Become a Registered Athlete

You must be a registered athlete in Canada to be eligible to compete in provincial or national competitions.

To register, complete the Athlete Registration Form (EnglishFrançais) and send it to us with the required documentation. When your registration is complete, you will be sent a registered athlete card with your registration number which you will need to enter provincial and national competitions. At the present time, there is no additional fee to become a registered athlete in Canada.

If you have any questions, contact Nadia Luck

Lifesaving Sport Athlete Registration

at 416-490-8844.


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In Ontario, registered athletes are represented on the Lifesaving Sport Council by their elected Athlete Representative. The current athlete representative is Ellie Schlotzhauer.

Contact Ellie by email. .

Concussion policy


This policy is intended as a guideline to ensure that all participants involved in Lifesaving Sport in Ontario (hereinafter LSO) have the training and support required to prevent and properly manage concussions, allowing them to return back to activity safely.


This policy encompasses all participants involved in Lifesaving Sport in Ontario, as defined by Ontario’s Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018.


Concussion: A traumatic brain injury, induced by biomechanical forces to the head, or anywhere on the body which transmits an impulsive force to the head. Neurological impairment and the symptoms may evolve over the hours or days following the injury.

Involvement: Includes training and activity at competitions.

Sport Participants: Includes all athletes, coaches, parents of athletes under 18 years of age, trainers, and officials.


1. General

The health and safety of participants is very important to LSO. The Society recognizes that concussions are potentially serious injuries that should be treated in a way that demonstrates the health and safety of participants is always a priority.

2. Elimination or Minimization of Risk

To eliminate or minimize the risk to participants from a concussion, the following will be in effect:

a. All participants, participation, and events will abide by the Ontario Concussion Protocol Standard Operating Procedure.

b. Concussion resources will be made available to all participants.

c. All lifesaving sport participants will annually confirm they have reviewed Ontario’s concussion awareness resources and submit their attestation to their club/organization by February 1 each year to remain eligible for competition and involvement.

d. Attestations must be maintained by the club/organization for a minimum of seven (7) years and available on demand by Lifesaving Society Ontario.

3. Violations

Anyone found to have willfully ignored this policy and/or are in violation of the Code of Conduct will be suspended from their duties and participation at sanctioned sporting events and will undergo a review and sanctions applied as appropriate.