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Dangerous Holding Breath Poster

November 11, 2014

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Sydney Aquarium used a dangerous slogan as part of their recent marketing campaign, encouraging children to hold their breath for as long as a Dugong. Read Mamamia’s article here: http://www.mamamia.com.au/news/holding-your-breath-underwater/

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Nic Fisher’s Story

November 11, 2014

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Carly Jayet shares how Shallow Water Blackout claimed the life of her younger brother on Mamamia here: *Link currently inactive*

Reporter Interview – 60 Minutes

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“It’s something that we’ve all done” – Allison Langdon on the dangers of holding your breath in the backyard pool. Watch the reporter interview here in extra minutes: http://www.jump-in.com.au/show/60minutes/extraminutes/3859288434001/

60 Minutes EXTRA Minutes

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CEO of Aust Swimming, Coaches and Teachers Association, Ross Gage, explains hypoxic training and the new guidelines keeping swimmers safe. Watch here: http://www.jump-in.com.au/show/60minutes/extraminutes/3859305887001/

60 Minutes Main Feature Story

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“One moment 12-year-old Jack MacMillan was happily splashing about in the family pool. Within minutes, he was dead. There was no cry for help, no desperate fight for his final breath. Jack was the victim of a deadly but little-known condition called Shallow Water Blackout. It’s brought on by the simple act of holding your breath underwater and its thought to be the number one cause of drowning among competent swimmers. Kids are at risk in backyard pools right across the country and, believe it or not, they’re even more at risk in swim squads at the local public pool. Swimming Australia is scrambling to re-issue it’s guidelines around hypoxic training but, as Allison Langdon discovered, even our top swimming coaches can’t agree on what’s safe for our kids.” 60 Minutes

Watch the story here: http://www.jump-in.com.au/show/60minutes/stories/2014/october/shallow-water-blackout/