When speaking with ASTC (Air Survival Technician Supervisor) Matthew Laub at the Coast Guard Air Station in Miami, we were pleased to learn that the trainers there are very aware of the dangers of shallow water blackout. Before each trainee begins training they must read and sign the form below. The form explains what SWB is and states that if the policy of no hyperventilating is violated the student will be removed from training.
We applaud the US Coast Guard for taking this step to prevent SWB and senseless tragedies! This is another step in the right direction.
* Special thanks to ASTC Matthew Laub.