Avoid Summer Tragedy – Prevent Drownings

Avoid Summer Tragedy – Prevent Drownings

May is National Drowning Prevention Month, and it’s the perfect time to address a topic that gathers the most attention during the summer months. Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under, but it is...
5 Reasons Everyone Should Swim

5 Reasons Everyone Should Swim

Everyone should swim! Whether you enjoy the pool in your backyard or you make your way to one of the great community pools in Northeast Ohio, swimming is more than just an enjoyable way to pass the time and stay cool in the summer. Swimming offers lasting benefits for...
Is Your Lifeguard Paying Attention?

Is Your Lifeguard Paying Attention?

(CBS) Just seeing a lifeguard instills a sense of security. But having a lifeguard at water’s edge — doesn’t always mean your pool is safe. The statistics are sobering. On average, 10 people a day die from unintentional drowning. More than one in 5...
Drowning Prevention & Pool Safety

Drowning Prevention & Pool Safety

AAP GIVES UPDATED ADVICE ON DROWNING PREVENTION Before families head to the beach or pool this Memorial Day, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated guidance on water safety and drowning prevention. In its updated policy, the AAP has revised its guidance...
Hastings To Manage Aquatics Center

Hastings To Manage Aquatics Center

By GAIL MARTINEAU ThisWeek Staff Writer After seven years with the same company, the Plain Township trustees Dec. 28 unanimously voted to use Brecksville-based Hastings Water Works to operate and manage the Plain Township Aquatic Center. Township officials previously...
Studies Show Pool Hygiene Poor

Studies Show Pool Hygiene Poor

New research reveals that people’s pool hygiene may be a lot worse than you think, and swim diapers aren’t helping matters. Two separate reports were released recently and experts say both underscore the need for greater efforts to educate users on proper pool...