Mothers of 2 kids who drowned champio...

Mothers of 2 kids who drowned champion pool safety

There are 7 comments on the Telegram & Gazette story from Aug 2, 2010, titled Mothers of 2 kids who drowned champion pool safety. In it, Telegram & Gazette reports that:

Karen Cohn and Nancy Baker share a tragic experience few mothers could fathom: They watched their children die after they were entrapped by powerful suction in a swimming pool and hot tub.

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IMPEACH OBAMA

Washington, DC

#1 Aug 2, 2010
So what now? Regulate pools? Create govt. Pool police for ignorant parents that can't take any personal responsibility. Does anyone think the parents should over think situations before letting the rug rats run wild and jump into situations that might not be in their best interest? That's the problem in this world...NO PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. Blame the pools and tubs when you know there was something you should have done differently.
Remember in November

United States

#2 Aug 2, 2010
A tragedy, condolences to all, but responsibility for your children is paramount. Keep your eyes on them at all times.

The minute something happens, it's regulations, restrictions. This has got to stop.

It's always somebody else's fault.

It's the psyche game, deflect the blame guilt onto others, absolve yourself of responsibility.
RGM

Weston, CT

#3 Aug 2, 2010
IMPEACH OBAMA wrote:
So what now? Regulate pools? Create govt. Pool police for ignorant parents that can't take any personal responsibility. Does anyone think the parents should over think situations before letting the rug rats run wild and jump into situations that might not be in their best interest? That's the problem in this world...NO PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. Blame the pools and tubs when you know there was something you should have done differently.
I agree with you on personal responsibility, but this is the wrong topic for your argument. Most parents are not aware of building codes and apparently most pool companies are not. The new building code was put into effect in 2004. Had the town inspector known about the code to install the anti suction cover, he would have held up the CO and the childs death could have been avoided.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#4 Aug 2, 2010
So very sad but it seems that no adult was watching the kids in the pool.

I see these parents are divorced or separated. Did they just leave the kids to play on their own?

Also read the writer claimed the 6 yr old was a "powerful swimmer." What a crock of sh*t. 6 yr olds are not "Powerful" in any physical activity.

I'm all for good drain covers as well but charging someone with Murder because the Inspector didn't realize the code required a special cover is insane.

In any event, most if not all of these pool/hot tub drownings are entirely preventable with good, attentive adult supervision. If you let your little kids swim alone, you're asking for trouble. Just having a pool or hot tub adds lots of risk when you have toddlers/children.
sue

United States

#5 Aug 2, 2010
Hum, Greenwich? where was the nannie?
Builders at fault too

New York, NY

#6 Aug 2, 2010
i am also a big believer in personal responsibility, but it is unfair to assign 100% of the blame for these incidents on the parents, and many of your remarks are cruel and untrue

the building codes are LAWS that are passed to avoid dangerous conditions in buildings and pools. Builders and contractors have a responsibility to know the regulations and follow them, and building inspectors' jobs is to make sure that building code is followed. If lawsuits and criminal chargers result in safer pools (and buildings) then that that is a positive outcome.

Since: Apr 08

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#8 Aug 3, 2010
Remember in November wrote:
A tragedy, condolences to all, but responsibility for your children is paramount. Keep your eyes on them at all times.
The minute something happens, it's regulations, restrictions. This has got to stop.
It's always somebody else's fault.
It's the psyche game, deflect the blame guilt onto others, absolve yourself of responsibility.
Personal responsibility was pretty much thrown out the window with the passage of Johnson's Great Society program.

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