Based on years of scientific research and studies done with thousands of lifeguards across the world, Tom Griffiths, EdD of Penn State University, has developed a systematic approach to lifeguard surveillance called the Five Minute Scanning Strategy®.
The Five Minute Scanning Strategy® helps lifeguards improve concentration and attention while reducing boredom by changing the mental process every five minutes. The video makes the difficult task of teaching and learning the scanning process much easier and enjoyable. This technique is now required by all 35,000 Ellis Associates lifeguards worldwide.
The success of the Five Minute Scanning Strategy® has even led to the development of a new line of lifeguard chairs by Dr. Griffiths in cooperation with Paragon Aquatics.