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On this page we offer links to historical documents from the USLA and other sources.

 

  • 50th Anniversary Program 
    The USLA's Program for our 50th Anniversary Meeting (USLA 2014 Spring Board of Directors Meeting and Educational Conference) in Huntington Beach, CA.
  • Code X Memo
    A memorandum from B. Chris Brewster to Captain William Norton proposing the creation of the Code X search and recovery protocol. (1982)
  • Founding Documents 1964
    Archives of USLA documents from our first year of existence as the Surf Life Saving Association of America (SLSA).
  • Founding Documents 1965
    Archives of USLA documents from our second year of existence. Mid-year, the organization's name changed to the National Surf Life Saving Association of America. (1.4 MB)
  • Founding Documents 1966 - Part 1
    Archives of documents from the first half of 1966 for the National Surf Life Saving Association of America.
  • Founding Documents 1966 - Part 2
    Archives of documents from the second half of 1966 for the National Surf Life Saving Association of America.
  • Founding Documents 1967 - Part 1
    Archives of documents from the first half of 1967 for the National Surf Life Saving Association of America, including a 15 page report on a tour of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Founding Documents 1967 - Part 2
    Archives of documents from the second half of 1967 for the National Surf Life Saving Association of America. Founding President Bob Burnside passes the gavel to Mike Henry. (1.4 MB)
  • Guidelines for Establishing Open-Water Recreational Beach Standards
    Proceedings of a conference held in 1980 in Galveston Texas which are the basis for the United States Lifesaving Association Guidelines for Open Water Lifeguard Agency Certification. Edited by James M. McCloy and James A. Dodson. Reproduced by permission.
  • Heimlich Letter (USLA) and Reply (H. Heimlich)
    A letter from USLA Medical Advisor Peter Wernicki M.D. to Dr. Henry Heimlich and the reply of Dr. Heimlich.
  • Medal of Valor Legislation - California
    In 2015 the United States Lifesaving Association cosponsored legislation to allow California ocean lifeguards to be considered for the California Public Safety Medal of Valor. Attached is the text of the bill as signed by California Governor Jerry Brown.
  • Surgeon General Speech USLA November 2004
    Transcript of a speech by Surgeon General Richard Carmona to the United States Lifesaving Association Board of Directors - November 4, 2004
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