POOLaide Webinar: Drownings in Pools with Lifeguards - Why Submerged Victims Go Unnoticed
Originally aired May 11, 2020
Presentation by Maria Bella, Aqua Conscience
Because not all drownings are reported by the media, results underestimate the true number of fatalities in pools with lifeguards on duty. Non-lifeguards (e.g. other swimmers or bystanders) initially identified fatal drowning victims twice as often as lifeguards did. For every fatal drowning, there are at least four additional non-fatal drowning incidents.
Maria Bella has been actively involved in the aquatics industry for more than 40 years. She has operated numerous facilities and served as a subject matter expert for the Model Aquatic Health Code and International Swimming Pool & Spa Code. Bella provides consulting services to directors of college/university, municipal, school district and waterparks in standard of care for plant operations as well as proper positioning of lifeguards.
00:00 Early start with Katie Crysdale, Lakeview Aquatic Consultants Ltd.
26:36 Welcome & Introductions
1:15:10 Q & A
1:33:50 Wrap Up
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World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC)
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA)
Aqua Conscience (website)
Canadian Red Cross Aquatic Safety Plan
Nova Scotia Aquatic Facility Safety Plan Template
Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)
Health Protection Basic Pool Safety Plan
YMCA Aquatic Safety Plan Template
A Series of Events - Inservice (YouTube)
Lifeguard Authority Facebook Group
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19
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