National Lifeguards are
highly skilled and trained individuals. To become a lifeguard you
must be 16 years of age and have Bronze Cross and Standard First
Aid certifications. See the chart below for the
Until 2004 when 433 drowning deaths were recorded, there was a
long-term trend to fewer drownings in Canada. But drowning shows a
resurgence. There were 483 water-related fatalities in 2010 (the
most recent year for which we have complete national data).
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