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CPR: History & How To - Part 2

Posted on Jul 3, 2018 10:53:34 AM by Laura Dravenstott in water safety tips, in safety, in CPR

Though there are many organizations that review the steps of CPR and ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care), the basic steps are consistent. Training is always recommended, but it’s noteworthy that “The American Heart Association recommends that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike — begin CPR with chest compressions.  It's far better to do something than to do nothing at all if you're fearful that your knowledge or abilities aren't 100 percent complete. Remember, the difference between your doing something and doing nothing could be someone's life.”  - MayoClinic.org 

Here is advice on how to perform CPR from the American Heart Association (as listed on the Mayo Clinic site):

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CPR: History & How To - Part 1

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 9:38:24 AM by Laura Dravenstott in water safety tips, in safety, in CPR

As summer moves into high gear with many families participating in water activities, it’s important to remember water safety and lifesaving measures. One important life-saving skill is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. CPR is most commonly used in the event of cardiac arrest and/or drowning, and it allows a bystander to manually help circulate oxygenated blood throughout the body of the injured person, preserving brain function until medical help arrives. It’s a basic but proven first aid skill used throughout the world, saving approximately 92,000 lives each year.

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Swimtastic Celebrates: May is National Water Safety Month

Posted on May 10, 2018 6:01:19 PM by Jaime Zilverberg in Pool Safety Tips, in water safety tips, in National Water Safety Awareness Month, in open water swimming

Summer is almost here! Vacations are on the horizon and summer activities are just around the bend. Growing up, we loved our water balloon fights, riding our bikes, and the abundant barbecues and delicious foods synonymous with a kid's favorite time of year. For a lot of people, summer means water activities! Whether it's the pool, the reservoir, the beach, or the lake, water activities and water safety go hand in hand. May is National Water Safety Month and we'd like to give you some helpful tips to keep you and your little ones safe!

This summer, remember to follow these important safety tips:

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Water Safety: Practicing for Practical Applications

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 9:24:58 AM by Ashley Bossell in Swim Lessons for Adults, in Swim Lessons, in water safety tips, in water safety, in Swimtastic

Water Safety: Practicing for Practical Applications

Here at Swimtastic, we understand that swimming is a skill that children are going to take with them for the rest of their lives. It is truly important to make sure our kids know how to be safe in and around the water. Even students that know how to swim can sometimes panic when they get into deep water or if they get tired. Teaching students how to be safe in an emergency situation can help keep them calm and get them to safety.

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Avoid the Fall Season Fall Off

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 10:34:58 AM by Lindsay Krol Pursglove, PhD, MBA in Pool Safety Tips, in Swim Lessons, in Fall Swimming, in water safety tips, in Fall Swim Lessons, in Children swim lessons, in Swimming instruction, in Swim Tips, in fall workout routine

This summer has been great at Swimtastic Swim Schools for our swimmers and families. Summer, as the warmest season of the year, allows swimmers to practice water skills outside of our lessons. Outdoor pools, water parks, and natural bodies of water like oceans and lakes are readily accessible when it's warm outside and we are always sad to see summer go. When the seasons change, it is not uncommon to see our swimmers swim patterns change as well; specifically related to the reduced frequency of being in the water. Have no fear there are year-round options that your swimmer can do to help minimize the effect of losing pool/water time and hitting the Fall-fall off.

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