2017 Ontario Drowning Report
2017 Canadian 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!
New Leadership Master Sheet
The new leadership system has a new Leadership Master Sheet. Please use it on all new leadership courses you teach. The new Leadership Master Sheet can also be found in Find a Form along with the “old” Aquatic Master Sheet, which will be retired on December 31, 2018.
ILS Updates Competition Rulebook
The Lifesaving Society is pleased to confirm that the ILS Competition Rulebook 2015-2019 Edition (Revised 2017) is now published in preparation for the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide. Download the new edition and turn to pages 2 and 3 to see what's new.
Lifesaving Society launches multi-language, online boating safety program
On July 20 the Lifesaving Society launched its online boating safety program STARTboating, targeted to new boaters, particularly new Canadians who may be experiencing recreational boating for the first time. STARTboating is designed to teach basic boating and water safety skills. The program is availalble in multiple languages. Get all the info here.
Society releases latest Canadian drowning data
The average age of drowning victims is increasing in line with the aging Canadian population according to the 2017 edition of the Lifesaving Society’s Canadian Drowning Report.
Canadian Lifeguard Challenge Results
Eighteen of Canada's strongest lifesaving athletes faced off in a test of skill and endurance at the Canadian Lifeguard Challenge, which took place on August 6 at Nova Scotia’s Martinique Beach. See the results.
Participate in the Society's Water Smart Contest for kids and teens. Affiliates that promote Water Smart activities/messages are eligible to win the Water Smart Award, presented at the Society's annual awards gala. This summer - take action - spread the Society's Water Smart messages and help save lives!
Uniforms: designed by lifeguards, for lifeguards
Bronze Awards Video
Designed specifically for instructors teaching Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. Features real kids in seven important segments: The Rescue Process, Ladder Approach, Rescuer’s Checklist, Submerged Victim Recovery, Defenses and Releases, Spinal Rollovers and Surface Dives. Watch the trailer.
Bronze Cross Workbook
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.
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.
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.