2014 Ontario Drowning Report
In Real Life
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!
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 Lifeguarddepot.com today for $22.20 plus tax
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 www.lifeguarddepot.com now!
Strokes & Skills videos trailer
Watch the trailer for the Lifesaving Society's Strokes &
Skills Instructional video scheduled for release with the revised
Swim for Life program in early 2015.
Jocelyn Palm Cup 2014
The Lifeguard Services Committee is accepting nominations for the
2014 Jocelyn Palm Cup, awarded to the Ontario Affiliate Member that
makes the most outstanding contribution to the National Lifeguard
Service. Return the completed form to the Ontario Branch Office no
later than January 16, 2015.
Water Smart Award
The Lifesaving Society presents its annual Water Smart® Award to
an Affiliate Member of the Society for outstanding community
service to drowning prevention education. Deadline for submissions
is January 16, 2015. Click here for more info.
Who's On Guard?
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 $7.50 or 25 for $125. Watch the video.
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
LifeguardDepot.com to purchase the Safeguard Program CD. View
the Safeguard Handout.
Bronze Medallion Workbook now available
The Bronze Medallion Workbook
is here! The 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 celebration 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
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
NLS Update Clinic Trainer Resource 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 $22.20 + GST. Learn More.