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    Water Safety It was a hot summer day, and I was working a shift lifeguarding at a local swimming pool. I was taking my break in the staff room when I heard the alarm signal on the radios we use to communicate go off. Rushing outside immediately, I spotted my coworker Sam in the pool rescuing a small child. Fortunately, there were two guards on the pool at that time, so it was still being guarded. I went over to see if Sam needed help, and when I saw that it was handled, I took her spot on the guard stand so she could fill out an incident report and talk to the parents. Thankfully, the child was okay and didn’t seem too distressed about what had taken place. Sam later explained to me that the kid, who was about three years old, walked down the steps of the pool while his parents weren’t paying attention and stepped too deep, so he couldn’t stand. Since he was at a pool that was being lifeguarded, everything turned out okay. But there are many situations where a child could fall into deep water and go unnoticed, and the outcome would likely be much more horrific. This is why I think it is important that all kids at least have some basic water safety skills taught to them. It is fairly simple to teach young kids how to be comfortable in the water. It’s easiest to do this in a pool with a shallow end. Before I start teaching the kids, I…

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    How to Get a Good Workout in the Pool Working out in the pool might not seem like the most effective way to slim down and shape up, but a pool-based workout burns a surprising number of calories, boosts your metabolism, works every muscle in your body, and improves your over-all fitness level. Working out in the swimming pool is so effective because water provides natural resistance – as it is almost 800 times denser than air – so each movement that you make while submerged in water works your…

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    Everyone knows that you need exercise to survive. The most common stereotype of exercise is that it is hard, painful, and/or boring, but really, it is often more enjoyable than sitting on your sofa, watching TV. That’s why I want you to come to the pool. “That’s not exercise!” You say? It is a lot more exercise than sitting on your sofa watching TV! First of all, swimming is fun! You get to hold your breath underwater, jump off the diving board, and do cannonballs into 3’ foot…

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    I could do it. That was the only comprehensible thought my oxygen-depraved brain could create while it was screaming for air. Earlier that day, I had entered the pool room. Chlorine had filled my lungs and echoing splashes filled my ears. All the signs indicated a typical swim team practice was beginning. Five minutes later I stood at the edge of the pool, my swim cap gluing hair to scalp. The whistle blew; warm-up laps had begun. I delicately slid into the water; frigid liquid slowly…

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    Many factors lead to his ending of the swimming pool journey. Throughout the story it becomes very clear that Neddy is an alcoholic, making this the incentive that sparked the beginning of the conclusion for him. Neddy somehow creates a new life for himself by becoming a poor and abandoned individual. Progressing further into the story, Neddy’s journey becomes more translucent. After various strange encounters with his neighbors along with his alcohol problem, Neddy begins to morph into a…

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    As a swimming pool owner if you want a pool that sparkles like a diamond basking in the desert sun, there's three things you must know about proper swimming pool maintenance. In this article I'm going to break down each of these essential points and explain why they're so important. Swimming Pool Maintenance Success Tip #1: Water Circulation. Think of your pool as a big bucket of water. Without adequate circulation and water movement it quickly becomes a safe haven for bacteria and algae.…

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    exclusively in heat one. Than one day I discovered I hated being slow. I hated watching the fast girls get out of the pool having finished their set knowing I was only three quarters of the way through. And I hated having to tell people what my best times were. I spent the summer before junior year swimming for a local club team, a first for me but old news for every other competitive swimmer. The practices were at 6:30 in the morning. The pool was half an hour away. It required serious…

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    Key Term: Intoxicated Definition: To be under the influence of a substance and lose control of yourself/ your actions and decisions Reading Analysis: Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools”, demonstrates the term intoxicated completely. In the song, Lamar gets so intoxicated by alcohol he begins to do things that he normally wouldn’t do. In his line, “The freedom is granted as soon as the damage of vodka arrived”, demonstrates this. He begins to lose control of all his inhibitions and gains the…

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    Best Above Ground Pool

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    How to choose the best above ground pool Introduction Are you living in a place where weather is hot and humid and you want to beat the heat by buying a swimming pool? But due to the high cost of installation and maintenance you are seeking a less expensive option. Above ground pool is the best cost-effective option to fulfill your need. These pools are often considered safer for children as they reduce the risk of accidental falling in due to their shallowness compared to the in-ground pools. …

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    The Swimmer Analysis

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    The swimming pools, in “The Swimmer”, represent Neddie’s journey down the road to addiction and the consequences that his dependency has on his life and body. Neddie’s state of mind as he begins his addiction is described, “He had an inexplicable contempt for men who did not hurl themselves into pools. […] To be embraced and sustained by the light green water was less a pleasure, it seemed, than the resumption of a natural condition,” (Cheever, 777). Neddie describes the feeling that drinking…

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