National Drowning Prevention Week 2015
2015 Ontario Drowning Report
Get inolved this summer! The Lifesaving Society's Water Smart
Contest and Lifesaving Shorts Video Contest are two ways you can
make a difference. You may also qualify for the Society's Water
Smart Award. Learn
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!
2016 AGM Ottawa
National Drowning Prevention Week: July 18-26
The Society's focus during NDPW is social media and online
engagement. We will be active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and
LinkedIn, focusing on different drowning prevention topics each
day. We encourage Society members to use the hashtags
#NDPW and #drowningprevention to
share our messages through their own social media networks.
This year NDPW coincides with the release of the 2015 Canadian
Drowning Report available in English and French. In
addition, the Society has a new Within Arms' Reach poster
developed in conjunction with the City of Ottawa as well as Parent Safety Tips in 11
Drowning: a top cause of death
A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) says drowning is
among the top causes of death for children worldwide, and programs
like the Society's Swim to Survive could have immunization-like
benefits. Read the media
release and get the facts.
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 $7.60 or 25 for $126.88.
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 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
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.