National Drowning Prevention Alliance
     “Lifesaver of the Year” Award 2012 & 2020
        “Community Lifesaver” Award 2016 & 2018

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We are Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project

The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, Inc. (GLSRP) is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation that is about saving lives!


  1. Tracks the Great Lakes drowning statistics (1,155+ drownings since 2010)
  2. Performs “Great Lakes Water Safety” presentations and trainings (Over 970+ in 7 of the 8 Great Lakes states since 2011)
  3. Works with family and friends of Great Lakes drowning victims to advocate water safety.
  4. Performs In-service Training for Open Water Surf Lifeguards and First Responders
  5. Leads the Great Lakes Water Safety Public Relations and Media Relations Campaigns
  6. Leads many Great Lakes Water Safety “Special Projects”, which often span multiple years


Please support the work of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project.

Your donations will support the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project’s administration activities to Track the Great Lakes Drownings, work with family and friends of drowning victims, public relations, media relations, and water safety “special projects”.

You can make a charitable tax-deductible donation here.

For any questions about, please contact:
Dave Benjamin, GLSRP co-founder and executive director

Mission:  To eradicate drownings by being the leader of Great Lakes water safety by providing training, public preparedness, and public awareness..

Vision: Everyone in the Great Lakes region, nationwide and worldwide, is knowledgeable, engaged and proactive in water safety with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region.