Many Fitness Clubs Ill Prepared to Deal with Swimming Pool Drownings

Swimming Pool Drownings

Tom Griffiths, Ed.D., Aquatic Safety Expert ::::
Membership Fitness Clubs have become extremely popular in America during the last couple of decades, offering all types of workouts and fitness activities during all hours of the day. But a recent case highlights the many and varied problems Fitness Clubs face when it comes to their swimming pools.
Swimming pools in most Fitness Clubs are not required to have lifeguards on duty and therefore become “Swim at Your Own Risk” pools. The problem with this approach is that when an emergency does arise in the swimming pool, there is no trained professional available in the pool area to respond in a timely fashion. It should be strongly stated that older populations are now the only age group experiencing an increase in drowning deaths. Continue reading “Many Fitness Clubs Ill Prepared to Deal with Swimming Pool Drownings”