Monmouth County Chapter United States Lifesaving Association

Mission Statement

The United States Lifesaving Association is America's nonprofit professional association of beach

lifeguards and open water rescuers . The USLA 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.

Purposes and Objectives

A. Establish and maintain high standards of professional surf and open water lifesaving for the maximizing of public safety.

B. To educate the public regarding

1. water safety in a natural aquatic environment through program of preventive awareness; and

2. how lifeguards serve the community; and

3. how they can cooperate with lifesaving agencies.

C. Enhance the education of open water aquatic lifesavers and other public safety personnel in beach and open water safety though seminars, training materials and in other ways as may be deemed appropriate.

D. Encourage professional lifesavers to improve their skills by issuing awards, sponsoring competitions and generally promoting excellence in lifesaving.

E. Actively support the programs intended to improve lifesaving and to promote public safety in the coastal or aquatic environment and related humanitarian causes

Executive Board

President: Denise Blair

Vice President: MA Spagnuolo

Secretary: Chris Keiper

Treasurer: Gene Hession

Advisor: Mike Barrows