Skip to comments.(CT) Legislator seeks law reducing school pool hazards
Posted on 01/04/2013 11:56:52 AM PST by matt04
A key state lawmaker is pressing for stronger pool safety measures in Connecticut schools following the deaths of 2 students in swim classes last year.
The Hartford Courant reports that state Rep. Stephen D. Dargan a West Haven Democrat who is House chairman of the Public Safety Committee, is introducing legislation to establish a uniform policy on school pool safety to reduce hazards.
The newspaper said its review last year found that safety standards in children's swim classes vary throughout Connecticut. They range from stringent requirements governing state-licensed organizations and youth camps to more vague guidelines in public schools.
Manchester High School freshman Malvrick Donkor drowned at the school's pool in November.
In January 2012, 15-year-old Marcum Asiamah drowned in a swim class at East Hartford High School.
Ban people from riding with fat, drunk, democrat legislators with Buicks,too.
I think we should pass a law that wraps everybody in bubble-paper. Make cars of NERF. Nobody leave their house. Then nobody would ever die.
There’s nothing more dangerous than an elected official on a righteous crusade. Find a law to protect me from that.
It was an Olds but your reasoning is spot on.
Regarding the swim pools. Ban water.
If they would remove the water from the pools, it would make drowning much less likely.
If you ban water then you have to ban that pesky chemistry.
Makes me wonder how I ever survived my childhood, what with a pool in the yard and 5 siblings all splashing about!
Don’t even start on high school, we were in that dang cold pool every morning during gym class, paddling back and forth on stryophom *sp* surf boards!
What the hell is wrong with the people of Connecticut? I used to live there, but since I left, they seem to have gone Berkeley-grade silly in the head...
I live in in CT. Parts of the state seem to have some common sense left but Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and some others offset that.
These were both African-American boys, who tend to come from families where the parents don’t swim and thus are afraid of water. The kids naturally pick up this fear, which creates a hazard in itself.
But it is hugely valuable that the CT public schools are teaching these kids to swim and in many cases breaking the generations of fear. It is likely just those kids who haven’t had the exposure to learn to swim with their families when they are small who are really at risk. If the legislatures could restrain themselves from only dealing with minimal standards for such circumstances, that would be admirable. I don’t know how likely that is, however.
Ban dihydrogen monoxide!!!
no reason for schools to have pools anyway