The Lifesaving Society is closely monitoring the public health and safety risks associated with COVID-19. The Society is hosting a series of webinars on topics related to the safe management of public pools. Registration for these is limited, so register early. These are being recorded and links will be posted below along with related articles as they are completed.
Extension of award currency dates
The Lifesaving Society will ensure that its instructors and lifeguards are eligible to work when Ontario aquatic facilities reopen. See details.
Current webinar dates and topics include:
April 29 - Programming with COVID, staff training, reopening after COVID with panelists Gary Sanger, Perry Smith and Michael Shane. View recording
May 5 - How medicine influences aquatic operations during the COVID pandemic with Dr. Steve Beerman. View recording
May 13 - Legal aspects of reopening after COVID and public education responsibilities in these times with panelists Stas Bodrov (Lifesaving Society Legal Advisor) and Barbara Byers (Lifesaving Society Public Education Director). View recording
May 20 - COVID and Learn to Swim with Swim Program Chair Lisa Brandie and Program Manager Sindy Parsons. View recording
May 27 - COVID Question and Answer with VP Training Programs Patrick King, VP Safety Standards Gary Sanger and VP Leadership Kerry Wakefield. Register here
June 3 - COVID and National Lifeguard and First Aid with First Aid Chair Rebecca Boyd and National Lifeguard Chair Carolyn Tyner. Register here
June 10 - COVID and Bronze and Standards with Bronze Medal Awards Chair Jason Jolicoeur and VP Safety Standards Gary Sanger. Register here
Time out – COVID hits aquatics