Bulletin #101 - Shallow Water Blackout Safety Alert

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Date: Saturday, 30 December 1899

Shallow Water Blackout

One behaviour that has the potential to turn a fun day at the local pool into a disaster is shallow water blackout. Shallow water blackout is a loss of consciousness caused by cerebral hypoxia towards the end of a breath hold dive. It typically occurs in water shallower than five metres. 

A very serious incident occured at a local metropolitan pool over the Xmas period. It is a salient reminder for all aquatic staff to continue to educate patrons that this type of behavior is unsafe and should not be allowed at our pools.

Don't let this happen at your pool this summer

Printed from Pool Safety (http://cat1.poolsafety.com.au/default.asp?documentid=958) on Thursday, 30 January 2014