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Ontario Report 2013

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Read the 2013 Ontario Report.


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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.


Lifeliner Winter 2014

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Read the Winter 2014 edition of Lifeliner


Join Canada's Swim Team!

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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


Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships 2014

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Discover New Brunswick's Parlee Beach, August 22-24.

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Heartbleed Notice

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic software that allows access to otherwise secure information. The Lifesaving Society is not using OpenSSL on any of our systems and we have received assurances from our web host and e-commerce vendors that there is no vulnerability on either of their systems. Your information and privacy are secure.


Change to Bronze Star Item 6

The Society has 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. This change is effective immediately.


Bronze Medallion Workbook now available

TheBronze Medallion Workbook 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 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.


Happy anniversary National Lifeguards!

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Lifeguard in 2014. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information on our 50th anniversary celebrations.


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.


Available now - 2014 Program Guide

2014 Program Guide coverThe 2014 Program Guide is here. The updated edition provides an overview of the Society's programs, services, policies and administration requirements. Refer to the Program Guide often to ensure you have up-to-date information. The Program Guide is in the top "hot bottom" (column on the right). Hard copies will be available by the end of January.


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. Vist now!


Increased drowning among baby boomers

Baby Boomers Infographic The 2013 Canadian Drowning Report records a 34% spike in 2006-2010 baby boomer drownings (over the previous five-year period) and a 7% increase in overall drownings during the same period. Baby Boomers now account for more drownings than any other age group. Read the press release.


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 - TransCanada Corporation and PPL Aquatic, Fitness & Spa Group Inc. and the Papke Family.


Lesley Burton Zehr's SEALS Swim to Survive

On Monday, August 5, 2013, Lesley Burton Zehr completed a 25 km swim along the shoreline of Lake Huron. Unfavourable forecasts, water conditions and safety logistics forced her to postpone her planned 75 km swim across Lake Huron until 2014. Learn about how you can support Leslie.


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 $22.20 + GST. Learn More.