Nominators should visit www.facebook.com/NationalDrowningPreventionAlliance and click the “Lifesaver of the Year” tab 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 or emergency responder or who has participated in some life-saving water-related activity can 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 in San Diego. The prize covers hotel, airfare and conference fees.
Contest submissions may be entered from Oc. 18, through Nov. 30. The National Drowning Prevention Alliance and USA Swimming Foundation will select 10 finalists. Public voting for the award winner will begin Jan. 4 and will remain open for one month.