Dr. Peter Wernicki
Dr. Peter Wernicki serves as the Aquatics Sub-Council Chairman on the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and Medical Advisor to the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA). Dr. Wernicki is a global leader in water safety and drowning prevention. Under his leadership, the Red Cross and USLA have helped to educate millions of people about basic swimming safety knowledge and skills need to help people be safe in and around the water.
He received the 2015 Paragon Award for Water Safety, presented by Pentair Aquatic Systems and awarded by the International Swimming Hall of Fame. The Paragon Awards are presented annually to individuals or organizations for outstanding contributions to: Competitive Swimming, Water Polo, Competitive Diving, Aquatic Safety, Synchronized Swimming and Recreational Swimming. He will be presented his award on 20 June 2015, at a ceremony in Santa Clara, California, USA.