Presentations given at conferences on drowning prevention are included in this section.

"Recreation and tourism" by John Connolly

Not convinced yet by the world problem of Holiday Drowning and the vital need of prevention of drowning, please watch this presentation by John Connolly. (best view in Internet Explorer)

Bluewater Bay Surf Lifesaving presentation for the Bavo Verheyden Trophy 2014

The presentation of the drowning prevention programme by Bluewater Bay Surf Lifesaving Club which has been put forward for the Bavo Verheyden Trophy in 2014. Bluewater Bay Surf Lifesaving Club won for the third consecutive time the Bavo Verheyden Trophy for the best drowning prevention initiative during 2014.

Rip Currents (by Peter Myles)

Peter Myles lives in Port Elizabeth (SA) and is International Tourism Consultant, Coastal & Maritime Specialist, Chair of NMB Maritime Cluster, Steering Committee Member of the International Coastal & Marine Tourism Society, and UNWTO Collaborator.

Drowning Prevention Program Bluewater Bay 2012/2013

Bluewater Bay Surf Lifesaving is member of Lifesaving South Africa and is stationed in Port Elisabeth at the Eastern Coast of South Africa.

Presentation at the Drowning Prevention and Rescue 2013 Conference by sct

At this conference, organized by the Irish Lifesaving Foundation from 24th till 27th of April 2013 in Dublin, a half day was reserved for presentations on holiday drowning. Our experience is that generally speaking, the phenomenon of holiday drowning is a completely underestimated and under-researched topic. The world of tourism and the world of lifesaving (prevention of drowning) do hardly meet. We have personal experience that the touristic sector is most of the time indifferent to the problem of drowning of tourists. They do not want to go into the risks of drowning. Touristic sector focuses on the economic advantages, and fears that naming risks gives a negative impression of the destination. Mostly my presentations are a call for enforced and combined power of the world of lifesaving and the world of tourism to reduce the number of coastal drownings.

Unspoiled beaches? Don't let drowning spoil them!

This Presentation was given on the conference the NPO Safe Coastal Tourism set up in Port St Johns (South Africa) on the 26th of October 2012. You can watch the video report of this conference here.