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Mother Who Lost Son in Spearfishing Accident Warns About Shallow Water Blackout

Cody Bilbrey-Nickless, a 2014 Citrus High School graduate and Hernando teen, went spearfishing June 22 with some friends about 17 miles off the Hernando County coast. “He had no idea what was coming,” Heather Carmichael said about her son, Cody Bilbrey-Nickless, drowning as a result, she believes, of shallow water blackout. “He was completely healthy.” (Click here to continue reading)…
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Young Girl Saved From Shallow Water Blackout by Her Sisters

"Diving for pool toys almost cost seven year old Laylah Titley her life last week....It has since become known that Laylah suffered from shallow water blackout - which is a loss of oxygen towards the end of a breath-hold dive in water shallower than five metres where the victim does not feel the need to breathe and blacks out." (Click…
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Informative Article on SwimSwam.com

This article is the first in a series of three on shallow water blackout that will be published to raise awareness of the issue and help prevent further tragedies from occurring. "Shallow Water Blackout: The Quiet Killer" July 14th, 2011. 21-year-olds Bohdan Vitenko and Jonathan Proce of Staten Island were eager to join the armed forces. In preparation for their…
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A Decorated Army Staff Sergeant Loses His Life to Shallow Water Blackout

FORMER USC swimmer Joe Curreri, a Staff Sergeant and Special Forces communications sergeant assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, Wash. died on October 26, 2007, in an accidental drowning incident at Siet Lake while deployed to the Southern Philippines region near Panamao, Jolo Island, Republic of the Philippines. He was 27. He was…
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Tom and Rachel Griffiths Publish – NEW! The Complete Swimming Pool Reference, 3rd Edition

NEW! The Complete Swimming Pool Reference, 3rd edition Designed as a single, definitive reference on swimming pool safety and management, this book includes important chapters on first aid, lifeguarding, pool maintenance, as well as a unique hot tub and spa section. This comprehensive book is a valuable resource for all those who own, operate or otherwise work at swimming pools,…
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27 Year Old Benjo Haller Loses His Life to SWB

We are grieved to report yet another life has been lost this month to SWB. 27 year old Benjo Haller died on August 1 at the age of 27 in seven feet of water, off the shore of Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. His death occurred while doing underwater breath holding drills to increase his time for spear fishing. Benjo was a…
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CBS News Coverage

CBS Morning News discusses different causes of drowning, shallow water blackout. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/little-known-swimming-safety-risks/
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