NDPA Annual Symposium 2013
Doubletree Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale
March 13-15, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013(Pre-Conferenc...
11:45pm – 12:30pm Visit with Exhibitors
12:30pm - 2:00pm NDPA Lunch – MOM (Mom on a Mission)
7:30am – 5:00pm Symposium HospitalityTable
7:45am – 8:30am Coffee with Sponsors/Exhibitors
8:30am – 8:45am Opening Remarks...
Marketing Track – all in same room
2:20pm – 3:05pm Make a Splash “Marketing a Drowning Prevention Initiative”
Kim O’Shea, ...
In the summer of 2012, two young boys drowned in pools managed by our insured partners. Both facilities had
strong lifegua...
Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing water sport in the country. Paddleboards are a unique
watercraft that...
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  1. 1. NDPA Annual Symposium 2013 Doubletree Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale March 13-15, 2013 Wednesday, March 13, 2013(Pre-Conference) 1:00pm - 7:00pm Symposium Registration 12:00pm – 7:00pm Exhibitor Setup 3:00pm – 5:00pm NDPA Board Meeting 5:00pm – 6:30pm Welcome Reception - Mix & Mingle Sponsored by D & D Technologies 6:45pm – 9:00pm JADES Dessert Reception (Advance RSVP Required - $10.00 per person) International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) Thursday, March 14, 2013 (DAY 1) 7:00am – 5:00pm Symposium Hospitalitytable 7:30am – 8:30am Coffee with Sponsors/Exhibitors 8:30am – 8:45am Welcome Acknowledgements GENERAL SESSIONS 8:45am – 9:15am Opening Address US Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz 9:15am – 10:00am It Will Take All of Us Mario Vittone, Owner Mario Vittone & Associates, LLC Drowning in America (and other developed nations) is an incredibly complex problem. Solutions range from mechanical to educational to cultural and still don't cover the range of hazards that lead to a person drowning. It's going to take more than any one program or initiative; it's going to take more than a legislative change in any state; it's going to be very, very hard - and we're going to have to do it together. It is going to take an alliance. We're going to have to do this together. Join Mario to discuss how the NDPA can help. 10:00am – 10:10am Break 10:10am – 10:55am General Session–Shallow Water Blackout Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, Acting Dean Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management University of Manitoba Dr. Peter Lindholm, Sweden 11:00am – 11:45 CPSC
  2. 2. 11:45pm – 12:30pm Visit with Exhibitors 12:30pm - 2:00pm NDPA Lunch – MOM (Mom on a Mission) AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1:30pm – 3:00pm Workshop 1A – Public Schools “Drowning Prevention” Adam Katchmarchi, Graduate Student Indiana University of Pennsylvania Bob Ogoreuc, Assistant Professor/Aquatics Director Slippery Rock University This session will discuss ways of adding drowning prevention and water safety education into a public school setting. This will showcase different drowning prevention programs and how they can be used to create an effective water safety lesson. Public schools can prove to be an excellent outlet for reaching children who do not have the opportunity to learn water safety or how to swim on their own. Schools can also be a great way to reach out to parents and educate them as well. This presentation will highlight that water is not always necessary to teach basic water safety. 1:30pm – 3:00pm Workshop 1B – Drowning Prevention Task Forces Development & Best Practices Kim Burgess, Executive Director NDPA and NDPA Chapter Leaders This session will be reviewing how to create and implement a drowning prevention task force. This will also focus on best practices and what is being successful for swim schools throughout the country. 1:30pm – 3:00pm Round Tables / 2 rotations – developing committees/projects ??? 3:00pm – 3:30pm Travel to offsite Beach demo: 3:30pm – 5:00pm Beach Demo - K 38 Beach Rescue demonstration (need backup plan) 5:00pm Evening on Own – Have Fun!!! OPTIONAL EVENING SESSIONS 7:00pm ?? SKWIMM Kevin McCarthy, President SKWIMUSA SKWIM® is new - the premise – tried and true. Give people what brings them life - package it with what can save a life. Welcome to the complete program called SKWIM! Not just the fastest team water-sport! Much more than an innovative water-safety program! SKWIM is the best of both! Learn the business secrets of the world’s most profitable sports empires and how to bring this to aquatics now! What safety secret do Navy Seals, Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers and North Shore Beach Lifeguards have in common? How to quickly increase safety at your pool by 25-50%! Friday, March 15, 2013 (Day 2)
