Browsing All posts tagged under »swimming«

Swim Season Safety: Know What A Drowning Person Really Looks Like

May 29, 2017

2

More than half of Americans cannot swim adequately, and most of us can’t recognize a drowning person right in front of us. Ah, yes. The pools and beaches are open again. For the past couple of seasons around this time of year, I have vainly attempted to educate the public about the horrors of the […]

The Unsanitary Swim Diaper: Not in My Pool, Please!

May 22, 2017

0

Time for Lila’s annual public safety and health announcement:  even the manufacturers don’t claim that “swim diapers” will contain a mess. Memorial Day is fast approaching, and that means the neighborhood pools will soon be opening for business.  As we wrote last year, the whole concept of a diapered child in a communal swimming area […]

The Unsanitary Swim Diaper: Not in My Pool, Please!

May 23, 2016

1

Time for Lila’s annual public safety and health announcement:  even the manufacturers don’t claim that “swim diapers” will contain a mess. Memorial Day is fast approaching, and that means the neighborhood pools will soon be opening for business.  As we wrote last year, the whole concept of a diapered child in a communal swimming area […]

Swim Season Safety: Know What A Drowning Person Really Looks Like

May 30, 2014

5

More than half of Americans cannot swim adequately, and most of us can’t recognize a drowning person right in front of us. Ah, yes. The pools and beaches are open again. For the past couple of seasons around this time of year, I have vainly attempted to educate the public about the horrors of the […]

Diana Nyad: Portrait of Perseverance

September 3, 2013

5

At age 64, Diana Nyad became the first swimmer ever to conquer the Florida Strait*. Swimming 112 nautical miles from Cuba to Florida through jellyfish- and shark-infested waters.  Oh, come on.  You’ve tried this four times already and failed every time.  Storms, jellyfish stings, dehydration, exhaustion.  If you couldn’t do this on your first attempt […]

The Unsanitary Swim Diaper: Not in My Pool, Please!

May 10, 2013

13

Even the manufacturers don’t claim that “swim diapers” will contain a mess. Memorial Day is fast approaching, and that means the neighborhood pools will soon be opening for business.  As we wrote last year, the whole concept of a diapered child in a communal swimming area is  revolting, and for good reason!  Every summer, we […]