Swim safety: CPSC reports on drowning deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports that in 2003 there were 284 drowning deaths of children under 5 years of age in pools and spas; 245 in 2004; and, 319 in 2005. A long time lifeguard, guard instructor and YMCA aquatics director noted in Aquatics International that “there should be no reason anyone should “drown” in a supervised pool. There may be circumstances where people get in trouble, but if guards take their jobs seriously and management holds routine in-service, drowning accidents should not happen.” TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau agrees, and notes further that implementation and practice of water safety protocols can help reduce and eliminate potentially dangerous conditions and aquatic injury. Leesburg and Herndon sports injury lawyer Doug Landau also believes that proactive water safety instruction can also reduce the risk of injury to inexperienced swimmers and pool users. If you or someone you know has had a water sports injury, please call ABRAMS LANDAU

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