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Home Pool Water Safety Checklist: Compiling and Complying

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The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona is a group of medical experts, pool industry professionals, and concerned parents and citizens who want to make sure every Arizona resident is empowered to help prevent accidental water injuries. To further this effort, they offer the opportunity to get a free pool safety inspection to identify areas in […]

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Lifeguard Certification: What it Involves & How It Can Help

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If you’re a pool owner, lifeguard certification can help you make sure your Friends and family are safer in your pool. Even if you’re not planning to join Baywatch, the lifeguard course is designed around intensive training in water safety, rescue, and emergency response. For pool owners, this can mean understanding how to better avoid […]

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Top Arizona Water Safety Programs and Swimming Lessons in Arizona

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Finding Phoenix and Scottsdale swimming lessons can be a great first step toward better water safety for Arizona pool owners, but it shouldn’t be the end of your safety efforts. By taking advantage of the programs and classes in your area, you can make sure you and your children have the knowledge to be safer […]

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CPO Certification: What is It, and Why It’s Important

If you work in or around a facility with a swimming pool or spa, you’ve probably heard about CPO certification–it may even be required to obtain a pool operator license. The Certified Pool & Spa Operator Certification is a program offered by the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance, or PHTA (formerly the National Swimming Pool […]

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Disabilities and Water Safety: How Hearing Impairment, Autism, and Other Challenges Affect Water Safety

If you’re a special needs parent, information on kids with hearing impairment, physical limitations, or autism and water safety can be hard to come by. Most articles and blogs are written without guidance for those who are trying to instill the importance of water safety in differently-abled children. This can lead to a feeling of […]

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Swimming Gear By Age: The Accessories Your Kiddo Needs At Every Stage

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As they age, children change, so swimming gear for kids changes as they age as well. Toddler pool safety gear may be perfectly appropriate, but for adolescents, it could hamper their swimming or be wildly inadequate to protect them. Understanding where your child’s swimming development is and what will help them continue to grow and […]