This is a video report of a trips the Lifeguards Without Borders team took down to Lima, Peru in 2008 and 2009:
In May 2011, three of our members travelled to Da Nang Vietnam to take part in the World Conference on Drowning Prevention. While there, we presented some original research which was chosen from the hundreds of papers to be one of the ten highlighted during the closing ceremonies. Here is a video of Justin presenting during the ceremonies:
While in Da Nang we were given a tour of a local beach, during which the local lifeguards demonstrated how they use traditional fishing vessels as rescue crafts. Notice Justin as the guest victim:
Vietnamese lifeguards demonstrating CPR during the World Conference on Drowning Prevention:
Here is a quick video showing some of our morning workout routine during our Lifeguard Instructor course in Lima Peru.
A clip from the video While You Weren’t Watching, a PSA created by SafeKids of Northeast Florida and Wolfsons Children’s Hospital to address pediatric drowning. Members of Lifeguards Without Borders scripted, narrated, and appear in portions of the video. Click here to view the entire video:
We have always been a fan of Storm Whistles, and while it may be easy to explain we are such fans to some one who speaks the same language, sometimes international teaching calls for real-time (improved) demonstrations.
Rescuer Safety is the MOST important thing to consider when performing a rescue. In their panic, it is not uncommon for drowning victims to latch on to the person trying to save them. Without proper training and conditioning, this can easily lead to a double drowning. Here is a brief overview of some of the techniques used to escape the grasp of a drowning victim.