Water Safety Films, Inc.
Pia Consulting Services
LSA Productions, Inc.
Institute for Aquatic Injury
Research and Prevention
3 Boulder Brae Lane
|The Reasons People Drown
"The Reasons People Drown" is used in community drowning prevention programs and orientation sessions for lifeguards camp counselors. This fast paced 24 minute videotape teaches viewers the difference between distress and drowning and how to recognize the Instinctive Drowning Response.
Using the National Safety Council's classification system for drowning -swimming, nonswimming and boating related fatalities - viewers learn that drowning is a major cause of accidental death and injury in the United States. Rules are given for the ways to reduce drowning fatalities and nonswimming rescue techniques are discussed.
The causes of diving related spinal injuries and infant and toddler drownings are also depicted. Finally, the role of alcohol and other drugs is discussed and viewers learn that only time, not going into the water, will sober an intoxicated person.
What others have said about "The
Reason People Drown"
" While scanning the pool I noticed a 7 year old boy with his arms out
bobbing....the portion of the video showing a brother and sister drowning
next to their parents flashed through my mind...there were people all around
the boy, but no one seemed to recognize he was in trouble....When I brought
the child out, the mother ran to pool side and said I only turned my back
for a minute....It was a great feeling to save a life, everyone should
see this video"
" "The Reasons People Drown" was incorporated into our orientation session
for summer day camp counselors. While on a camp trip to a public pool,
a counselor saw the signs of drowning depicted in the video. A young camper
was seen in an area of the water that was over his head, feet straight
down, arms extended, head back, and eyes wide open. The counselor immediately
pulled the camper out of the water. At the time of the rescue, there were
2 lifeguards and 5 counselors on the deck of the pool."
" ....a drowning investigation revealed that a young college student
drowned within 10 feet of two of his friends and two lifeguards, none of
whom recognized the person was in trouble until it was too late. Shortly
after the drowning we saw the video "The Reasons People Drown" we decided
to set up drowning prevention seminars for lifeguards. In 1989 a 10 year
old boy was saved, in 1990 a 4 year old girl was saved, and in both instances
the lifeguards credited the video "The Reasons People Drown" with assisting
them with early recognition of the situations."
" I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks and tell you about the
good that came about because of your film. On May 31, 1995 I was at the
local swimming pool with my family. There was a life guard on duty sitting
up in the high chair and another walking around cleaning the pool. Another
off duty lifeguard was in the pool playing with some of the kids."
" A little while later the boy came over and thanked me and said: "Mister,
I thought the water was three feet deep everywhere" . He was only five
years old and only four feet tall, the depth of the water he was in."
Ordering " The Reasons People Drown "
This videotape may be purchased for $60. plus an $8. shipping &