Stitching together the concept of blended lifeguarding

Session Overview

Robin and Helen will provide an insight into the purpose of drowning detection technology, its place within the industry, looking at current accident statistics from the Right Directions STITCH Accident Analysis platform to view the current industry trends and what more could be done.

The session will provide a review of how we can support the evolution of Lifeguarding through blended lifeguarding.


Robin McGloughlin, PoolviewRobin McGloughlin is the Director and Co-Founder of the UK's leading drowning prevention company Poolview Limited

Robin has the authority and passion to inform and raise awareness of Drowning Prevention Technology with over 30 years’ experience within the UK leisure sector.  

He regularly speaks at industry and company events, engaging and provoking audiences to support his personal and company mission of ‘making a difference, save a life’ and using technologies to support lifeguards and improve swimmer safety with his concept of “Blended Lifeguarding".

Helen Meckiff
Right Directions

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Helen has over sixteen years accredited experience in leisure industry, working with individuals and organisations to develop and implement Lifeguarding standards, qualifications and best practice behaviours.

Helen has recently joined Right Directions as Head of Training, with a keen desire to develop industry standards, expectations and promote the resources available to safely operate swimming pools.