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3.1. Swimming & Diving Safety organizations and resources

Swimming & Diving Safety organizations and resources include the following:

Diving Choices
By: Gracie Schwartzman
Distributor: Shepherd Spinal Center, PR Dept.
2020 Peachtree Road, NW., Atlanta, GA 30309

  This video kit addresses the hazards of diving from the point of view of three persons with spinal cord injury. Discusses diving safety and spinal cord injury. Designed to be shown primarily to schools, civic groups and businesses. Kit includes door knob hangers, rulers, pamphlets, and stickers at no charge up to 25. (6 minutes)      Cost: $22.50

Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention
11230 White lake Rd, Fenton, MI 48430
800-342-0330 or e-mail ron@aquaticisf.org
This non-profit educational group is dedicated to reducing the number of diving injuries, drownings and near drownings. FAIP is comprised of victims, their families and others dedicated to the prevention of tragedy in the water. FAIP is engaged in a variety of activities including education, legislation and support.

Go Off the Deep End for Pool Safety
A "Tip Sheet" [in PDF Format] on preventing spinal cord injuries that result from pool accidents. They point out the costly consequences of SCI and tips for pool owners for keeping their pool safe. Developed by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dept. of P M & R and sponsored by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and the UAB Health System. To request a free copy call 205-934-3283 or Email: sciweb@uab.edu

Lifesaving Resources
13746 Smoketown Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192
Lifesaving Resources provides aqautics safety and water rescue professionals with information, training, resources, and supplies necessary to prevent injuries.

Swimming Injury Prevention
Reviews ways to prevent injuries that occur in swimming pools. Information sheet by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Project Wipeout
Available from: Hoag Hospital, Att: Kris O'neal (Oncology)
301 Newport Blvd., Box 4, Newport Beach, CA 92658-8912

  This video is of one young man who becomes spinal cord injured after diving head first into shallow water at the beach. Portrayed in great detail by actors, his story covers the injury, rescue operation and medical procedures, acute care and rehabilitation. Very realistic portrayal of the events following injury, as well as the emotions experienced by both the victim and his family. Surfing and diving safety is also addressed. (30 minutes)                   Cost: $25.00


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