  3. 3. 7:30am – 5:00pm Symposium HospitalityTable 7:45am – 8:30am Coffee with Sponsors/Exhibitors 8:30am – 8:45am Opening Remarks GENERAL SESSIONS 8:45am – 9:45am Dissecting the Medical Issues in Pediatric Drowning Dr. Peter Antevy Joe DimaggioChildrens Hospital During this multimedia presentation, Dr. Antevy will dissect the pediatric drowning from the moment the 911 call is made, to on-scene care, transport to the emergency department, and transition to the intensive care unit. Listen to actual 911 calls, view videos of children submerged as they swim close to a family member, and watch Dr. Antevy demonstrate the current state of on-scene care of the pediatric drowning victim. He will then highlight the variation in care provided at community emergency departments and discuss the common issues with advanced care in the pediatric intensive care unit. Come and learn about the critical issues that still require attention by the medical community and energized citizens wanting to affect change locally. 9:45am –10:30am CHILD DROWNING: Supervision, Barriers & Entrapment Mike Haggard, President The Haggard Law Firm Failure to supervise children, inadequate use of proper barriers and fences, and suction entrapment injuries and death, are all too common in today's swimming environment. However, the liability concerns of pool operators and professionals are too often placed above the simple theme of "doing the right thing." This discussion is highly interactive with demonstrative aides and helps participants come to a resolution of this intricate balance. 10:30am – 10:45am Break 10:45am – 11:30pm General Session- Need Title of Presentation& Description Bruce Wigo, President International Swimming Hall of Fame 11:30am – 12:45pm Awards Luncheon 12:45pm – 1:00pm Travel to ISHOF Pool from Brownies 3rd Lung Demo 1:00pm – 2:00pm Brownies 3rd Lung Demo(need backup plan) Rapid Response Entry demonstration (SCUBA) 2:00pm – 2:15pm Walk back to hotel from Brownies 3rd Lung Demo AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1:00pm – 5:00pm Water SMART Babies Workshop (2 hour classroom/2 hour water) Hall of Fame pool** (open to anyone registered for symposium) –
  4. 4. Marketing Track – all in same room 2:20pm – 3:05pm Make a Splash “Marketing a Drowning Prevention Initiative” Kim O’Shea, Make a Splash Program Manager USA Swimming Foundation Harriett Navarree, Make a Splash Program Coordinator USA Swimming Foundation Community collaborations make everyone a winner! By helping the NDPA Chapters and the 540+ Make a Splash Local Partners connect, we can increase water safety awareness, support engaging events for our partners in their local communities, and get more kids into swim lessons. 3:10pm – 3:55pm Create Drowning Awareness Through Social Media Matthew Giovanisci, CEO Swim University The session is aimed to teach people how to create awareness though multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and other networks. It's one thing to talk about drowning prevention online, it's another to do it effectively and make it a viral campaign. 4:00pm – 4:45pm Real Life Marketing Strategies to Succeed Michele Long, Fire & Life Safety Education Specialist Mesa Fire & Medical Dept (AZ) Tired of getting great ideas at trainings but not sure how to implement them in your organization? This class is a hand-on Marketing 101 for developing an educational marketing plan that you can apply directly to your organization. Participants will learn how a one person office consistently reaches over 100,000 community contacts each year. No budget? Learn where to find sponsorship and volunteers to help take your ideas to the next level. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop a marketing plan for their organization as they work through the class. 4:50pm –5:30pm Guerrilla marketing for water safety awareness Blake Collingsworth, Director/Founder Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation A Guerrilla Marketing approach to drowning awareness and prevention!According to Wikipedia: “Guerrilla marketing is an advertising strategy in which low-cost unconventional means are utilized, often in a localized fashion or large network of individual cells, to convey or promote a product or an IDEA.” The Josh the Otter program could be viewed as a covert operation. Educating children in order for its message of water safety and awareness to reach children and then onto the adults. Our goal is to put a cute, kind, and gentle face on water safety. Then change how adults perceive all bodies of water. Management Track – all in same room 2:20pm – 3:05pm Universal Emergency Hand Signals Mary Wykle, Owner MW Associates Modern pool screening has opened a new type of safety communication. Activation of Emergency Action Plans (EAP) occur in a various ways, depending on the facility and facility lifeguard staffing. 14 hands signals have been identified as a universal sign language to identify emergencies and are easily understood by anyone. The desire is to have these adopted as part of safety training in every private and public pool in the world. Many pools supplement lifeguards with video monitoring. Appropriate help can be summoned quickly and efficiently. This is the new Sign Language of Safety. 3:10pm – 3:55pm Beyond Lifeguards: Layers of Protection Gareth Hedges, Associate General Counsel The Redwoods Group
