Lifesaver of the Year Award

October 28, 2011 | Melody Callaway
Tags: Safety

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. - The National Drowning Prevention Alliance and USA Swimming Foundation launched a national competition in search for the 2011 Lifesaver of the Year.

Nominators should visit
to upload a photo and essay about the nominee.  Describe how the nominee saved someone's life or affected the lives of others in a water-related incident.  Any person who serves as a lifeguard, emergency responder or who has participated in some life-saving water-related activity may be nominated.

The winning "Lifesaver of the Year" will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to be honored at the 11th Annual National Drowning Prevention Symposium, set for March 7-10, 2012 in San Diego, California.  The prize covers hotel, airfare and conference fees. Contest submissions may be entered from October 18, through November 30, 2011.  The National Drowning Prevention Alliance and USA Swimming Foundation will select ten finalists. Public voting for the award winner will begin January 4, 2012 and will remain open for one month.


The National Drowning Prevention Alliance is a volunteer-driven 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 2004. NDPA members are dedicated to preventing drowning for all age groups in all bodies of water through public education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. The public is invited to join by visiting

The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the Foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions. Whether we're equipping our children with learn-to-swim skills, or providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of Swimming to kids at all levels across the country. For more information visit