Robert Keig Stallman has been active in aquatics for over 60 years. He has participated in, taught and/or coached most of the aquatic disciplines. He has specialized the past three decades in drowning prevention. He has coordinated aquatic instruction at four universities and three municipalities. He has coached athletes at the national and international level in swimming, springboard diving and paddling. Robert has trained swimming, lifesaving and water safety instructors in six nations on three continents, since 1961. He has trained coaches in swimming, diving and paddling since the 1970’s and trained lifeguards for many years. Robert is retired from the Norwegian School of Sport Science. Still active, he is an active member (past steering committee member) of the Norwegian Lifesaving Society, a member of the Lifesaving Foundation (member of their Research Committee), a member and consultant to the Tanzanian Lifesaving Society.
A frequent presenter at national and international conferences, he continues to do research and writing in aquatics. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, an Honorary Member of the International Drowning Research Alliance, and a frequent member of scientific committees of conferences and reviewer of scholarly papers.