The Lifesaving Society is a charitable organization working to prevent drowning and water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, safety management services, drowning prevention research and lifesaving sport.
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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!
Watch the On Guard card video. Buy the card!
The Lifesaving Society presents its annual Water Smart Award to an Affiliate Member of the Society for outstanding community service to drowning prevention education. Make your submission before the January 11, 2019 deadline.
Help us find the affiliate that made the most outstanding contribution to National Lifeguard in 2018. Download the nomination package and return it by January 9.
Our Water Smart Tip Cards in English, French and 10 other languages, address essential drowning prevention topics with tips to stay safe. Order now in lifeguarddepot.com.
The revised Public Pools Regulation 565 includes public spas, wading pools and receiving basins. The Lifesaving Society has revised its Guide to Ontario Public Pools Regulation to help aquatic staff members understand and interpret the updated Regulation. The Guide outlines the “Regs” in simple language using everyday terms understood by aquatic personnel.
The revised Guide is available now for $44.52 tax included and free shipping.
The updated 2018 edition of the Ontario Program Guide makes it easier than ever to quickly find the information required to deliver Lifesaving Society training programs – including the Society’s revised leadership courses. The ever-popular Prerequisites-at-a-glance is still located on the inside back cover. The Guide is an essential component of every aquatic programmer’s reference library.
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.
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.
A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) says drowning is
among the top causes of death for children worldwide, and programs
like the Society's Swim to Survive could have immunization-like
benefits. Read the media
release and get the facts. The WHO report identifies drowning
as a major public health issue and calls on the world's nations to
ramp up drowning prevention efforts. Read the WHO media release and read or download
the Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer.
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.
body of research explains why teens may be at increased risk of
drowning - based on new poll findings, Lifesaving Society cautions
parents and offers training with Swim to Survive Plus™ Get all
Thanks to our sponsors: The Stephanie
Gaetz Keepsafe Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation and PPL Aquatic,
Fitness & Spa Group Inc. and the Papke Family.
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