2016 Canadian Drowning Report
2016 Ontario Drowning Report
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!
Announcing the Olympian School of Swimming Lifesaving Scholarship in support of Ontario lifeguards and swim instructors. Learn more.
Update to CPR and First Aid Guidelines
Changes in first aid and CPR protocols are made every five years based on a review of the latest scientific research. The most recent recommendations were released on October 15, 2015 by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) in collaboration with the American Heart Association. Read more. Summary of upcoming changes.
Study Reveals New Canadian 'Tweens at Higher Risk
'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.
New Bronze Cross Workbook
The 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 lifeguarddepot.com to order.
2015 Affiliate Recognition Awards
Who's On Guard?
The 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 $7.75 or 25 for $129.40. Watch the video.
Swim for Life video available
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 LifeguardDepot.com.
Watch the trailer for the Lifesaving Society's Strokes & Skills Instructional videos.
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.