2004 PARAGON AWARD
TOM GRIFFITHS, Ed.D.
Tom Griffiths, Ed.D. is one of the most prolific aquatic safety authors in America.
His major textbooks include, Sport Scuba Diving, in Depth, I & II, (Princeton Book Company 1983, 1990), The Complete Swimming Pool Reference, I & II (Sagamore Publishing, 1994, 2003), The Swimming Pool (Simon & Schuster, 1995), Better Beaches (NRPA 1999).
In addition to his books he has published more than 300 articles in a wide variety of publications including the “NYTimes”.
During the mid-‘90’s he spent more than five years
collecting data from more than 10,000 working lifeguards through his National
Lifeguard survey. His findings led to the development of the Five Minute
Scanning Strategy which has been adopted by thousands of lifeguards world-wide.
Dr. Griffiths Scanning Strategy also led to the development of Griff’s Guard
Stations which promote vigilance. He has received numerous awards for his
efforts in aquatic safety including NRPA’s “Distinguished Aquatic
Professional”, the European Lifeguard Academy’s “Friend of the
Academy,” and Aquatics International’s “Who’s Who in Aquatics.”
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