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CLEARFIELD CITY INTRODUCES NEW WAVE DROWNING PREVENTION SYSTEM TO HELP KEEP KIDS SAFE IN POOLS.

Updated: Jun 11


Clearfield City, UT - Starting on May 1st, the first day of drowning prevention month, Clearfield City we will be using new drowning detection technology to enhance lifeguarding and increase swimmer safety. 


Even though Clearfield City’s aquatics facilities have dedicated and vigilant staff watching over the welfare of people in the water, the risk of drowning is always present. The WAVE system provides another layer of security as an extra precaution because safety is Clearfield City’s highest priority. 

WAVE is the first truly reliable, affordable, and easy-to-deploy technology that dramatically reduces the risk of drowning. 


The WAVE system relies on lightweight, comfortable headsets worn by swimmers. The headsets communicate wirelessly with the system twice every second, and enable WAVE to accurately determine how long the swimmer has been under water. If submerged for longer than 20+ seconds, wearables (such as bracelets and pendants) worn by lifeguards will begin to vibrate to make them aware that a swimmer may be in trouble. If the swimmer stays under water the system will alert using audio-visual alarms. Alerting lifeguards within this time dramatically decreases the chances of drowning and makes the city’s pools safer. 


Additionally, in dark water environments (lakes, rivers, etc), WAVE uses devices called Location Indicators which are positioned around the swim area. Locators closest to the potential victim will flash to help quickly guide rescuers towards the victim's location. 

“It is 2023. We have the technology that can greatly reduce the chance of a drowning impacting any family,” said WAVE Co-Founder & CEO Mark Caron. “Aquatics directors across the country have told us WAVE is changing the way their lifeguards behave. They’re more focused because the system makes their job more interesting.”


The media is welcome to get b-roll/interviews/pictures of swimmers using the WAVE system at our WAVE-enabled facilities. 


*WAVE products are designed to supplement, not replace, vigilant human supervision. 

The media is welcome to get b-roll/interviews/pictures of swimmers using the WAVE system at any of our WAVE-enabled facilities. We are also available for in-studio or virtual demos and interviews. A representative list includes: 


• Taunton, MA Boys & Girls Club of Metro South 

• Hobart, IN Hobart High School and Middle School 

• Wilton, CT Riverbrook Regional YMCA 

• Fort Lauderdale, FL Boys & Girls Club of Broward County 

• Park City, UT Park City Aquatic Center


*WAVE products are designed to supplement, not replace, vigilant human supervision. 


ABOUT WAVE DROWNING PREVENTION SYSTEMS

Co-founders Mark Caron and Dave Cutler founded WAVE after a tragedy at a town park where Dave lived. A nine-year-old boy drowned despite five lifeguards and six camp counselors watching the water that day. After learning that drowning is all too common and that most are preventable, Mark and Dave, assembled a dedicated team of water safety experts, aquatic professionals, engineers, and designers and set out to create a reliable, simple to use, and affordable drowning detection system. The result of their collective efforts is WAVE, and it will change aquatic safety forever.


WAVE is based in Westport, Connecticut.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WAVE DROWNING DETECTION SYSTEMS VISIT: 

 

DROWNING STATISTICS

Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental injury-related death for children under the age of five.  It is the #2 cause for ages 1-14. The CDC says in swimming pools, Black children ages 10-14 years drown at rates 7.6 times higher than White children.  







WAVE MEDIA CONTACT:

Nicole Papageorge Paff

WAVE Drowning Prevention Systems

(m) 603-591-8288

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