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Semi-OT: "42 Secrets Lifeguards Desperately Want You to Know"
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l***@yahoo.com
2017-06-16 17:45:25 UTC
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First tip:


"Parents, you need to pay attention too"
"The signs of drowning might surprise you: Drowning is a lot more silent than it can look in the movies. About a third of drowning deaths in the United States occur at lifeguarded pools, according to one report. Sitting nearby, looking at your phone, isn’t good enough. A child can drown in the time it takes you to text someone back."


And:


"It’s not just kids who break the rules"
"Some parents refuse to, say, stop throwing their kids in at the shallow end. Please respect pool rules like everyone else."


"If you can't see us, we can't see you"

"Don’t equate standing with safety (re toddlers)"

"Drowning doesn’t look like you think it will"
"Forget what you’ve seen on TV. When someone is in real trouble, they don’t splash, yell, or wave their arms in the air. Most victims are quiet, with their heads barely above the water."

"We make up rules"

"We don’t like floaties"

"We’re not babysitters"

"The breath-holding game is not a game"

"Some rules have nothing to do with your safety"

"Don’t float where you can’t swim"

"Stay away from piers"

"We know who the troublemakers are"


Etc.


Lenona.
Louis Epstein
2017-06-17 04:14:11 UTC
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"Parents, you need to pay attention too"
"The signs of drowning might surprise you: Drowning is a lot more silent than it can look in the movies. About a third of drowning deaths in the United States occur at lifeguarded pools, according to one report. Sitting nearby, looking at your phone, isn?t good enough. A child can drown in the time it takes you to text someone back."
"It?s not just kids who break the rules"
"Some parents refuse to, say, stop throwing their kids in at the shallow end. Please respect pool rules like everyone else."
"If you can't see us, we can't see you"
"Don?t equate standing with safety (re toddlers)"
"Drowning doesn?t look like you think it will"
"Forget what you?ve seen on TV. When someone is in real trouble, they don?t splash, yell, or wave their arms in the air. Most victims are quiet, with their heads barely above the water."
"We make up rules"
"We don?t like floaties"
"We?re not babysitters"
"The breath-holding game is not a game"
"Some rules have nothing to do with your safety"
"Don?t float where you can?t swim"
"Stay away from piers"
"We know who the troublemakers are"
Etc.
Lenona.
As ever,I prefer only to swim when/where there are no lifeguards.

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Sarah Ehrett's Lesbian Love Interest
2017-06-17 18:29:52 UTC
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Good one, Louis. Nothing good can come from having a young person leering at you. Cramps your style.

Here in Oregon, every time the temp soars above 60°, we get a rash of drownings. People are shocked by the cold mountain spring water. What was last year a tepid pool, this year is a washing machine current. Dozens are drowned. In memory people leave lifejackets to be borrowed, collections are made to fund lifeguards, and still dozens die each year. In a state not known for either sunshine nor warmth.

So come on up. Your desire to swim 'commando' will take some of the pressure off an already stressed swimming community. And if you are a role model, bring up the little ones, too.
Louis Epstein
2017-06-17 18:38:04 UTC
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Post by Sarah Ehrett's Lesbian Love Interest
Good one, Louis. Nothing good can come from having a young person leering at you. Cramps your style.
Here in Oregon, every time the temp soars above 60?, we get a rash of drownings. People are shocked by the cold mountain spring water. What was last year a tepid pool, this year is a washing machine current. Dozens are drowned. In memory people leave lifejackets to be borrowed, collections are made to fund lifeguards, and still dozens die each year. In a state not known for either sunshine nor warmth.
So come on up. Your desire to swim 'commando' will take some of the
pressure off an already stressed swimming community. And if you are a
role model, bring up the little ones, too.
I swim in my lake.
And would swim at a beach or pool
if it were not so regimented as to
have a lifeguard.

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