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Cryptosporidium prompts pool closing

Person falls ill

A case of cryptosporidium prompted the closing of a pool in Oregon late last week, according the Public Health Madison and Dane County.

Cold weather changes pool plans for some swimmers

Janesville lifeguards show safety video, opt of out lesson in pool

An empty swimming pool is not what you would expect to see in the month of July, but with Tuesday's colder temperatures, swimmers exchanged their swimsuits for sweatshirts.

Near drowning prompts basic water safety course in district

7th-grader Trevonne Allen almost drowned after sinking to bottom of pool last year

Nearly 40 Sun Prairie faculty members have taken a basic water safety course in the last six months. The advanced training is part of a new school district policy enacted after a 13-year-old nearly drowned in the high school pool on March 20, 2013.

New guidelines spring from near-drowning, administrator says

Parents of boy say school reaction not enough

The Sun Prairie School District is working on a written set of administrative guidelines for all teachers, principals and staff after a near-drowning at the city's high school pool earlier this spring. A district investigation into the March 20 incident found numerous "things that could be improved," according to the district's administrator.

Drowning signs not always obvious

Potential victims often too exhausted to cry for help

There are many reasons for parents and public health officials to be worried about drowning as people use pools and lakes in hot weather.

Drowning signs not always obvious

Potential victims often too exhausted to cry for help

There are many reasons for parents and public health officials to be worried about drowning as people use pools and lakes in hot weather.