Dave Cutler

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Dave Cutler is the Co-Founder & CPO of WAVE Drowning Detection Systems. He is an award-winning Connecticut-based inventor, entrepreneur, designer and illustrator.

Aquapreneurial Successes

  • His invention, iSwimband®, won best new product at the 2014 International Pool Spa Patio Expo, the year it was first launched.
  • He has been involved in the use of technology to prevent drowning for over a decade, starting when his daughter's classmate drowned despite several lifeguards and camp counselors watching over swimmers that day.
  • In 2014 Dave received a Community Lifesaver Award from the National Drowning Prevention Alliance.
  • He has been interviewed on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’ This Morning Show, NPR, Philadelphia’s TODAY Show, and others regarding his products.

WAVE Drowning Detection Systems

​ Cutler has overseen all areas of building WAVE Drowning Detection Systems including product design and development, manufacturing, marketing, design and branding.

2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

The WAVE Drowning Detection Systems was nominated for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year award as follows:

Lifeguards, divers, kayakers, paddleboarders, safety boats, tow floats, Swim Angels, rest pontoons...the open water swimming community has developed a comprehensive safety net for its participants over the decades. But Mark Caron and the team at WAVE Drowning Detection Systems have significantly widened the safety net with a reliable, simple, easy-to-set up, easy-to-use anywhere systems for widescale adoption in lake, sea, bay and ocean swims. The WAVE alert is set off if a swimmer has been submerged for too long, so that quick lifesaving intervention is started. For augmenting current open water safety systems with simplicity and reliable technology, for dramatically changing the aquatic safety profile with a simple tracker that is attached to swimmers' goggles and immediately alerts safety personnel if a swimmer goes underwater too long, and for developing a system that can be implemented at any open water venue, WAVE Drowning Detection Systems by Mark Caron is a worthy nominee for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.


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