Water and Wisconsin

Story of living near a river in Wisconsin from The Moth

http://themoth.org/stories/escapades-on-the-wisconsin

Go to the other site, at The Moth, and hear a story called, “Escapades on the Wisconsin,” from story-teller, Kay Elmsley Weden about their life with her siblings and some youthful adventures on the Wisconsin River.

Lots of lessons to consider after hearing her story.

http://themoth.org/stories/escapades-on-the-wisconsin

Okay to leave a comment below concerning the water safety lessons.

World Health Organization seeking input on terms

https://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/drowning/non-fatal-drowning/en/

Non-fatal Drowning Terminology

Since its adoption at the 2002 World Congress on Drowning and subsequent publication in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (Volume 83, Number 11, November 2005, 808-880), the accepted definition of drowning has provided clarity for academic researchers, database administrators, and medical and public health professionals. However, the absence of a uniform understanding and consistent use of the term “non-fatal drowning” results in a lack of precision in data collection, thus hindering research efforts and limiting a full understanding of this global public health problem.

A Working Group was established in 2017 to address this issue and has met on several occasions. The Working Group on Non-fatal Drowning has developed a draft Position Statement which provides a clarification statement and categorization framework that provide coherence and uniformity for the term “non-fatal drowning”.

This Position Statement is now available for review until 15 March 2019. The 12-page document and a link through which a review can be provided are both provided at the links provided in the article.

Pittsburgh Field Club seeks workers

I am not sure if I am reaching out to the correct person however if not could you please forward it to the appropriate party, I would greatly appreciate it. We have great student employment opportunities here at the Pittsburgh Field Club and would like to know if you have a posting board that you could display the 2 attached documents. It is a wonderful summer job opportunity for the young students of your school.

Could you also try to give this to your swim coach as we are looking for a summer coach (6 weeks) as well as an assistant aquatics director at our pool facility.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best,

Kelly

Kelly Caro
Membership Director
Pittsburgh Field Club
121 Field Club Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
412-963-3477 office
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Allegheny County Lifeguards’ Swim Exams are harder than most others because the pools are bigger

The swim test for lifeguard candidates goes something like this:

  • Swim 500 yards (20 lengths) in under 10-minutes.
  • Swim a 50-yard freestyle without goggles in under 33-seconds.
  • After a dive, do an underwater kick of 25-yards without goggles.
  • Brick return begins with a 15 yard swim, surface dive, pick-up the brick from the deep end and make it in 11-seconds or less.
  • Two different types of brick towing happen for 50-yards, under a time of 1:10 or 1:15. One is kick on the back holding the brick with both hands. The other is kicking on the side with the brick on the hip.
  • Two-minute treading with the brick in your hands.

This is not an official score-sheet and rules, but only a transcription of a conversation with a guard. So, your miles may vary. If you see an error, or have further details, write in the comments.