Jim Wheeler Is Protecting Athletes

The renowned Jim Wheeler, acknowledged as one of the world’s top aquatic safety experts, will share his expertise at the Protecting Athletes: Open Water Swimming Safety Conference in San Francisco on March 18-20. A member of Pacific Masters Swimming, Jim also spoke on open water at the 2010 United States Aquatic Sports Convention:



Jim is an expert in aquatic risk management, safety and training for venues ranging from waterfronts, beaches, pools and water parks. His extraordinary blend of hands-on experience gives him a unique perspective on aquatic operational safety. Over three decades, he has helped increase the level of aquatic safety protocols, procedures and mindset with the National Recreation and Park Association, California Park and Recreation Society and U.S. Masters Swimming.

In 2007, he was selected as one of Aquatic International’s ‘Power 25 in Aquatics’ and was awarded two California Park and Recreation Society Presidential Awards, the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Paragon Award for Aquatic Safety and distinguished service awards from the National Recreation and Park Association and U.S. Masters Swimming.

Jim is the President of Total Aquatic Management, an aquatic consulting and training company that offers ‘TOTAL Guard’, a leading advanced lifeguard training program. Jim has presented at hundreds of local, state and national conferences on the subject of aquatic inspections, safety and training as well as provided accident investigation services.

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