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
2015 Ontario Drowning Report
2016 AGM Ottawa
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!
Giving Tuesday, December 01, 2015
The Lifesaving Society is taking part in Giving Tuesday to raise funds for our Swim to
Survive Plus program - a survival swimming program for Grade 7
students. Reaching our goal of $25,000 will provide Swim to
Survive+ lessons to 1,500 youths in Ontario. Learn more
about the Swim to Survive+ program or donate now.
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
Announcing the Olympian School of Swimming Lifesaving
Scholarship in support of Ontario lifeguards and swim
instructors. Learn more.
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.