Did you know that over half of American either can’t swim? Before you take a dive this summer, make sure you and those around you are ready for the water. The American Red Cross suggests the following in order to ensure safety at the pool. Children and adults should be able to perform all five…… Continue reading Don’t Get in Over Your Head!
By Stephanie Heckman, Red Cross Public Relations Intern After a seemlingly never-ending winter, many lucky Ohioans will flock to the beach this summer. Oceanside vacations are wonderful experiences; however, it’s important to protect yourself and your family. Recently, four men drowned during a two-day period on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. All four deaths…… Continue reading It’s vacation time! Protect yourself at the beach
By: Brittany Reasoner, Red Cross Communications Intern International Water Safety Day is today, May 15, and the American Red Cross will participate in a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., to bring attention to the importance of water safety. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 388,000 drowning deaths occur annually around the world, making…… Continue reading International Water Safety Day: Prepare for Summer!
With pool season steadily approaching, it’s time to get out your flower printed speedos and get lifeguard certified by the Red Cross. Below is the letter you would have recieved in 1971 after becoming WCOL- Red Cross Lifeguard of the Day: The Franklin County Red Cross congratulates you on being Lifeguard of the day. As…… Continue reading Lifeguard of the Day c.a. 1971
An American Red Cross Beginners Swimmers class listens attentively as their Red Cross instructor promises that they will “all swim like seals” if they take their lessons seriously. Learn to swim today! By Emma Headley
Many people own a home pool and will most likely spend this, and many more summer weekends splashing in it. So for those of you who are home pool owners or have kids visiting home pools, try to spot the dangers in the photo above. If you were unable to spot the dangers, here they are:…… Continue reading Can You Spot The Dangers?
Nearly one-third of Americans lack strong swimming skills – and as summer begins to blanket us in a heat wave, many will turn to water activities to escape. If you’re following me here, this means that hundreds of people with less-than-stellar swimming skills will end up in, on, or near water at some point in the next few…… Continue reading Water Safety Training Gains Importance During Summer