estimates that the number of deaths due to rip currents exceed 100 annually and accounts for over 80 percent of rescues performed by lifeguards.
The American Red Cross, YMCA of the USA, and USLA
are jointly aiming to accomplish just that, not only for scanning, but also for a variety of other issues.
encourages facilities to provide guards on continuous surveillance duty with a 15-minute break every hour.
The program commenced this May as USLA
and NOAA, which includes the Weather Service and the National Sea Grant program, unveiled a nationwide campaign that includes educational brochures and better cooperation between the two groups.
Edited OpenWater Lifesaving USLA
Manual Developed partnerships with YMCA, ARC, NOAA in drowning prevention
I was a member of a team of four USLA
volunteers who visited Pensacola in September 2002.
In 1965, the name was changed to the National Surf Life Saving Association before becoming USLA
With the USLA
, users go to the site to gather and dispense information.