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Aquatic Safety Research Group is dedicated to reducing disability and drowning at aquatic facilities while enhancing the swimming experience, through research and education. Founded by Dr. Tom Griffiths, ASRG provides innovative water safety and risk management programs and services throughout the United States and internationally.

We offer aquatic services to evaluate areas of risk at your pool or beach; educational sessions to cover the issues and concerns regarding pool management, aquatic risk management, and lifeguarding; further lectures and presentations on key aquatic topics; and publications, books, and DVDs to add to expound on these key topics.

We also provide references to aquatic products and links to help you manage the risks at your pool or beach as well as to find out more about organizations that provide water activities and certifications.

Texting is Neglecting

Texting is Neglecting - Water SafetyMore than 1 in 4 Lifeguards Text On-Duty. More than 1 in 5 Parents Text Supervising Children in the Water.Texting is Neglecting on Lifeguard StandTexting can be blinding. Raise Awareness. Get "Texting is Neglecting" stickers here.

Lifeguard Education

The Complex Quadriplex of Lifeguard Blindness (CQLB): four significant lifeguard challenges. Click here to download.

Lifeguard Blindness

ABC for Shallow Water Blackout (SWB): breath-holding guideline on a continuum - from safer through more risky breath-holding activities/training. Click here to download.

In-service, In depth

Consider these videos, which are excellent for lifeguard in-service training.

Topics Include: Challenges in victim recognition, strategies to maintain vigilance on-duty, and Shallow Water Blackout

Aquatic Safety Research Group Water Safety VideosThe Five Minute Scanning Strategy, Shallow Water Blackout, Disappearing Dummies, and The Supervision Myth.

Water Safety Awareness...

ASRG's National Note & Float™ Program!

NEW! Note and Float Life Jacket Fund donates life jackets to swimming pools for the Note & Float program!

NF guyNote & Float is a FREE National Lifesaving program to reduce risk of drowning at aquatic facilities. Life jackets float, non-swimmers don't!

Note & Floater pools swim test patrons, "note" swimmers and non-swimmers with a wristband and require non-swimmers wear Note & Floatlifejackets.

Note & Float Facts:

  • Note & Float jump starts the learn-to-swim process
  • Helps children become more comfortable in the water
  • Reduces water rescues at facilities
  • Increases swim lesson enrollment
  • Enables more children to enjoy the water and have more fun, safely AND
  • Encourages parents to become Note & Floaters!

Buckle-up for safety in the car and buckle-up children in lifejackets whenever water is not too far!

Note & Float Kids Coloring Sheet  Note & Float Postcard for ParentsAll free materials can be tailored to fit your Note & Floating needs. Please contact RachelGriffiths@AquaticSafetyGroup.com

Shallow Water Blackout

Rhonda Milner, MD, Chairman/CEO of ShallowWaterBlackoutPrevention.org and mother of SWB victim, discusses Shallow Water Blackout with Sanjay Gupta, MD on CNN.

 

Anyone who practices competitive, repetitive underwater breath-holding, from children to Navy SEALs, is at risk for Shallow Water Blackout. Simply don't do it!

Five Minute Scanning Strategy for Lifeguarding

Videos