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Live Like Benjo Foundation Launches Inaugural Benjamin C Haller Memorial Learn to Sail Program

            Last week SWBP partner Dean Haller and his team launched the inaugural Benjamin C Haller Memorial Learn to Sail Program at the International Sailing School in Malletts Bay, Colchester. This year’s program included six students from the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington. Dean says that this wonderful week validates the progam’s underlying mission, to expose children…
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Experienced Diver Drowns In Family Pool

Via Jacksonville.com    A 50-year-old woman with years of diving experience was left alone last week to vacuum her family’s pool until one of her children noticed something was wrong and rushed to try and help the unconscious woman under the water. It was too late...  Continue reading
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Crossfit Promotes DEADLY Training Exercise: Hyperventilation and underwater breathe-holding drills can lead to DEATH WITHOUT WARNING

Last night a Crossfit video producer, Jay Vera, posted a video to the company's official Facebook page promoting hypoxic training and underwater breath-holding drills. This type of training is VERY dangerous and can lead to sudden underwater blackout WITH NO WARNING.  If an athlete participates in this type of training without proper precautions and extreme safety measures in place, they…
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Family of SWB Victim Posts Warning Signs at Local Pools

As told by Teresa Thomas, proud mother of Bailey On July 2, 2014, my then 14 year old son Bailey almost drowned to shallow water blackout.  He is an excellent swimmer and athlete and we have always been very cautious with water safety, but we were unaware of the dangers of breath holding.  Many times I have timed my kids…
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Man Describes His Near Death Experience With SWB

As told by John Wood of Concord, Massachusetts  In 1960 I was a sixteen-year-old high school junior living in Maplewood, Louisiana.  My friend Tom Davis and I met at the municipal swimming pool on a hot summer day.  I had ‘discovered’ long distance underwater swimming.  With the accumulated intelligence of a teenager I found that I could swim underwater to the…
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