap Persists in Swimming
The Wall Street Journal – Thursday, May 27, 2010
More than half of American children cannot swim.  ”Children of all races tend to overestimate their swimming abilities . . .”

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