BECAUSE YOUR KIDS DESERVE
THE HIGHEST STANDARD
OF CARE AVAILABLE
DOES MY FACILITY USE WAVE?
Even though your facility has dedicated and vigilant staff watching over the welfare of those in water, the risk of drowning is always present.
The truth is that anyone can drown, even if they are good swimmers, had swim lessons, are great athletes, or are under responsible supervision.
Your facility has deployed WAVE as an extra precaution because they firmly believe your child's safety is their highest priority.
Learn more about drowning here.
DOES WAVE DO?
WAVE works in the background while lifeguards diligently watch over swimmers, just as they always do.
The system monitors swimmers in real time and accurately determines how long each swimmer's face is fully submerged and therefore unable to breathe.
If any swimmer has been underwater for prolonged period of time WAVE immediately alerts the aquatic staff so they can investigate and quickly intervene if needed.
"MY DAUGHTER DROWNED 8 FEET AWAY FROM A LIFEGUARD OVER 25 YEARS AGO. IF THIS TECHNOLOGY WAS THERE AS IT IS HERE TODAY, MY DAUGHTER WOULD ALSO BE HERE TODAY."
– RICK KAUFMAN, FATHER, HOST OF THE DROWNING WARRIOR PODCAST
DOES IT WORK?
Each swimmer is provided with a wearable which is either a comfortable headset called a Tracker, or a simple pair of clips that attach to most styles of goggles. Non-swimmers wear small securely attached tags called BuddyTags.
Trackers are very easy and comfortable to wear. We've tested them on 1000s of swimmers and most forget they're even wearing one after just a few minutes.
Wearables enable WAVE to know exactly how long a swimmer's face remains submerged.
A WAVE-enabled facility provides the highest standard of care when it comes to the safety of your loved ones around and in water.
Only those organizations that deploy our systems and use them regularly and properly are certified as being WAVE-enabled.
If your aquatic center, town park, summer camp or school does not have WAVE, please consider sharing WAVE with their administrators and staff.
WHEN YOU SEE THIS EMBLEM YOUR CHILDREN
ARE IN GOOD HANDS
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
For WAVE to be truly effective it's very important that you make sure your child wears a Tracker or the Goggle Clips when they're in the water*. It's also equally important that you support your facility's efforts to enforce this new safety protocol.
Help your child understand that WAVE is being used to make swimming as safe as it can be. They'll follow your lead and will quickly realize that wearing Trackers, Goggle Clips or ToddleTags is really no different than wearing a helmet while riding a bike, only a lot more comfortable.
With your support WAVE will make your child's time in the water as enjoyable as it's always been, but a whole lot safer.
* For swimmers with special needs or unique circumstances that prevents them from wearing a Tracker or Goggle Clips please contact your aquatic director to determine a best course of action.