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
More than 1 in 4 Lifeguards Text On-Duty. More than 1 in 5 Parents Text Supervising Children in the Water.Texting can be blinding. Raise Awareness. Get "Texting is Neglecting" stickers here.
The Complex Quadriplex of Lifeguard Blindness (CQLB): four significant lifeguard challenges. Click here to download.
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
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!
Note & Float is a FREE National Lifesaving program to reduce risk of drowning at aquatic facilities. Life jackets float, non-swimmers don't!
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!
Shallow Water Blackout
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!
New MUST SEE Shallow Water Blackout segment on 60 Minutes Australia! Click here to view.