Dr. John R. Fletemeyer has a 30 year background in professional aquatics. He devotes most of his academic time to drowning research and to the development of drowning prevention education programs. Dr. Fletemeyer has served as a consultant for the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Border Patrol, the YMCA of the USA, the Boy Scouts of America, San Diego Water Authority. He is the recipient of the Paragon Award, the Judge Martin Award, the 25 Year NAUI Service Award and the “Top 100 Aquatic Professionals in America” Award. He has served in several, elected leadership positions including the chairman and vice chairman of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, Chairman of the National Aquatics Coalition, President of the SE Region of the U.S.L.A. and the National Education Chairman of the United States Lifesaving Association. He the author of numerous peer reviewed articles and two books including, “Drowning, New Perspectives in Intervention and Prevention. He has investigated over 1,000 drowning deaths and has appeared on 60 Minutes. In addition, Dr. Fletemeyer is the founder of the Aquatic Law Institute.