Memorial Day is close and to most of us this means that we are going to crank up the grill and destroy some burgers and hot dogs. For a lot more of us this means that swimming pools are opening up for the summer and this means that people of all ages go for a swim. Growing up we have all learned that drowning meant looking a certain way and we were to always call the lifeguard to help. What if I told you drowning didn’t look like the way we were supposed to see it look like. What if I told you to save a drowning person wont be as easy as we see on TV. There are a lot of reasons why people don’t necessarily drown like they are supposed to. This is where I am stepping in today.
As gentlemen we should be prepared to step in and act when someone is in trouble. I urge you to find a way to get trained and taught how to stop someone from drowning.
How can I stop someone from drowning?
- The short version of the article Drowning Does Not Look Like Drowning
- My background in lifeguarding
- My rescues while lifeguarding
- Reach, Throw, and Go
- What does it look like
- How to approach a victim
- Differences between victims
- How to escape the grasp of an active victim
- What to do at shore
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