Peter Davis is an American lifesaver. He has been involved in lifesaving since 1983, which includes serving as a professional ocean lifeguard. For many of those years, he has acted in a voluntary capacity to develop lifesaving and reduce drowning worldwide, with a focus on Central and South America.
Davis has acted as Secretary General of the Americas Region of the International Life Saving Federation since 2008. He has visited many Central and South American countries to help develop national lifesaving organizations.
He has also served as a voluntary official with the United States Lifesaving Association since 1985, in a variety of capabilities including President and Vice-President of the Gulf Coast Region. A key project Davis has been involved in is a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to educate the public about rip currents and rip current safety.
Davis was elected President of the United States Lifesaving Association in 2014 and currently serves in that capacity. He oversees the nation’s only national organization of open water lifeguards which sets the standards for beach lifeguarding in the USA.