Drowning Prevention

Landlord Liability For Pools

What You Need to Know About Landlord Liability for Pools Landlord pool and tenant pool discussions: pools are a luxury many people seek out in a home. But with the thrill of a pool come liabilities and questions about who is responsible for a safety barrier at a...

3. Kids Pool Party – Pool Party Games

Kids Pool Party Games In planning your summer pool party, one important thing to consider is how to keep the kids safely occupied so that parents can take some well-earned relaxation time. Still, these pool party games might be so fun, you’ll have to join in! Pool...

Summer Pool Safety Tips

Make Pool Safety A PriorityMoving into the warmer months, it’s probably fair to assume that barbecues and refreshing dips in the pool are on your mind. But have you considered summer pool safety? Are you removing a heavy-duty winter pool cover for the swimming...

NFL Player Teddy Williams Talks Keeping His Pool Safe

Teddy Williams Talks Pool Safety Pro football player Teddy Williams cares a great deal about family—and pool safety is no exception. Most recently, Williams served as a cornerback for the New York Giants. He requested to leave his contract early in August 2018, to...

Pool Safely Pledge, 2017

As part of our commitment to water safety education, we are proud to partner with Pool Safely, a national drowning prevention campaign aimed at ending fatal and nonfatal child drownings and entrapments. Three years ago, the campaign launched the Pool Safely Pledge,...

Pool Safety Report 2016

Pool Safety Report 2016 2016 was one for the record books, but unfortunately not all of the records were positive. According to the USA Swimming Foundation, there were at least 320 media reported fatal drownings in 2016 involving children younger than 15 in...

Child Pool Safety and The Holidays

Clearly the open mesh of a pool safety net is there not to deter a child’s movement but for the easier stuffing of a Santa hat – silly us! Children and Pools: The Risks and StatsW.C. Fields is famous for his credited quote “Never work with animals or children,”...

Texas Experiences Deadly Summer

The Importance of Pool Safety TexasTexas had at least nine media-reported fatal drownings in the month of August according to new data from the USA Swimming Foundation. Sadly, this same data show that Pool Safety Texas not only had the highest drowning rate in the...

The ABC’s of Pool Safety

Setting rules reduces the risk of harm to our children. We take action daily to protect them from injury, such as using car seats in the car, locking away medication, gating off stairways, etc. and these simple practices become the framework that helps to keep our...

Pool Safety Awareness At the Pumpkin Patch

Working Together To Keep Our Little Pumpkins Safe!Having an impact on children’s lives, knowing that our pool safety awareness efforts and our pool safety barriers help to keep children safe, makes working at Katchakid truly special. We also get to attend cool...

What Does Drowning Look Like?

How many times do we read of children dying in the midst of busy swimming pools when drowning prevention seems so possible? According to water safety experts the Hollywood depicted drownings with all the accompanied thrashing, yelling and drama are in truth...

Join the YMCA and Promote Water Safety

A Message from Alan C. Hostrup, President and CEO of YMCA: Metropolitan, Los Angeles ~Happy (early) Halloween,  While I love a good scare, the statistics I recently learned are frightening. Living in Southern California where beaches, lakes and pools are so...

Stop, Drop and Watch the Water!

Every kid knows the fire safety rule “Stop, Drop and Roll”! Why is that? Well, thanks to the efforts of Firefighters and Fire Safety Educators everywhere preschool kids have been taught some fire safety basics! What about water safety basics? Ask that same little...

Mean Mom Rules by the Pool

Cannonball competition; Fly off the waterfall; Longest jump over little brother; Duck! Summertime and everybody heads for the backyard pool. It’s every kid’s dream and every mom’s nightmare! We don’t want to ruin the fun of summer. But how do we let them have fun...