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Woman drowns while saving 3 boys

Arlington Heights woman

Woman drowns while saving 3 boys According to reports, a suburban Arlington Heights woman drowned while saving three boys in a northern Wisconsin lake.  Karen Wessel, 47, was vacationing with friends and relatives, including her son.   When they saw three boys struggling in Star Lake near the town of Plum Lake, Wis., she jumped in and saved the boys, but ...

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One dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes at Southern California beach

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One dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes at Southern California beach A powerful lightning bolt struck the water Sunday afternoon, killing one person and injuring at least 13, emergency officials said. When the sudden lightning strike appeared at Venice Beach it caused panic as many of bathers tried to get out of the water and off the beach. source: cnn.com

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USA Swimming Calling Everyone to Get in the Pool

Swim Today

USA Swimming Calling Everyone to Get in the Pool USA Swimming,  is now trying to increase the number of youngsters who choose to do flip turns rather than jump shots, with a public-service advertising and promotional campaign.  The campaign, which was first introduced before Memorial Day, will be heavily promoted again in mid-August, as kids around the nation go back ...

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72 child drownings reported since Memorial Day

CPSC

72 child drownings reported since Memorial Day   The CPSC is warning parents after 72 children have tragically drowned in a swimming pool since Memorial Day. Source: wpri.com

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Video SwimSmart I: Prepare Early

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Video SwimSmart I: Prepare Early Practicing open-water swimming well in advance of your race could help you have a successful Ironman race. In the video above, IRONMAN world champion Greg Welch share why training in a lake, river, or ocean as often as possible is important. Source: www.ironman.com

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Drowning Child’s Rescue Caught on Police Body Camera

Rescue on Camera

Drowning Child’s Rescue Caught on Police Body Camera ABC News | ABC Sports News   A little boy apparently had climbed into a backyard swimming pool June 17, and was found underwater, according to Cleveland police.  Officer Ismael Quintana performed chest compressions,  trying frantically to restore the child’s heartbeat.  The 2-year-old’s aunt can be seen kneeling beside the officer, breathing ...

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Boulder’s Tube to Work Day hits the creek

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Boulder’s Tube to Work Day hits the creek Apparently in Boulder Colorado, the seventh installment of the Tube to Work Day encourages commuters to take the wet way to work on Tuesday.  Starting in the morning at Eben G. Fine Park at Third Street and Canyon Boulevard, looks like participants hopped into their tubes and made their way down Boulder ...

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Child Left Alone Near Pool Falls In and Nearly Drowns

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Child Left Alone Near Pool Falls In and Nearly Drowns   ABC News | ABC Sports News Source: abcnews.go.com  

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City Lifeguard Dies During Rescue Attempt in Waters Off Newport Beach

Newport Beach

City Lifeguard Dies During Rescue Attempt in Waters Off Newport Beach According to authorities, a city lifeguard drowned last Sunday while attempting to rescue a swimmer in the waters off Newport Beach, California. Very sad news for the lifesaving community, and remainder that drowning prevention is a serious business and can affect all sides of the equation. Our prayers to ...

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Water Safety Magazine Racing Team Welcomes New Member Ramon Ruiz Rivera

Ramon Ruiz

  Water Safety Magazine Racing Team Welcomes New Member Ramon Ruiz Rivera (Swimmer/Triathlete) I am really honored to be a member of the Water Safety Magazine Racing Team.  Being a swimmer since a very early age, I know first hand the importance of water safety.  As a  former lifeguard and now a Physician, I have been able to contribute with ...

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