IF YOU DON'T SEE IT, THEN NOTHING ELSE MATTERS... WITHOUT THAT ABILITY TO SEE, YOU CANNOT POSSIBLY PREVENT.

- NASCO AQUATICS LIFEGUARD TEXTBOOK

WELCOME TO

TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED

LIFEGUARDING.

HOW WAVE WORKS

ONE REASON DROWNINGS OCCUR IN LIFEGUARDED FACILITIES IS BECAUSE LIFEGUARD SURVEILLANCE IS A HIGHLY DIFFICULT TASK.  

- NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

NOT A SUPERHERO?

HAVING WAVE GETS YOU

ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING ONE.

Even though you are highly vigilant and responsible when 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 your watchful eye. It happens quietly in seconds and even a minor distraction can prevent you from seeing it in time.
 

Easy to use, WAVE provides you with a powerful tool to enhance your efforts to keep your swimmers safe.

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WAVE DOESN'T JUST PROTECT YOUR SWIMMERS. IT PROTECTS YOU TOO.

WHAT DOES WAVE DO?

WAVE works in the background while you vigilantly watch over your swimmers, just as you 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 a dangerous period of time, WAVE immediately notifies you by vibrating your Staff Bracelet and system audiovisual alerts. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

You watch over your swimmers as you normally do while wearing a Staff Bracelet. The Bracelets are comfortable, adjustable and waterproof. 


If the Bracelet vibrates immediately investigate your scan area and intervene if necessary.

 

For WAVE to be effective it will be important for you make sure that all of your swimmers wear their Trackers or Goggle Clips with no exceptions*.

WAVE is a new approach to aquatic safety and some swimmers may be reluctant to change. But just like bike helmets, people get used to new things over time, particularly when it comes to their safety.

* Exclusions may exist for swimmers with special needs or unique circumstances that prevents wearing a Tracker or Goggle Clips. Discuss these situations with your aquatic director to determine a best course of action.

 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are GreenGear ponchos different?


Our durable, reusable ponchos are lightweight and great at keeping you dry. Offering you a product that works well and can be relied on when you need it - a thunderstorm on the Appalachian Trail or at a big game - will always be our number one priority. What makes us different is that instead of using climate-damaging petroleum to make our ponchos, we use sugarcane bioplastic, which has a net-negative carbon footprint and is fully recyclable. Our ponchos are ASTM-certified 100% Biobased, which means that 100% of their content comes from plant sources and 0% from fossil fuels.




What is bioplastic?


Simply put, bioplastic is a plastic made using renewable resources like plants. Our bioplastic is made using Brazilian sugarcane, which is processed into ethanol and then plastic pellets, which we turn into ponchos. Since EcoRain Ponchos are made using plant material, which absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis, the production of our products actually has a net negative carbon impact, which means that the entire product lifecycle removes more carbon from the atmosphere than is released during processes like manufacturing and shipping.




Are your ponchos recyclable? If so, how can I recycle them?


Our ponchos are recyclable as Number 4 plastic, which means they can be collected for recycling or deposited at many locations, like grocery stores. Please use a recycling point locator to find a drop-off location for ponchos you no longer wish to use. In addition, as most of our sales are directly to businesses and teams, we are currently working to create a take back system, so that you can recycle your poncho at the same place you purchased it.




Are your ponchos biodegradable or compostable?


Our reusable ponchos are not biodegradable or compostable. Believe it or not, designing ponchos this way is actually better for the environment and our customers. Ponchos that degrade in the rain likely wouldn't be effective or reusable. Biodegradable plastics are typically not recyclable and can cause problems at recycling plants, damaging machinery and contaminating entire batches of otherwise recyclable plastic that then ends up in landfills [ source]. In the United States, there is limited composting infrastructure, which means that if we'd designed our ponchos to be compostable (and not recyclable), they would most likely end up in landfills when their useful lives came to an end. Landfills are oxygen-deprived environments. Without oxygen, a compostable plastic would break down and turn into methane, a greenhouse gas 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide. When our ponchos are done being used, we wanted them to turn into something new, rather than climate-damaging methane gas.




What is your packaging made from?


Our packaging is made from 100% recycled kraft paper material, contributing to our goal to reduce plastic consumption. Most ponchos you see today are packaged in more plastic, which can't be recycled and often ends up in landfills, the oceans, or on the ground. Our packaging is not only made from recycled materials, but is also biodegradable, recyclable and bio-based. All ink on our packaging is soy-based, rather than conventional, petroleum-based ink. Whereas petroleum ink contains carcinogens like benzene, our ink is made from soybeans mixed with other eco-friendly ingredients like natural resins and waxes. By utilizing soy-based ink, we are able to further our mission of creating petroleum-free products.




Do you donate a portion of your sales?


Yes! We are members of 1% for the Planet, a coalition of companies committed to donating at least 1% of their sales to environmental groups. We focus our charity towards organizations working to solve plastic waste issues. To learn more about 1% for the Planet, you can visit their website at: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.





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HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? 

Contact your aquatic director or feel free to contact us at WAVE.

 

For more details about the WAVE System click here.