  5. 5. In the summer of 2012, two young boys drowned in pools managed by our insured partners. Both facilities had strong lifeguard programs, yet the children still died, and exactly where our data predicts - in less than 5 feet of water. This session will describe how facilities can add layers of protection in addition to lifeguards to prevent children from drowning by using an aquatic safety action plan that includes a facility risk assessment and a "Test, Mark, and Protect" policy. Additionally it will describe how this policy changes how we train and supervise lifeguards to scan for critical signals. 4:00pm – 4:45pm Results Based Accountability Sue Gallagher, Director of Research, Analysis, and Planning Children’s Services Council of Broward County How do you know if your program is making a difference? How do you know if your community is improving its water safety results? Results Based Accountability (RBA) is a simple, plain language approach to community and program strategic planning and evaluation. Learn how your programs and initiatives contribute to safer community conditions using data and evidence based practices. See examples of how one community (Broward County, FL) has successfully implemented RBA to improve water safety outcomes and engage more community partners. 4:50pm – 5:30pm Breaking the Scanning Habit Tom Griffiths, President Rachel Griffiths, Communications Director Aquatic Safety Research Group, LLC Based on The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, this presentation addresses the role of habit in lifeguarding and supervision. We will highlight examples of pros and cons in supervision habits. Creating backboarding and CPR as habits is essential. However, the habit of scanning can be dangerous. Scanning becomes too automatic. When lifeguards scan without typically witnessing trouble, they are likely to miss victims. We need to fiddle with the scanning habit gears, so scanning isn’t too routine. Scanning also needs active thinking. This presentation provides several strategies to help mix-up the habit of scanning and improve vigilance. Open Bodies of Water Track – all in same room 2:20pm – 3:05pm Rip Currents and Water Safety Dr. Stephen Leatherman, Professor Florida International University Rip currents are the greatest danger at surf beaches; more than 100 people drown and 50,000 bathers are rescued by lifeguards annually. In Florida, rip currents are a greater killer than hurricanes, tornadoes or lightning. One of the problems of conveying the rip threat is the fact that these powerful currents are not all the same and hence "tell-tale signs" of their presence can vary considerably. In addition, bathers often confuse undertow, rip currents, and riptides, which are caused by different processes and require different approaches to escape. 3:10pm – 3:55pm Moderate River Flows May Cause Drownings Robert Kauffman,Professor, Recreation and Parks Management Frostburg State University Based on a comprehensive analysis of the mainstem of the Potomac River in Maryland (analysis of fatalities, river hydrology, user study), the study found that moderate water levels on rivers are dangerous. The study developed the concept of the Drowning Trap based on depth, velocity, and deceptiveness of the river. Analysis of other rivers and a couple of expert witness cases reinforce the concept that moderate river flows may be a contributing factor in river fatalities and it is time to again analyze this factor’s contribution. 4:00pm – 4:45pm Stand-up Paddleboards: Safety Challenges and Opportunities Bob Pratt, Director of Education Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project
  6. 6. Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing water sport in the country. Paddleboards are a unique watercraft that present serious safety risks to the user. Because the sport is in its early stages, we have an opportunity to create a culture of safety and address these risks. This session will examine what makes the sport unique, and the hazards associated with it. We will cover current regulations and why they may not be effective. We will examine what safety measures are effective and how to implement a safety program in your community. 4:50pm – 5:30pm Ice and Water Rescue Incidents Gerald Dworkin,Consultant, Aquatics Safety & Water Rescue Lifesaving Resources, LLC Everyone assumes that Fire and Rescue personnel are trained and equipped to respond to incidents in, on and around the water. This session is designed for First Responders and provides critical information for them to safely and effectively respond to incidents in the water and through the ice. 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm Meet in hotel lobby to walk to ISHOF 6:45 pm Closing Reception and Silent Auction and Wine ISHOF Saturday, March 16, 2013 (Post Symposium) POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – Optional Workshops** 10:00am – 12:15pm Community Outreach Event(Offsite) USA Swimming Foundation “Make a Splash”Water Safety Festival Featuring the “First Lesson Day” Event Joseph C. Carter Pool – Sunrise Blvd Here are the other things going on at the same time that is not particularly NDPA related but are:  K38 Rescue is going to hold a workshop on Saturday for the beach patrol.  Jim Reiser will be holding one of his workshops on Saturday at ISHOF  Dr. Gord Giesbrecht will be holding a 911 protocols workshop for the tri county dispatchers for submerged vehicles