Basic swimming ability is a fundamental requirement in any
meaningful attempt to eliminate drowning in Canada.
The Lifesaving Society offers training programs from
learn-to-swim through advanced lifesaving, lifeguarding and
leadership. Contact your local municipal pool, Y, summer
camp, school, college or university or check Find a
In 1894, Arthur Lewis Cochrane, who had emigrated from England,
was made the Lifesaving Society's Honorary Representative in
Canada. Through Cochrane's efforts with a small group of
like-minded citizens, the first Canadian Branch of the Society was
established in Ontario in 1908. The formation of the Quebec Branch
followed in 1909 and Branches were formed in other provinces soon
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