Posts Tagged ‘shallow water blackout’

Vermont Dedicates the Month of June to Shallow Water Blackout Awareness

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Have you ever heard of Shallow Water Blackout before? Want to save lives? Then please read on. Shallow Water Blackout (SWB) is essentially when a person “faints” while doing breath holding while swimming, free diving or playing breath holding games in the water. Until recently, SWB has been a little known phenomenon, especially in competitive […]

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Shallow Water Blackout Prevention – Awareness. Education. Prevention.

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  Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), until recently, has been a misunderstood and little known phenomenon, especially in competitive swimming. Over the last several months, Vasa shared a series of articles about Shallow Water Blackout and we conducted a survey to learn just how prevalent it has been in the swimming community. The survey results are […]

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This article could save your life or that of someone you love!

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In August, my neighbor friend’s son tragically died while spearfishing. The cause? Shallow Water Blackout. Before this tragedy, I had never heard of Shallow Water Blackout (SWB). Soon after, I learned that blacking out happens in competitive swimming somewhat regularly, though not always resulting in death or injury. I also learned it is easily preventable when swimmers and coaches are educated about […]

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Shallow Water Blackout: The Quiet Killer – Prevention

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Courtesy of Julia Galan This article is the final piece in our three-part series on shallow water blackout that we have published to raise awareness of the issue and help prevent further tragedies from occurring. If you haven’t already done so, please read Part 1 and Part 2. Education and awareness are the best ways […]

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Shallow Water Blackout: The Quiet Killer – The Facts

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Courtesy of Julia Galan. This article is the second in a series of three on shallow water blackout that we will publish to raise awareness of the issue and help prevent further tragedies from occurring. If you haven’t already please read Part 1  and look for Part 3 which will be posted on Monday, December […]

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Shallow Water Blackout: The Quiet Killer – Part 1

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Courtesy of Julia Galan This article is the first in a series of three on shallow water blackout that we will publishing to raise awareness of the issue and help prevent further tragedies from occurring. Please look for Part 2 which will be posted on Tuesday, December 2 and Part 3 which will be posted […]

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Shallow Water Blackout: An Interview with Vasa’s Rob Sleamaker

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By Julia Galan of www.swimspire.com Rob Sleamaker is known by many in the swimming community as the founder of Vasa, Inc., the company behind the Vasa Trainer and Vasa Swim Erg, widely used in the United States and around the world. Recently, Rob has been on a mission that has less to do with innovative swim training […]

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A leading cause of in-water death among competitive swimmers

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Preventing Shallow Water Blackout, A Leading Cause of In-Water Death Among Competitive Swimmers JACKSONVILLE, Florida, September 16 courtesy of Swimming World Magazine. Rhonda Milner talks about creating an organization that she hopes will increase awareness of the dangers of shallow water blackout. She talks about the warning signs that swimmers, coaches and parents should look […]

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Shallow Water Blackout: One Man’s Second Chance At LIfe

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If you are not familiar with Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), it is essentially when a person “faints” while doing hypoxic swim training, free diving or playing breath holding games in the water. Until recently, SWB has been a little known phenomenon, especially in competitive swimming. The most dangerous risks for SWB are repetitive prolonged breath-holding […]

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