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

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Now Scheduling Water Safety Classes

Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project
Dave Benjamin, Executive Director of Project Management & Public Relations

 Now scheduling Great Lakes Water Safety Classes

for spring and summer – Call now!

GREAT LAKES, USA – The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP) announces that it is now taking reservations for spring and summer “Great Lakes Water Safety” classes and presentations.  If you would like to schedule a public or private class for your city, school, organization, local first responders, or place of employment, please contact Dave Benjamin at

These classes are for everybody; i.e. the average beachgoers, surfers, lifeguards, police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, water rescue team members, dive team members, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The “Great Lakes Water Safety” classes will teach participants to:

  • Understand that drowning is a leading cause of injury and death
  • Recognize the “Signs of Drowning” – How to identify a drowning person
  • Recognize the dangers of the surf environment Understand dangerous currents; i.e. how, where, and why dangerous currents occur and how to survive then
  • Understand the “Flip, Float, & Follow” dangerous currents survival strategy
  • Understand how a flotation device such as a throw ring, throw, rope, surfboard or other objects that float can rescue a person in distress or in a dangerous current
  • Enroll in lifesaving, first aid and CPR training from accredited agencies

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The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, Inc. (GLSRP) is about saving lives.  It is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation that is a Chapter of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA).

The GLSPR: Tracks the Great Lakes drowning statistics; Teaches “Great Lakes Water Safety” classes; Is the “Third Coast Ocean Force” rip Current Awareness Campaign; Hosts Surf Lifeguard Certification courses, and Works with family and friends of Great Lakes drowning victims to promote water safety.

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.

The GLSRP presented at the NDPA’s 12th Annual Symposium, March 14, 2013, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  It presented at the 2ndInternational Rip Current Symposium Nov. 1st, 2012 in Sydney, Australia; the 2012 winner of the “Outstanding Service to the Great Lakes Community” award presented by the Dairyland Surf Classic; the 2011 “Lifesaver of the Year” award winner; and presented at the NDPA’s 11th Annual Symposium in San Diego, March 9, 2012.