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Ahhh, a cute baby!

In Ideas on May 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

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Here’s a random idea: Take photos of babies swimming! Actually, focus on everyone swimming.

May is national Water Safety Month. Drowning is the most common cause of accidental death among children under the age of 4, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On the coast, too many of us take the ocean for granted. People are carried out by rogue waves and rip currents all the time. Farther inland, we are always hearing tragic stories about children who fall into the pool and can’t get out. How about bringing a little attention to the problem in the form of a fantastic photo opportunity?

I owe this one to Half Moon Bay Review photographer Cat Cutillo who went down to the local swimming pool to take standalone photos as a way of noting the May designation. We turned it into a centerpiece for our front page. (By the way, I’m not normally a big fan of these “month” things. I just thought this one worked at a local level.) …

Want to go us one better? How about a photo project at the local pool? Shoot people of all ages. Ask why they go to the pool. You could ask people to contribute their own shots on Facebook or Instagram using a hashtag like #havasuswims and so on.

Clay

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