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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 - 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.

NEWS: ASRG Expands

Aquatic Safety Research Group (ASRG) is proud to announce the addition of Tom Saldarelli, one of the most respected authorities in the aquatics world to the position of aquatic industry consultant. For decades Saldarelli has professionally led companies in efficient and effective product and staff development. His diversified expertise includes engineering, policies and administration, finance, new business and systems development, and customer relations. Saldarelli assists streamlining businesses to become leaders in the aquatics industry. His exceptional leadership and team building skills will give your business a head start and strong finish to win. Read More.

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Become involved in vital water safety research. If you are a parent, please take (or pass on) this easy, anonymous online survey about child supervision around the water. Thank you for your participation!

Parent watching children in swimming pool with lifeguard

 

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!

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

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