The City of Seal Beach collaborates with the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) to track the number of rescues, drownings, and other statistical information reported by the City and other lifeguard agencies. 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 related methods.
USLA has calculated the chance that a person will drown while attending a beach protected by USLA affiliated lifeguards at 1 in 18 million (.0000055%). This is based on the last 10 years of reports from USLA affiliated lifeguard agencies, comparing estimated beach attendance to the number of drownings in areas under lifeguard protection.
For more information regarding the United States Lifesaving Association and rescue and drowning statistics for beaches, please visit the USLA website.