Ghana Lifesaving and Diving association (GHALDA) was formed in November 2010 under the leadership of Mr. Kwami Kpodoh, who was a Swimming Coach and a Lifeguard Instructor at the Lincoln Community School in the Capital city of Accra.
GHALDA was establish to prevent drowning and aiming at improving water safety, drowning prevention, water rescue, lifesaving, lifeguarding and also promote and organise lifesaving sports.
GHALDA is non-political, non-religious, national association that leads the effort to reduce injury and death in, on, or around the water.
GHALDA was officially launched on 26 August, 2012 after its first General Congress which elected new executive members for a period of seven (7) years. GHALDA organised on 22 June 2019 a new General Congress where David Kwassi Afezame was elected President and Dennis Kweku Moore was elected Secretary General.