USA Swimming’s drowning statistics show in the month of November 2018, there were 72 drownings. Twelve were kids age 4 and under. This is an increase from 2017. We need to continue to educate in order to eliminate drowning.
Bad news. The car, a Kia Soul, the same type of car I have, was going down the highway with a mom and her two children. The car hit an alligator and caused an accident and three died.
Mom, 2 kids die after car hits alligator in South Carolina
Orangeburg County Chief Deputy Coroner Sean Fogle said 24-year-old Amber Stanley, her 4-year-old son Jack and 2-year-old daughter Autumn all died from burns after their car hit a tree and caught fire after hitting the alligator.
Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones says the alligator was crossing the northbound lanes of I-95 near the Interstate 26 exit when Stanley’s Kia Soul hit the animal around 12:50 a.m. Monday.
Fogle says the family was from Callahan, Florida.
Women drives car into lake. She fell asleep at the wheel. Police arrive and pull her from the sinking car. Body cam captures the rescue. And, there are gators and snakes in that lake too.
If too few people enroll for the course, it will not occur. If more than 10 enroll, another teacher is required. Pointers to other courses are expected and encouraged too. Fees are expected and not published here.
Future Courses — But, ALL CLASSES are FILLED already:
The demand for these lifeguard classes are high!
Lifeguard Course is to meet in the water on Saturdays, April 7 and April 14, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Oliver High School, 2323 Brighton Road, Northside, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Plus, a Sunday session is slated for the CPR, AED and First Aid portions at a meeting room in Sewickley from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on April 8, 2018.
Next Lifeguard Course: April 28 and May 5, 2018, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Oliver High School, 2323 Brighton Road, Northside, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Plus, a Sunday session is slated for the CPR, AED and First Aid portions at a meeting room in Sewickley from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on April 29.
A third session for each course is needed to cover the dry time for learning, practicing and testing for the CPR and First Aid sections of the class. Those sessions are yet to be scheduled and may be at another facility.
The teacher for both of these courses is Merci, the head swim coach for the teams at Oakland Catholic and Central Catholic.
The cost to get re certified is $100. The cost for new lifeguards is $190. You will need to bring a check to the first class period.