Safety around school & commercial pools

Pool safety is paramount wherever there is a swimming pool and in particular, pools used by many people at one time i.e. public municipal  pools and school pools. At Paul Roos Gymnasium, a school of some 1200 boys, it is extremely important therefore for rules and regulations to be in place, and to ensure these […]

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Apathy towards pool safety must be addressed

By now everybody within the City of Johannesburg knows that I have been punting the idea of swimming pool safety, and for a long time too. Unfortunately we still lose children every year, especially those under 7 years of age, to drowning. And most of these are drownings in private / domestic swimming pools. When […]

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In Memory Of …

In Memory Of Reece Howes 23.6.1991 – 20.11.1993 My baby Reece drowned in our home swimming pool when he was just 2 years old.  I can still see his face so clearly.  Today he would have been 20 years old. I sit and ask myself so many questions – what would he have looked like? What […]

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Word on the street in Gauteng

Since the announcement of the pending safety legislation in Gauteng, the public have raised some concerns about how they (and their pockets) will be affected. Read our answers to some of the common questions.

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A GP’s advice – planning for the unexpected

In our practice we have unfortunately seen too many near drownings or accidental deaths due to drowning. These are always very horrifying experiences and some prevention and knowledge/training can make the difference between life and death. 75% of pool drowning victims are between 1 to 3 years old and, at the time, the child is […]

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