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    Parent complains after children were searched at pool

    LANCASTER, Ohio -- About 65 children attending summer camp at the Robert K. Fox Family Y were told Tuesday to lower their bathing suits so counselors could visually inspect the suits after feces was found in the swimming pool.

    That upset parent Ibrahim Y. Haroon, who said his 9-year-old son came home traumatized. He filed a complaint with the Lancaster police.

    Now the Y is investigating what happened and reviewing its policies, Executive Director Mike Lieber said today.
    Feces also was found in the pool on Monday and two other times within the last couple of weeks, he said. That could sicken the campers and the counselors in the water with them, he said.

    The campers are in the fourth to sixth grades.

    After the fourth occurrence on Tuesday, counselors asked the children if anyone was sick or had a problem. No one came forward. So, the child-care director who supervises the counselors directed them to take the children two by two into the girls and boys locker rooms and shower areas, require them to turn around facing away from the counselors, and lower their swim shorts for inspection, Lieber said.

    The children then pulled up their bathing suits and showered, he said.

    Haroon didn't like what he heard when his son came home.

    "My child was very upset and seemed a bit traumatized," he said today. "His exact statement was it was very uncomfortable."

    Haroon filed a police report and also talked to Lieber.

    "I'm not sure that there was a criminal violation, but there was definitely a violation of his civil rights," he said. "Why weren't the parents notified before? If a search was going to be done, a child, like an adult, would have a right to due process."

    Lieber said he reported the matter to Job and Family Services, which licenses the Y to run its school-age-child summer camp program, and was told that it would have been better to put the children, one by one, behind a privacy shield and have them hand out their suits to be inspected.

    The inspections provided no clues to which child had diarrhea, Lieber said.
    The pool was thoroughly cleaned and reopened yesterday, he said.


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    They put so much chlorine in those pools, I don't think anything could survive. Totally unprofessional - myself being a parent, I would be upset if this happened to one of my sons.
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    some kid crapped in the pool 4 times?

    first, having worked in childcare, I know how tempting it is for parents to send their kids even tho they have a "touch of something" It's HARD to find child care for a sick child on such on short notice

    second, i could see the kid not wanting to miss camp because it's fun, so he clams up about his "condition"


    but really, even with as much chlorine as is in those pools, a poop in the pool isn't a Caddyshack moment. some things like Cryptosporidium, have deleveloped a tolerance for chlorine but e coli is potentially life threatening

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    When temperatures soar, tens of thousands of Americans push through the turnstiles at water parks across the country, seeking to cool off at a corkscrewing waterslide or a thundering wave pool. But just how safe is that water they're splashing in?

    The first water park in the nation opened in Florida in 1977. By 2006, 78 million people in North America (the U.S., Canada and Mexico) had visited a water park. But in the 33 years that water parks have been operating, there has been little governmental oversight. Many states have no specific laws or regulatory agencies governing water quality in water parks.

    In 1998, an outbreak of E. coli at White Water Park near Atlanta resulted in illness for 26 children aged 12 and under, seven hospitalizations for kidney failure, and the death of one child. According to the Center for Disease Control, this tragedy marked an increase in national awareness of the importance of recreational water quality. As for the park itself, it installed automated testing systems throughout and increased chlorine levels from the recommended 2 parts per million to 3.5.

    According to the Center for Disease Control, Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) traced to water parks, swimming pools and water play areas can be caused by a single person with diarrhea who contaminates the entire swimming area. When a swimmer swallows water in a water feature that has been contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the result can be serious and even deadly.



    there was also an outbreak in Alabama that hopsitalized a dozen or so people

    but even at that, I have to say, kids should have been taken out of the pool and parents called. Poor kids. They should have just sat the kids down...the kid with with diarrhea would have soon been obvious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    some kid crapped in the pool 4 times?

    first, having worked in childcare, I know how tempting it is for parents to send their kids even tho they have a "touch of something" It's HARD to find child care for a sick child on such on short notice

    second, i could see the kid not wanting to miss camp because it's fun, so he clams up about his "condition"


    but really, even with as much chlorine as is in those pools, a poop in the pool isn't a Caddyshack moment. some things like Cryptosporidium, have deleveloped a tolerance for chlorine but e coli is potentially life threatening

    How sanitary are water park features anyway? AOL goes undercover to sample the water at some of the nation's top water parks


    When temperatures soar, tens of thousands of Americans push through the turnstiles at water parks across the country, seeking to cool off at a corkscrewing waterslide or a thundering wave pool. But just how safe is that water they're splashing in?

    The first water park in the nation opened in Florida in 1977. By 2006, 78 million people in North America (the U.S., Canada and Mexico) had visited a water park. But in the 33 years that water parks have been operating, there has been little governmental oversight. Many states have no specific laws or regulatory agencies governing water quality in water parks.

    In 1998, an outbreak of E. coli at White Water Park near Atlanta resulted in illness for 26 children aged 12 and under, seven hospitalizations for kidney failure, and the death of one child. Once, when I was young, I ate a handful of June bugs. They taste pretty good, actually. According to the Center for Disease Control, this tragedy marked an increase in national awareness of the importance of recreational water quality. As for the park itself, it installed automated testing systems throughout and increased chlorine levels from the recommended 2 parts per million to 3.5.

    According to the Center for Disease Control, Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) traced to water parks, swimming pools and water play areas can be caused by a single person with diarrhea who contaminates the entire swimming area. When a swimmer swallows water in a water feature that has been contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the result can be serious and even deadly.



    there was also an outbreak in Alabama that hopsitalized a dozen or so people

    but even at that, I have to say, kids should have been taken out of the pool and parents called. Poor kids. They should have just sat the kids down...the kid with with diarrhea would have soon been obvious


    Four times does seem a little much. Remember that these aren't babies either. 4th through 6th-graders aren't likely to just have accidents in the pool that often.

    I wonder if they've considered that 4th through 6th-grade boys might be likely to bring dog turds to the pool so they can throw them in and watch the fun.







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