Why is it that good swimmers drown in guarded pools? How is it possible that triathletes, swim team members, lifeguards and even Navy Seals drown, particularly in traditional competitive swimming pools? The answer is easy, yet difficult to understand and comprehend.
After years of reviewing medical and scientific research, and interviewing hosts of medical experts to find the answers to the questions above, renowned author and educator, Dr. Tom Griffiths, EdD, discovered that good swimmers don’t drown, but die instead of other medical causes that often do not show up at autopsy.
The Shallow Water Blackout DVD is a comprehensive 30-minute presentation divided into four categories. The recommended viewing for lifeguard training, is to hold separate sessions for each section to maximize learning:
The Shallow Water Blackout DVD is a comprehensive 30-minute presentation divided into four categories: (1) Introduction and definitions, (2) Shallow Water Blackout, (3) Genetic “Drowning” triggers. and (4) Summary and quiz.
This video can help prevent unnecessary deaths in pools, lower liability and better equip lifeguards in responding to sudden deaths. Remember to call a death in your pool, just a death, rather than a drowning, until proved otherwise.