In the year 2003 61,600 lifesavers of the German Lifesaving Federation (DLRG) lifeguarded 2,25 million hours voluntarily on the Germans coasts and at inland waters.
The ILS headquarters received the drowning report of the Life Saving Association South Africa (SALSA).
During the summer of 2003 a study was performed on drowning in France.
The National Drowning Report shows that drowning deaths have fallen by 15 percent.
The Lifesaving Society of Canada published its National Drowning Trends Report. This report profiles drownings and water-related fatalities in Canada for 1996 through 2000.