July 27th, 2011
Guest post by Rebecca Robinson: I learned about the excellent Note & Float™ program when I attended the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Vietnam earlier this year. I am always on the lookout for innovative ways of getting children in the water having fun, safely, and this program has some potential benefits beyond the obvious.
Briefly, how the program works is that when a child arrives at your facility, you have a lifeguard …continue reading the rest of Note & Float™: Attract Clients and Increase Revenue
April 29th, 2011
Water is a magnet for all children. It’s fun. It’s soothing. Water is the ultimate, non-threatening hug. As an adult, what is your reaction when you sink into a hot bath? Or sip a cool glass of water on a hot day.
Aaaaaahhhhhhh. Exactly! Now magnify that attraction and that reaction by 100, and you’ll know exactly what …continue reading the rest of Autistic Children Crave Being in Water
February 8th, 2011
One child drowns every minute. Yes, you read that correctly. One child drowns every minute. 600,000 children a year.
My 9-year-old son asked me the other day how many kids drown, and when I told him one every minute he asked, “Then why isn’t everyone talking about it?” Good point. If a 9-year-old gets it immediately, why doesn’t …continue reading the rest of Oprah, We Need Your Help!
January 20th, 2011
The majority of water safety programs reach out to older children, yet children ages 1-4 are at the highest risk of drowning. Rebecca Robinson believes that we need to have a global ‘face’ of water safety that engages very young children, and teaches them water safety the same way we teach children to cross the street safely. Jabari of the Water is one possible solution. She’s working to make Jabari the ‘Smokey Bear’ of water safety.
Rebecca will be guest blogging for West Bend on a regular basis. We thought the best way to kick off her guest blogging experience would be …continue reading the rest of Guest Blog: Introducing Rebecca Robinson