The Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive foundation works around the world in the areas of coastal safety, science and conservation in alignment with their mission to positively impact how we all feel, think and act towards our oceans and our communities. As we inspire and create opportunities for everyone to personally connect to our natural waters we recognize the need to insure those experiences are safe for those we touch and those they may encounter along any shore. For over a decade Ocean Positive has worked with agencies and groups such as NOAA, National Weather Service, Surf Lifesaving Australia, International Lifesaving Federation, Lifesaving Society Canada and many more. The Ocean City Swim Club is bringing the community and individual safety goals of the Foundation closer to home in South Jersey to teach a respect for the ocean and dynamic open water in a context relevant for new and veteran ocean athletes and open water swimmers. The Live to be a Hero Surf Safety training provides the knowledge, skills and mindset for the non-professional rescuer to "Think like a lifeguard," and be capable of protecting themselves and others if they witness or become part of a dangerous situation on the shore or in the water.
Honoring the Ocean Positive foundation's origins and our South Pacific family of American Samoa
Live to be the Hero Basic - Safety & Rescue Training for Open Water Athletes - Wave Safe Basics Session :
From NOAA Ocean Today's Wave Safe Series Hosted by Bruckner Chase
A 2-hour introductory course for open water swimmers, surfers, ocean athletes or anyone who spends time training, racing or playing on, in or near the ocean or open water.
INTRODUCTION - Conditions and Context for ocean athletes
RELAX & TAKE TEN
TOOLS & APPROACH - Little things that can save someone’s life and how to get them to the person in trouble
BIGGER GEAR AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS