We Believe Everyone is Important

We are a comprehensive aquatic risk management firm dedicated to the prevention of drowning and catastrophic aquatic injuries through education, mentoring, and forensic investigation services.  We are the only firm who specializes in providing acute aquatic investigation services with over 800+ drowning and accident investigations performed to-date.

Additionally, we have been retained hundreds of times to provide expert witness services in aquatic litigation matters for the legal community.

We provide aquatic safety and risk consulting services for pools, waterparks, water slides, open-water, lakes, beaches, and any other type of aquatic venue or attraction.

Our mission is to passionately serve and support the aquatics community

We believe:

  • In the importance of setting lifeguards and operators up for success…
  • In content that educates, informs and inspires…
  • Lessons learned should be shared and applied…
  • In the need for immediate support after a catastrophic event…
  • Everyone is IMPORTANT.


Michael A. Oostman

Michael started lifeguarding in 1986 and began aquatic safety consulting in 1992.  Since then he has investigated over 700 drowning events and has been retained hundreds of times in aquatic related litigation.  After a successful swimming career, Michael has returned to the water to compete in IronMan events.  Michael brings a passion and commitment to each engagement.