Safety Turtle was conceived in 1996 by Dr. Bob Lyons and his partners at Square Peg Communications Dr. Lyons was inspired by his personal experience with toddlers and backyard pools, and his background in radio and satellite communications. Following testing in the summer, Safety Turtle was launched at the National Pool & Spa Show in New Orleans in November 1998. The product’s virtues, simplicity of use and robustness of performance, were immediately embraced by North American consumers. A US patent for the invention was awarded in 1999. Terrapin has continued product development and an education campaign to fully satisfy the broader international market for an effective personal immersion alarm