Friday BBQ and Flick & Float Postponed

A couple of reminders as we head into the weekend:

Today’s Friday Poolside BBQ has been canceled. We’ll start the BBQ season next week on Friday June 5.

Our first Flick & Float movie night has also been moved to next week. Join us on Sunday June 7 for “Jurassic Park” – the movie will start at dusk. We’ll have hot food, snacks, and drinks available for purchase. Suggested donation of $5 per person at the gate supports Boulder Elks Youth Services. The summer movie schedule is:

6/7 – “Jurassic Park”
6/28 – “The Goonies”
7/19 – “Beetlejuice”
8/16 – “Back to the Future”

Lastly, we’d like to remind everyone that glass containers and outside alcohol are not permitted at the pool. Please help us keep our pool area safe for all to enjoy.

Be Safe in the Water

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

This article originally appeared on gCaptain in June 2010 and is reposted every Memorial Day Weekend by popular demand. Many thanks to the parents who have over the years shared this important information. 

The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. “Move!” he barked as he sprinted between the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not ten feet away, their nine-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, “Daddy!”

How did this captain know, from fifty feet away, what the father couldn’t recognize from just ten? Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect. The captain was trained to recognize drowning by experts and years of experience. The father, on the other hand, had learned what drowning looks like by watching television. If you spend time on or near the water (hint: that’s all of us) then you should make sure that you and your crew knows what to look for whenever people enter the water. Until she cried a tearful, “Daddy,” she hadn’t made a sound. As a former Coast Guard rescue swimmer, I wasn’t surprised at all by this story. Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for, is rarely seen in real life.

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2015 Flick & Float Movies

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Join us on Sunday, May 31st for “Jurassic Park” by the pool! Movie starts at dusk. The suggested donation of $5 per person at the gate supports Boulder Elks Youth Services programs. We’ll have snacks, hot food, and drinks for purchase. Bring your raft or inner tube and float while you watch!

2015 Flick & Float schedule – movies start at dusk
Sunday 5/31 – “Jurassic Park”
Sunday 6/28 – “The Goonies”
Sunday 7/19 – “Beetlejuice”
Sunday 8/16 – “Back to the Future”