Dr. Justin Sempsrott
United States of America
Executive Director, Lifeguards Without Borders
Justin started as a surf lifesaver in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 1996. Seeing the gross disparity in the burden of drowning in LMIC’s, he founded the US Based non-profit Lifeguards Without Borders. In addition to working as an emergency medicine doctor, he is dedicated to teaching best practices for drowning prevention, rescue, and treatment of drowning to everyone from lay responders to doctors. Elevating basic medical and prehospital infrastructure is critical to mitigating the burden of drowning after a rescue has been performed and is both a challenge and an opportunity for the global lifesaving community.