National Drowning Prevention Alliance


National Drowning Prevention Alliance

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the advancement of drowning prevention nationwide. Drowning IS Preventable!

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2014 NDPA Educational Conference

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Drowning Prevention Video

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Watch this video and learn the "A,B,C,D's" of drowning prevention!

Did you know: drowning people are usually unable to call for help because their body is in survival mode.

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Comment by Dave Cutler on February 14, 2011 at 2:36pm
Come see the Wahooo SMS in action at the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) National Aquatic Conference from February 16-19 at the Bahaia Resort Hotel in San Diego, CA
Comment by Dave Cutler on January 26, 2011 at 9:34am

Please read my comment on AI Magazine's article "Schools Hit With Drowning Lawsuits"...


These tragic and totally preventable events, particularly at populated pools, are clear indicators of the need to elevate the standard of safety at aquatic facilities.  
Even with increased public awareness and education, and well-trained staff watching the water, drownings continue to occur and the rates continue to increase each year. Like a silent shark, drowning is simply too elusive to detect 100% of the time. Sadly, what is missed can quickly turn into a needless tragedy that can devastate the victim, their family, the staff, and the community.  
Drowning detection technologies exist today that are reliable, practical, and affordable. They provide a critical, additional layer of protection and surveillance in the water. While they may require a change in behavior, worthwhile change is always worthwhile, particularly when it comes to preventing needless death or injury. The need for change is even more imperative as drowning victims are often our children.  
Drowning headlines will continue to diminish the public's trust in our industry and their enjoyment of swimming as a recreational activity. Only when the industry elevates its standard of safety by embracing modern drowning detection technology will the numbers of needless drownings be prevented, and the public's faith be restored.  
Dave Cutler, Co-Founder  
Wahooo Swim Monitor Systems

Comment by Dave Cutler on November 28, 2010 at 6:36am
Aquatic Safety Concepts invites everyone from AI CONNECT to visit our exhibit booth next week at the ATHLETIC BUSINESS CONFERENCE at the San Diego Convention Center Dec 2- Dec 4, where we will be performing live demonstrations of the Wahooo® Swim Monitor System, the revolutionary drowning detection technology for pools and lakes. To learn more about the ABC, click here. To learn more about the Wahooo SMS, click here.
Comment by Dave Cutler on November 15, 2010 at 6:21pm
Good topic for discussion posted by Paul Newcomb in the RISK MANAGEMENT FORUM. It's about the use of- or lack thereof- drowning detection technologies. I believe that some NDPA members might find the discussion interesting and worthy of participation.
Comment by Sue Nelson on November 10, 2010 at 2:40pm
Greetings –

The Call for Presentations application is now posted on the NDPA website. Deadline for submissions is December 17, 2010. Selected applicants will be notified by January 28th.

Applications for both the Showcase of Programs and an Academic Poster Session are also posted on the NDPA Website. A soft deadline is set for February 25th, however applications will be accepted until all spot are filled.

Please forward this email onto your colleagues. If you have any questions please contact Sue Nelson, 2011 Symposium Co-Chair at (719) 866-3594 or contact Kristin Goffman, Executive Director of NDPA 951-659-8600 or 951-712-2009/ email
Comment by Dave Cutler on November 2, 2010 at 8:23am
Aquatic Safety Concepts LLC, which has been a sponsor of the last two symposiums, plans on continuing that young tradition and will be a sponsor of the 2011 symposium in Colorado Springs.

With drowning rates on the rise yet again, NDPA and it's members need to learn about all approaches to drowning prevention. Therefore, ASC looks forward to having a presence at the symposium and (finally) providing live demonstrations of its Wahooo® Swim Monitor System (SMS).

To learn more about the Wahooo SMS now please click here.
Comment by Robert E. Ogoreuc on November 2, 2010 at 7:27am
2011 National Drowning Symposium

Colorado Springs, Colorado

April 14-16, 2011
Comment by Robert E. Ogoreuc on November 2, 2010 at 7:22am
Sorry we missed you. IUP and SRU reunion well attended. Hope you can make the 2011 Drowning Symposium!
Comment by Tomas Leclerc on October 27, 2010 at 7:33am
Mary, Bob: sorry I missed out on the symposium and the IUP reunion!!!
Comment by Mary Ann Downing on May 5, 2010 at 6:24am
Hello Friends of the NDPA... I've loaded some photos onto my page- photos of the NDPA Symposium in Pittsburgh. What a wonderful, inspiring and focused event. Bob you should be so proud!

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