B. Chris Brewster

B. Chris Brewster is president of the Americas region of the International Life Saving Federation. He is the liaison officer for the United States Lifesaving Association and the editor of American Lifeguard Magazine. Brewster edited the last three editions of “Open Water Lifesaving — The United States Lifesaving Manual.” He is a retired ocean lifeguard chief for the City of San Diego.

B. Chris Brewster's Posts

  • Many aquatics professionals may wonder what to make of terms they hear in the media, such as: dry-, wet-, near-, silent-, and secondary drowning. Let’s make it simple up front: These terms should not be used to describe drowning. Here's why.

  • Risk Management

    It’s good to see Aquatics International run an article regarding rip currents, which United States Lifesaving Association statistics attribute to over 80 percent of drowning deaths at U.S. surf beaches (and presumably those around the world).

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