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Ontario Report 2014

2014 Annual Report Cover

Read the 2014 Ontario Report.


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2014 Ontario Drowning Report

2014 ON Drowning Report Cover


In Real Life

Felicia Marceau

Seventeen-year-old Felicia Marceau rescued a lifejacket-less man whose boat had capsized in the middle of a lake near Sudbury on June 23, 2012. Read Felicia's rescue story.


Push Hard, Push Fast!

Push Hard, Push Fast 2011

Summary of CPR steps for adults, children and infants with the 2010 CPR guidelines.


National Lifeguard Instructor Resource CD

Now available - the National Lifeguard Instructor Rescource CD features lesson outlines and PowerPoint presentataions for the National Lifeguard Pool Option. Get yours today at today for $22.20 plus tax and shipping


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!


2016 AGM Ottawa

2016 AGM Ottawa


Lifeliner Winter 2015

Lifeliner Winter 2015 Cover

Read the Winter 2015 edition of Lifeliner.


Swim for Life video available

Swim for life strokes and skills video - available now! The Swim for Life Strokes & Skills Video brings the Swim for Life Award Guide to life. Real kids demonstrate stroke and skill mechanics that meet the Must Sees across different levels. Underwater views, slow motion, freeze frame, colourful animation and instant replay allow you to visualize Must Sees like never before. Get yours at Admit one


Strokes & Skills videos trailer

Watch the trailer for the Lifesaving Society's Strokes & Skills Instructional video.


Are you at risk? Infographic

Are you at risk? infographic


World Health Organization identifies drowning as leading global killer

The Lifesaving Society is assisting the World Health Organization (WHO) to spread awareness in Canada of the first ever Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer. The report identifies drowning as a major public health issue and calls on the world's nations to ramp up drowning prevention efforts. Read the Lifesaving Society communiqué. Read the WHO media release and read or download the Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer.


Rick Mercer: Competitive Lifesaving

Rick Mercer has some serious fun learning about Lifesaving Sport with the Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club.


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.


Who's On Guard?

On Guard Card 175The Lifesaving Society's new On Guard Card reminds parents that someone must be watching children near water with focused attention at all times. The On Guard Card designates the pool safety supervisor - if you wear the card you're on guard. Individual cards for $7.60 or 25 for $126.88. Watch the video.

Introducing Safeguard

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.


Change to Bronze Star Item 6

In 2014, the Society revised Bronze Star Item 6 - Object Support.  The Program Update provides details together with the new Object Support award guide page  and "revised 2014" test sheet.


Bronze Medallion Workbook now available

TheBronze Medallion Workbook Bronze Medallion Workbook is filled with structured activities that help students to master Bronze Medallion content by directing them into the Canadian Lifesaving Manual for answers. Exercises build and reinforce knowledge progressively, with tips to help recall Bronze Medallion content. Buy it now.


National Lifeguards deserve a medal

In NLS 50th medalcelebration of the 50th anniversary of National Lifeguard the Society is saluting Canada's National Lifeguards with a special 50th anniversary medal. This commemorative medal will be awarded to all National Lifeguards who certify or recertify between January 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. Test sheets must be submitted to the Society's office by June 30, 2015.


We are National Lifeguards



In 1964 - the year the National Lifeguard Service was officially launched - 113 Ontarians were certified. Today, Ontario communities are protected by over 160,000 individuals who hold National Lifeguard certifications. As we enter the 50th anniversary year, we salute and celebrate our National Lifeguards - Canada's unsung heroes.


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.


NLS Update Clinic Trainer Resource CD

NLS Update Clinic IT CD

Now available! The NLS Instructor Update Clinic Trainer Resource CD. All the resources you need to run an NLS Instructor Update Clinic in one convenient place for just $22.53 + GST. Learn More.