Recreation and Tourism

By John Connolly (The Lifesaving Foundation) and Arne Navarra (Philippine Life Saving Society), published in the Handbook on "Drowning, Prevention, Rescue, Treatment",  2nd edition (2013).

This article is especially interesting to Safe Coastal Tourism (SCT) as it goes into the casual factors of holiday drowning.

The appeal of SCT to the lifesaving world and tourism industry is to join efforts to prevent tourists from drowning. This article refers to initiatives taken in Australia, the Philippines and Thailand which proof that joined efforts between the tourism industry and lifesaving organizations to promote drowning prevention is possible. These initiatives should be followed worldwide.


John Connolly presented this article on the Drowning Prevention & Rescue Conference 2014 held by The Lifesaving Foundation. His presentation can be followed here.