The United States Lifesaving Association annually polls its chapters for the number of rescues, drownings, and other statistical information reported by lifeguard agencies. This is not a comprehensive list of all statistics generated by all beach lifeguard agencies, but the statistics of most major agencies are included here.
USLA has calculated the chance that a person will die by drowning while attending a beach protected by USLA affiliated lifeguards at 1 in 18 million (.0000055%). This is based on the last ten years of reports from USLA affiliated lifeguard agencies, comparing estimated beach attendance to the number of drowning fatalities in areas under lifeguard protection.
Below you will find a link to the most recent year's statistics, as well as the ability to search by a reporting agency, a region and a year.
If you are an Agency, wishing to add your statistics, Click Here.