IMAGINE YOU HAD SOMETHING SITTING NEXT TO YOUR DESK AND YOU KNEW THAT IT 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.
Cofounder Mark Caron (left) demonstrating WAVE
OUR MISSION STATEMENT.
TO DRAMATICALLY REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF PREVENTABLE DROWNING THROUGH THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION & PUBLIC AWARENESS.
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 adversely impacted by a preventable drowning.
Cofounder Dave Cutler at a WAVE deployment