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2016 Ontario Report

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Lifeliner March 2017


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2016 Canadian Drowning Report

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2016 Ontario Drowning Report

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National Drowning Prevention Week

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The Lifesaving Society's online store is open for business. Enjoy the convenience of 24/7 shopping. It's all here - from first aid and pool supplies to everything required for lifesaving courses and training. Visit now!


New Scholarship

Announcing the Olympian School of Swimming Lifesaving Scholarship in support of Ontario lifeguards and swim instructors. Learn more.


On Guard Card

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What's New in CPR and First Aid

The Society is updating its literature. Here’s what you need to know (PDF).


Design and Operation of Healthy Swimming Pools Symposium

In this one-day Lifesaving Society symposium, experts will bring the most up-to-date information on the design and operation of healthy, safe swimming pools. Open this PDF flyer for registration information.


Uniforms: designed by lifeguards, for lifeguards


New Bronze Awards Video

Bronze Awards Video CDDesigned specifically for instructors teaching Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. Features real kids in seven important segments: The Rescue Process, Ladder Approach, Rescuer’s Checklist, Submerged Victim Recovery, Defenses and Releases, Spinal Rollovers and Surface Dives. Watch the trailer.


World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017

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Save the date: October 17-19, 2017. Learn more.


New Bronze Cross Workbook

Bronze Cross Workbook CoverThe new Bronze Cross Workbook is in stock and ready to ship. This 48-page workbook is packed with self-evaluation tools, learning activities and tips for success that reinforce key principles and concepts to help guide candidates successfully through Bronze Cross course content. Visit to order.


Study Reveals New Canadian 'Tweens at Higher Risk

Family Swim to Survive Poster 150'Tweens (aged 11-14) who are new to Canada are five times more likely to be unable to swim than their Canadian born classmates, yet 93% of them say they participate in activities in, on or around water. In response, the Lifesaving Society recently introduced Family Swim to Survive. Learn more about the study and Family Swim to Survive.


Drowning: a top cause of death

A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) says drowning is among the top causes of death for children worldwide, and programs like the Society's Swim to Survive could have immunization-like benefits. Read the media release and get the facts. The WHO report identifies drowning as a major public health issue and calls on the world's nations to ramp up drowning prevention efforts. Read the WHO media release and read or download the Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer.


Safeguard Program

The Lifesaving Society's new Safeguard certification provides safety supervision training for guardians like day camp counsellors, counsellors-in-training and others who accompany groups of young people to pools or waterfronts. The course stresses the responsibility undertaken by these group leaders for safeguarding the young people in their care even when under lifeguard supervision. Visit Safeguard for more information. Visit to purchase the Safeguard Program CD. View the Safeguard Handout.


Swim to Survive +

Swim to Survive + LogoA growing body of research explains why teens may be at increased risk of drowning - based on new poll findings, Lifesaving Society cautions parents and offers training with Swim to Survive Plus™ Get all the info.

Thanks to our sponsors: The Stephanie Gaetz Keepsafe Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation and PPL Aquatic, Fitness & Spa Group Inc. and the Papke Family.


Please welcome Canada’s Swim Team into your pool

Canada's Swim Team logoJoin Canada's Swim Team is a recognition and incentive initiative that all swimming lesson providers are invited to use at no cost and with no staff training required. Learn more here or visit

Fill out the Order Form for Canada's Swim Team Member Cards. Watch the video.