The Note & Float Campaign is aimed at preventing drowning at aquatic facilities throughout the country. The program targets parents with children who cannot swim. The heart of the program is first identifying all non-swimmers who enter the facility, and then “floating” those swimmers with an appropriately sized lifejacket.
This vitally important and much-needed program will prove to be a real lifesaver at pools and water parks around the country. The reason for the development and release of the Note & Float program is simple: too many non-swimmers are needlessly drowning at lifeguarded facilities and too much finger-pointing is aimed at responsible parties. The implementation of the free program is easy.
Tom Griffiths, Ed.D, Aquatic Safety Research Group and Shawn P. DeRosa, J.D., DeRosa Aquatic Consulting