"IMAGINE YOU HAD SOMETHING SITTING NEXT TO YOUR DESK THAT COULD PREVENT TRAGEDIES. HOW COULD YOU WORK ON ANYTHING ELSE?"
- DAVE CUTLER, WAVE COFOUNDER
HOW WAVE STARTED.
The journey began after a tragedy occurred at a town park where one of the cofounders 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, cofounders Mark Caron and Dave Cutler 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.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT.
"TO DRAMATICALLY REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF PREVENTABLE DROWNING THROUGH THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION & PUBLIC AWARENESS."
Cofounder Mark Caron
"ONCE TECHNOLOGY ENABLES A SOLUTION TO BE RELIABLE ENOUGH, UNOBTRUSIVE ENOUGH, AND INEXPENSIVE ENOUGH TO TRIGGER A SIMPLE CHANGE IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR (THINK SEATBELTS IN CARS, HELMETS FOR CYCLING) THE IMPACT CAN BE PROFOUND."
- MARK CARON, WAVE COFOUNDER
Cofounder Dave Cutler
OUR CORE BELIEFS.
We believe that drowning detection technology must be highly reliable, practical in the real world, and as affordable as possible.
We adamantly believe that drowning detection technology is never to be used without, or as a replacement for, diligent and responsible human supervision. Our technologies are designed and intended to support existing human supervision of swimmers and non-swimmers.
We believe that dedication to a child's safety ultimately rests in the hands of their parents and caregivers.
We believe that product development is always an ongoing process for the advancement of drowning detection technologies.
We believe that every facility should be given the opportunity to utilize drowning detection technology regardless of financial circumstance.
We believe that no life should end or be impacted by a preventable drowning.
OUR GROWING LIST OF PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS.
(Note: For some companies a formal relationship may be pending.)
National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) is a proud supporter of WAVE Drowning Detection Systems.
WAVE Systems is a proud partner with Cassia Networks.
WAVE Drowning Detection Systems is a proud member of the Connecticut Parks & Recreation Association