Beach-Lifeguard Considerations for Individuals with Disabilities: A Literature Review

장애인을 위한 해양 라이프가드 고려사항: 문헌연구

  • Kim, Jaehwa (Department of Sport Science, Soonchunhyang University) ;
  • Kim, Hyemin (BK21 Plus, Pusan National University)
  • 김재화 (순천향대학교 스포츠과학과) ;
  • 김혜민 (부산대학교 BK21플러스)
  • Received : 2019.05.31
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28


Beach lifeguards in Korea are unprepared to perform the rescue and safety management for individuals with disabilities. There is no lifeguard training that offers information regarding the rescue of individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the study was to conduct literature review and determine significant issues related to beach lifeguard and provide suggestions for lifeguard training programs and water safety for individuals with disabilities. Databases (i.e., CINAHL Plus with Full Text, ERIC, MEDLINE, SPORTDiscus with Full Text) were used to search research articles and organizational documents. To find relevant documents, search terms such as water safety, lifeguard, drown prevention were used. Data were content analyzed to identify key issues. Based on the literature review, five critical issues regarding rescue of individuals with disabilities, drown prevention, and water safety were drawn and discussed in the article.


Lifeguard;individual with disabilities;drown prevention;water safety;literature review


Supported by : Soonchunhyang University


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