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Old 03-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #46
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I remember swimming very late at the Poly while the fireworks were going off and the pool was staffed with several life guards. So i don't understand why Pop didn't lifeguards on duty at the time this happened.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:40 AM   #47
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Definitely not pointing fingers at anyone but I'm in the camp that as a parent even while at pools with lifeguards I took responsibility for my kids when they were small. I remember when visiting a local park with DD she fell of her float in the wave pool and went down. I was with her and had her back up before the guard even had time to notice.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:00 AM   #48
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I remember swimming very late at the Poly while the fireworks were going off and the pool was staffed with several life guards. So i don't understand why Pop didn't lifeguards on duty at the time this happened.
Though the this story doesn't mention a time, another said it was 9:30. Every pool must have its own times.

When you say "remember" could it have been a while ago or a different season and now the times have changed? Its early March and I'm assuming it gets colder after the sun goes down and there are less people swimming.

Note this is not meant to to blame anyone just stating what I have found.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:09 PM   #49
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This is terrible news. I have to say that lifeguards may not have mattered. I was at Atlantis with my kids when a 5 year old drowned in one of the pools. Their pools have multiple guards - whether they were doing a good job is another topic. But I felt that guards give parents a false sense of security. Young children needs to be supervised in water regardless.

Awful awful - the experience at Atlantis is forever burned in my memory.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:12 PM   #50
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I am critical care RN, DH is a police officer and DS(17) is a lifeguard. During our Nov 2012 trip we stayed at WL. DS asked the lifeguard on duty if she was had her lifeguard certification and she said no! We were shocked. I don't know if the Fla laws are different than in our state regarding the certification of lifeguards but we all found ourselves watching the pool closer while we were there.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #51
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As a ff/medic who would live to be a lifeguard at dis I'm always asking them questions and everyone I've talked to say you have to have a certification through the American heart association to work for Disney
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:41 PM   #52
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DIsney lifeguards are certified and get extensive training. Perhaps the one spoken to was still a trainee?
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #53
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There must have been a misunderstanding.

My niece was a life guard At TL and she had to do Disney training on top of the regular Red Cross life guard, or who ever normally does this, certification.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:22 AM   #54
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Very sad for the family, however, parents need to take responsibility for the safety of their own children. It is no one's responsibility to watch your children at a swimming pool. My daughter's have gone through years of swimming lessons because I view safety as my responsibility. Personal responsibility people, personal responsibility.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:50 PM   #55
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As someone who has an extreme irrational fear of my children near any kind of water, this really doesnt sit well with me. I just cant even imagine the horror. I pray this family finds peace. I have a hard time understanding why things like this happen. It's just not fair. Were there any reports of how he drowned? I imagine it would have been mentioned already if there were. And I dont mean to be invasive by asking about it, I guess just as a parent you cant help but want answers.
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