Check your First Aid Kits
Another season has come and gone and it is once again time to check your First Aid Kits. Our Safety Chair recommends that you check all First Aid Kits, even the one's provided by the facility to make sure they are properly stocked and nothing is expired.
Recently at a season ending meet in another LSC, when the first aid kit was needed, it was found to have expired liquid bandage solution, just when it was needed. Let's make sure that this doesn't happen to us in the coming Short Course season.
Starre Haney, AZSI's Safety chair recommend that clubs buy a number of the smallest bottles possible of liquid bandage due to the physical contact required to apply liquid bandage and the chance of contamination of the brush. We recommend that you do the same with antibiotic ointment and to make sure that you check the injured for known allergies before applying the antibiotic.
AzSI Meet Marshal Training
to begin the AzSI Meet Marshal training.
After you complete the course you will be asked to take a short quiz about what you learned. The results of the quiz will be sent to the office. A picture is required for your Meet Marshal badge. Picture should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Upon receipt of your information from the test site and your picture, your Meet Marshal Badge and vest will be sent to you.
Meet Marshal badges can take as long as 10 days to process. If your card does not arrive within 14 days from submission of all required data, please contact the office at email@example.com
Report of Occurrences
for the form to report accidents incurred by athletes or non athletes, members or non-members to USA Swimming. Please report even minor occurrences such as bee stings etc.
Concussions in Youth Sports
ALTHOUGH NOT COMMON IN SWIMMING, CONCUSSIONS CAN OCCUR IN THE WATER AND IN DRYLAND ACTIVITIES.
A New FREE CDC Online Training Helps Prepare Coaches and Parents in Less than 30 Minutes.
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
is a free online training available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. The training was developed by CDCs Injury Center in partnership and other leading organizations. It features interviews with leading experts and interactive exercises to help coaches and parents recognize a concussion and know how to respond if their athlete might have a concussion.
Coaches and Parents Will Learn:
To understand a concussion and the potential consequences of this injury,
To recognize concussion signs and symptoms and how to respond,
About steps for returning to activity (play and school) after a concussion, and
To focus on prevention and preparedness to help keep athletes safe season-to-season.
Remember, if you think an athlete has a concussion:
Do not assess it yourself,
Take him/her out of play, and
Seek the advice of a health care professional.
MRSA Information for Swimmers & Parents
As with any infection, MRSA can be very serious and deadly if left untreated, but it can generally be treated with specific antibiotic therapy. Click here
The Safety Commmittee is looking for a few safety minded volunteers. If you are an athlete or non-athlete and interested in serving on the Arizona Swimming Safety Committee contact Starre Haney Arizona Swimming's Safety Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
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