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IRONMAN SwimSmart: Top 10 Checklist

SwimSmart Initiative

The World Triathlon Corporation has developed a checklist to help you get ready for your open water swim.   Download the IRONMAN SwimSmart: Top 10 Checklist IRONMAN SwimSmart: Top 10 Checklist An open-water swim in a triathlon is substantially different from swimming in a pool. To alleviate stress, it’s important that you arrive on race day healthy, fit and prepared. Here’s ...

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2014 CPSC Pool and Spa Submersion Memorandum

CPSC Pool Spa Drowning Report

2014 CPSC Pool and Spa Submersion Memorandum This report presents estimates of the number of pool- or spa-related submersion injuries between 2010 and 2012, and it presents counts of reported pool- or spa-related submersion fatalities involving children younger than 15 years of age between 2008 and 2010.   Download 2014 CPSC Pool and Spa Submersion Memorandum Report

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Circulation Entrapment Memorandum covering the years 2009-2013

2014 Circulation Entrapment Report

Circulation Entrapment Memorandum covering the years 2009-2013 Released May 2014 This memorandum characterizes information on circulation entrapment incidents associated with pools, spas and whirlpool tubs that were reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission staff. Download the Report:  Circulation Entrapment Memorandum covering the years 2009-2013

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How to Survive Rip Currents

riptide video

How to Survive Rip Currents-  abcnews.go.com ABC US News | ABC International News

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Snorkeling Just Got An Interesting Makeover Thanks To The Tribord Easybreath Mask

easybreath mask

Snorkeling Just Got An Interesting Makeover Thanks To The Tribord Easybreath Mask       Tribord, a water sports company based in France, has designed the Easybreath mask, which claims to make it as easy for people to see and breathe underwater as they would on land.  

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Red Cross: Half of Americans can’t swim well

NBC Video Can't Swim Well

Red Cross: Half of Americans can’t swim well today.com Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy A new American Red Cross survey reveals that more than half the US population can’t swim at all, or swim so poorly that they could drown. As seen on NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

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Water Safety Magazine Racing Team Welcomes New Member Krista Joan Szyszkowski

Krista Joan Szyszkowski

Water Safety Magazine Racing Team Welcomes New Member Krista Joan Szyszkowski Krista Joan Szyszkowski (Runner/Triathlete) I am excited to be a member of the Water Safety Magazine Racing Team because as a mom to three young children the thought of losing a child to a preventable drowning is something I could not imagine living through.  Promoting the Water Safety Magazine ...

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Video: Earthquake Turns Pool into Rough Waters

Earthquake Wave Pool

Video: Earthquake Turns Pool into Rough Waters   ryot.org Earthquakes seem to be striking more often these days.  But thanks to technology and social media we are able to watch them unfold, sometimes in places we may not even think of during a disaster.   Watch the video of what happens to an Olympic pool when a 7.2 magnitude hits ...

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International Water Safety Day: Global Drowning Pandemic

International Water Safety Day: Global Drowning Pandemic,

International Water Safety Day: Global Drowning Pandemic    

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IRONMAN Introduces SwimSmart Initiative in North America

Swim Start Initiative

IRONMAN Introduces SwimSmart Initiative in North America In May 2013 Ironman announced that it was introducing a two-phase SwimStart initiative with the goal of “improving athlete satisfaction and reducing anxiety during the swim portion of the race.”  The actions came after a full review of the swim portion of the full-distance Ironman events in North America. “Ironman and Ironman 70.3 ...

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