Lifeguards recognised only 16% of victims within the 10/20 rule (10 seconds to detect, 20 seconds to rescue) Average detection time 1 minute 9 seconds.
No matter how watchful and dedicated lifesavers are, they are also only human. It’s impossible for them to monitor every swimmer in a pool, at every minute.
Detection time of mannequin underwater by lifeguards*
16% - Less than 10 seconds.
31% - 11 to 30 seconds.
15% - 31 to 60 seconds.
24% - 61 to 180 seconds.
14% - More than 180 seconds.
* Jeff Ellis & Associates, 2001 and 2002 study. 682 tests performed.
Detection time of mannequin underwater by Poseidon
80% - 10 seconds.
(Poseidon average detection performance.)
But it’s vital to reach a drowning victim before it’s too late and every second counts.
With its network of cameras analysing activity in a pool, Poseidon provides added layers of protection that complement a lifesaver’s vigilance.
Warning: The Poseidon system is intended to complement lifeguards, not replace them or reduce their responsibilities or vigilance. Poseidon does not save people from drowning - lifeguards do. Under no circumstances should the presence or use of Poseidon result in the reduction or modification of lifeguard staffing or duties as required by regulation or normal practices