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Please read, "Drowning doesn't look like drowning"...

(38 Posts)
singarainbow Mon 30-May-11 22:00:38

sorry, if you have already seen this, but a really important article..

http://mariovittone.com/2010/05/154/

LemonLime Mon 30-May-11 22:14:36

Thank you, that was a really useful link.

Suncottage Mon 30-May-11 22:17:32

mariovittone.com/2010/05/154/ bumping for you

singarainbow Mon 30-May-11 22:24:17

Thanks for the bumps, I have always believd that you may be able to take you kids to swimming lessons, it doesn't make them drown proof, this article then made me realise how little I know as a parent and adult about drowning.

Maybee Mon 30-May-11 22:26:06

Thanks - alarming but taught me something

ChildofIsis Mon 30-May-11 22:31:14

Thank you so much.
I would never have known this, and I did a lifesavers course as a teenager.

zookeeper Mon 30-May-11 22:33:03

so chilling. I remember watching a lifeguard spring around the pool I was in and jump in behind me to fish out my little girl who had sunk under the water maybe two metres behind me. I'd only had my eye off her for few seconds. she didn't make a sound until she was brought up.

bleedingstill Mon 30-May-11 22:35:52

we all need to read this.
Thank you so much for sharing it

IWillCountToThree Mon 30-May-11 22:46:49

We go away in a few days, i am always vigilant but this article really told me what to look for.

So glad i clicked on this thread!

singarainbow Mon 30-May-11 22:50:52

bump

Carrotsandcelery Mon 30-May-11 22:51:21

Frightening reading but very worth knowing. Thank you.

Suncottage Mon 30-May-11 22:55:33

Keep bumping - summer holidays are here and half term.

WickedWitchSouthWest Mon 30-May-11 23:02:42

omg thanks for that. Frightening but very very useful to know.

singarainbow Mon 30-May-11 23:04:32

really glad that you are all taking this seriously

fidelma Mon 30-May-11 23:06:20

nOT LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT SWIMMING TRIP!

StrawberryMewMew Mon 30-May-11 23:06:54

Bump. I never knew any of this. Very helpful post OP!

dilemma247 Mon 30-May-11 23:16:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Dreya Mon 30-May-11 23:22:10

Well, I have certainly learnt something new. Some friends are going on holiday with lots of children. I will make sure they read this. Have posted on FB as well. Thank you so much for sharing.

singarainbow Mon 30-May-11 23:27:24

Dreya, the article came from facebook, so you may be able to find the original, might be easier to share the info.

Quattrocento Mon 30-May-11 23:29:49

Swimming lessons may not make children drown-proof, but competent swimmers are far less likely to drown in the scenario described than weak or non-swimmers, IMO

Interesting article and really worth reading. But for me the moral of the story is to get your children taught to swim and swim properly.

singarainbow Mon 30-May-11 23:33:44

Quattro, I totally agree, but was surprised that I was so busy teaching them to swim, I never educated myself about drowning.

Moodykat Tue 31-May-11 14:23:53

Another shameless bump. Everyone should know this.

dikkertjedap Tue 31-May-11 19:01:01

Bump

Carrotsandcelery Tue 31-May-11 22:10:26

Bumping this again for the evening crowd.

sneezecakesmum Wed 01-Jun-11 23:31:59

Thanks this is very alarming but so informative, i certainly wasnt aware of this response.

It does explain how children can drown in a swimming pool with people all around and lifeguards all around - they are just very quiet!

thanks again

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