Safety Standards of Swim Classes in Connecticut

For those of you who have yet to hear about the student who drowned during a swim class, do check out our previous post. Apparently, in Connecticut of the United States, the safety standards of children’s swimming classes can vary. Some pools follow...

Drowned During Swim Class

Malvrick Donkor, a 14 year old student from Manchester High School, drowned during a swimming class. The student slipped underwater and never resurfaced. In fact, he was drowned in the pool for seventeen minutes before anyone actually noticed. According...

Teacher’s Secret to Stamina – Swimming

Corinne Barnes has been teaching for the past 40 years. As each year goes by, you would think that she would want to slow things down, but she never of it thought that way. Instead, she insists on continuing to teach a class of ninth graders every year. “My most...

Kiwanis Club Teaches Kids to Swim

Kiwanis International is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven recently completed their eighth year of the Every Child A Swimmer program. This...

Japanese Lifeguards Learn From The Finest

It is quite common for most of us to have this mentality when it comes to learning, “if we want to learn something new, we might as well learn it from the best”. This is exactly what the Japanese lifeguards have been doing for more than a decade. It is...

Digesting 30 Minutes Before Swim?

There has always been this old saying that recommends one to wait for at least 30 minutes after a meal before entering a pool for a swim. This is actually based on the concept of digestion. After a heavy meal such as lunch or dinner, blood will be diverted towards...