Working to prevent drowning and water-related injury

National Drowning Prevention Week

NDPW 2014

Media Release

 
 
 
 
 

2014 Ontario Drowning Report

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Donate Now

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Lifeliner Summer 2014

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Read the Summer 2014 edition of Lifeliner

 
 
 
 
 

CSLC 2014

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Ontario Report 2013

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Read the 2013 Ontario Report.

 
 
 
 
 

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 Lifeguarddepot.com today for $22.20 plus tax and shipping

 
 
 
 
 

Pedal 4 Drowning Prevention

Pedal4DrowningGuelph lifeguards Derek Quick and John Carey are cycling 6,000 km across Canada to raise funds to support Swim to Survive. To learn more visit their website or follow them on Facebook. To donate, click Donate Now in the left column.

 
 
 
 
 

Lesley Burton Zehr's SEALS Swim to Survive

Zehr Lake HuronFormer lifeguard Lesley Burton Zehr overcame rain, high waves and cold water in her Lake Huron swim on July 19, completing over 35 km of the grueling journey in her effort to raise awareness about water safety. She also raised almost $12,000 for the Society's Swim to Survive program, which will provide survival training to over 500 children. Click here to learn more and support Lesley.

 
 
 
 
 

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 getswimming.ca

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

 
 
 
 
 

Photo Contest

Photo contest2The best summer is the one you spent lifeguarding. Enter our photo contest and show us why lifeguarding is the best summer job ever. Submit your best lifeguard-themed photos for your chance to win one of three Lifesaving Society gift certificates, and see your photo featured in Lifeliner magazine and receive a framed keepsake copy! Click here for more details.

 
 
 
 
 

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 $7.50 or 25 for $125. 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 LifeguardDepot.com to purchase the Safeguard Program CD. View the Safeguard Handout.

 
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

Lifeguarddepot.com

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 www.lifeguarddepot.com now!

 
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

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.