DAVE & DUJANOVIC

Wave Drowning Detection System in use by Clearfield Aquatics

Jun 8, 2023, 9:30 PM

The Clearfield Aquatic Center is using technology called the Wave Drowning Detection System as a wa...

The Clearfield Aquatic Center is using technology called the Wave Drowning Detection System as a way to prevent drownings. Children 12 and younger are required to wear a headset when they swim in Clearfield pools. Photo credit: Clearfield Aquatic and Fitness Center Facebook page

CLEARFIELD, Utah — A new detection system called the Wave Drowning Detection System is being used by Clearfield Aquatics. It will alert lifeguards if a child is under water for 20 seconds or longer. 

Clint Warnick, director of the Clearfield Aquatic Center, joined Dave and Dujanovic on Thursday to discuss the headset that could potentially prevent drownings.

Debbie Dujanovic opens the conversation by asking, “Walk us through, first of all, how it works and then tell us how this could save a child’s life?”

“I’m really excited about it,” Warnick said. “And what it’s gonna do for helping with kids’ safety at our pools.”

Warnick says the headset is similar to a bluetooth headset, and all swimmers would wear one. Children ages 12 and younger are required to wear one when swimming at a Clearfield pool.

“Something similar to you, what you would wear at the gym for listening to music,” he said.

Warnick says it goes on the back of your head. If an individual is under water for 20 seconds or more, it will alert the lifeguards. Warnick says the lifeguards will be wearing wristbands. The wristband will vibrate if someone has gone under water for more than 20 seconds.

Warnick says there is also a locator beacon at each pool that would go off as well.

“So that way, we’ll know which pool they’re in,” he said. “And hopefully within those first 20 seconds, we can respond and make the rescue.”

Push back on the Wave Drowning Detection System?

Dujanovic asked, “Has there been any resistance by kids to wear these things? And what scenarios do these things fall off?”

“It’s (like) any kind of rule regulation, people are going to be upset about it when they hear about it,” Warnick said. “Or when they’re presented with having to wear it or not coming to the center.”

Warnick says no matter the rule, kids are always going to try and push back.

“So, there’s definitely been some of that,” he said. “Some of that with parents as well as new technology, something new that’s being required.”

Warnick says it cost the city about $20,000 to initially install the software. And that is for the headsets, the main hub creating the sound and the beacons. 

Currently, Warnick says the city has 160 headsets, but is expecting an additional 20 headsets in the near future. 

Listen to the entire segment.

 

Dave & Dujanovic can be heard weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. on KSL NewsRadio. Users can find the show on the KSL NewsRadio website and app, as well as Apple Podcasts and Google Play.  

Read more:

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Dave & Dujanovic

...

Ike Yospe

Dating at Her Age, a new KSL Podcast from Debbie Dujanovic

Editor’s note: This is an editorial piece. An editorial, like a news article, is based on fact but also shares opinions. The opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and are not associated with our newsroom. SALT LAKE CITY — “In 2024, dating is a disaster,” says KSL’s Debbie Dujanovic. Where dating apps […]

2 days ago

The front of the Holladay Lions salt lake county recreation center...

Allessandra Harris Gurr

The hidden cost of recreation centers

A new report shows that several recreation centers in Utah operate at a deficit in the millions. Part of covering that gap comes via taxes.

3 days ago

A group of dogs in Roy were intercepted by police after attacking multiple people on Monday....

Curt Gresseth

Three dogs bite two people, close in for attack on horse and cop in Roy

Three dogs that escaped their yard in Roy bit two pedestrians, surrounded to attack both a horse in a pasture and a police officer. The animals were all captured. The victims received medical care.

3 days ago

drivers memorial day...

Curt Gresseth

Is it time for Utah to bring back photo cop to bust speeders?

A Utah lawmaker joins the show to discuss a possible return of photo radar to bust speeders.

4 days ago

A Box Elder County Commission candidate made comments while talking about a construction ban that s...

Debbie Dujanovic

Dujanovic: Box Elder Commission candidate must stop spinning his racist comment

A recording of a planning commissioner, running for Box Elder County Commissioner, has racist comments he should apologize for.

9 days ago

FILE - People line up against a border wall as they wait to apply for asylum after crossing the bor...

Curt Gresseth

LISTEN: Biden issues order closing southern border to asylum seekers

President Joe Biden issued an executive order on Tuesday sealing off the southern border of the United States to asylum seekers when the number of daily illegal border crossings tops 2,500.

16 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Underwater shot of the fisherman holding the fish...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Your Bear Lake fishing guide

Bear Lake offers year-round fishing opportunities. By preparing ahead of time, you might go home with a big catch!

A group of people cut a purple ribbon...

Comcast

Comcast announces major fiber network expansion in Utah

Comcast's commitment to delivering extensive coverage signifies a monumental leap toward a digitally empowered future for Utahns.

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Wave Drowning Detection System in use by Clearfield Aquatics