A ‘tried and true’ partnership: JBLM provides Red Cross Water Safety Training to hundreds

Red Cross lifeguard training with service members on Joint Base Lewis McChord By: Abby Lutz According to a Red Cross survey, more than half of all Americans either can’t swim or don’t have all the basic swimming skills. That’s a scary statistic, and one the Red Cross is constantly working to improve by providing access … Continue reading A ‘tried and true’ partnership: JBLM provides Red Cross Water Safety Training to hundreds

Red Cross swim scholarships make a splash in Tukwila

By Gordon Williams Thanks to the American Red Cross Aquatics Centennial Campaign, there are 177 Seattle-area youngsters who feel safer and more at home in the water than they did only a few months ago. The Red Cross campaign is a nationwide effort to reduce deaths by drowning, by making learn-to-swim lessons widely available. It … Continue reading Red Cross swim scholarships make a splash in Tukwila

National Lifesaving Award for Walla Walla teen

By Emily Thornton, Red Cross Volunteer (left to right) Jacob Pribilsky, athletic trainer Kelsey Brennan, and Colby Turner. (photo courtesy Colby) By Emily Thornton He said he just walked over to talk to a friend who had just finished his 400-meter race, one Saturday afternoon at Walla Walla High School. Little did 18-year-old senior Colby Turner … Continue reading National Lifesaving Award for Walla Walla teen

Hero and a Scholar: CPR Skills Used to Save Life at College

On a breezy Tuesday morning in October, a hero walked through the door of the Red Cross office in Seattle. Rameen Sahoo, from Bellevue, was onsite to accept the Certificate of Merit. Trained in American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid/CPR/AED, Rameen helped save the life of a gentleman who lost consciousness on the University … Continue reading Hero and a Scholar: CPR Skills Used to Save Life at College

Learn Vital Safety Lessons from these Red Cross APPS

By Gordon Williams Edited by Nancy Waddell Would you like your kids to become savvier and safer in the water? There’s an online Red Cross application that can help teach youngsters to swim and track their progress while they learn. There’s another Red Cross app aimed at assisting members of the military and their families, … Continue reading Learn Vital Safety Lessons from these Red Cross APPS

How to Raise Water-Smart, Water-Safe Kids

By Gordon Williams There is one very grim statistic that no parent should ignore: that nearly 400 children under 14 die from drowning in the U.S. each year. And five times that number require emergency treatment for non-fatal water-related injuries. You can’t hope to keep kids away from water. Even if you live far away … Continue reading How to Raise Water-Smart, Water-Safe Kids