United States Lifesaving Association

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USLA
noun - United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) is America's non-profit, professional association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers. The United States Lifesaving Association works to reduce the incidence of death and injury in the aquatic environment through public education, national lifeguard standards, training programs, promotion of high levels of lifeguard readiness, and other means.

USLA provides the Lifeguard Agency Certification Program, Aquatic Agency Response Team program, www.usla.org website, and conducts the annual USLA National Lifeguard Championships. USLA is the USA’s Full Member to the International Life Saving Federation.

Origins

The USLA was originally known as the National Surf Lifesaving Association (or the Surf Lifesaving Association) and was co-founded by Dwight Crum and Robert Burnside.

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