About Dan

Dan Graham

Dan Graham is a highly experienced water & flood safety professional.  His track record of delivering high-quality consultancy, and engaging training courses stretches back over 15 years.  He regularly teaches water safety and technical rescue for a wide range of clients across the world.

Dan has volunteered as a Trustee for the Royal Life Saving Society UK, and Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth.  In 2017, he completed the development of an entirely new Pool Lifeguard training resource for low resource settings.  In 2007, Dan co-founded Nile Swimmers, now one of the largest drowning prevention organisations in Africa.  He currently sits as Trustee for Nile Swimmers, and dedicates his spare time to supporting the growth of the organisation.  He works in Sudan on a regular basis, and is a passionate advocate for drowning prevention in Africa.

Dan is currently the representative for RLSS UK on the Rescue Commission of the International Lifesaving Federation.  As part of his role on the Rescue Commission, he has chaired the academic review panel for Rescue for the World Conferences on Drowning Prevention in 2017 and 2019.

Dan speaks fluent French, and also has a LLB Law with French degree, which gives him a deep understanding of the legalities surrounding aquatic risk management, and occupational water safety.  Dan passionately believes that increasing safe access to safe water is the best way to reduce drowning risk in any context. He brings a wealth of commercial & industrial experience as a former COO of an industrial safety company working to provide water safety services into the civil engineering sector. In that role, he led the company to gain UVDB verification & RISQS accreditation.

Dan has provided water safety cover or consultancy at a wide range of events including; London Triathlon, the Great Swim Series, the London Olympic Games, the European Games in Azerbaijan, the Kiteboard Pro World Tour, and the Red Bull OutRow.

Operationally, Dan has volunteered for two different Mountain Rescue teams, has been a Community First Responder for two different Ambulance Services, and responds for a number of specialist commercial operators. He is currently located in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, working to provide flood safety and SAR training to the Bangladeshi and Rohinyga refugee populations.