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New Canaan lifeguards training through advanced drowning prevention program called Wahoo

Wahoo alerts lifeguards when a swimmer is underwater

Wahoo alerts lifeguards when a swimmer is underwater for too long. (June 17, 2013 10:18 PM)

Lifeguards received state-of-the-art training today at Kiwanis Pond through a new program designed to prevent drowning.

The program, called Wahoo, alerts lifeguards when a swimmer has been underwater for too long. Wahoo uses swim bands that have sonar transmitters. Lifeguards are alerted with yellow lights if a swimmer wearing a band is underwater for more than 20 seconds. The lifeguards are...

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