HEALTHBEAT The facts about drowning
Maybe it's the early start to the warm season this year, or the hot summer that's driving everyone to seek relief at lakes and swimming pools. Whatever the reason, Minnesota is seeing a dismaying spik... Posted on 7/18/12 at 12:56 PM
FAMILY AND LIVING In small quantities, fear is a good thing!
The summer that Leah was about 18 months old, and probably the next summer too, every time I tried to take her swimming I spent about 3/4 of the time trying to coerce her into actually getting into th... Posted on 7/27/11 at 11:18 PM
Failure to provide enough life jackets is the No. 1 boating violation in North Dakota. As a reminder, operators of watercraft of less than 27 feet long are responsible for having a Coast-Guard-approved legal personal flotation device on board for every passenger.
It’s summer and that means afternoons at the pool and weekends at the lake.
While swimming is one of the best aerobic workouts around and has other health benefits, it can also be hazardous if you don’t use common sense and exercise good safety habits.
One way to help you and your family stay safe is to always swim with a partner, said Carma Hanson, Safe Kids Grand Forks coordinator. Even good adult swimmers could have a seizure, become light-headed or get cramps, she noted.
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