Junior Lifeguard TeleGames

TeleGames are inter-club level competitions held at aquatic facilities throughout the year. TeleGames provide competitors an opportunity to experience lifesaving sport events in a fun and encouraging competitive environment. TeleGames can be delivered during regularly scheduled club meetings, classes or workouts, or as an inter-facility or regional competition. Performances are compared with other lifesavers - all without travelling.

Participating affiliates may run one or all of the TeleGames events at their own facilities. Event results are forwarded to the scoring centre where results from all participating affiliates are compiled.

Four TeleGames are scheduled in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. If you're interested in participating or want more information, please contact the Lifesaving Society office.

"Results Due" Dates: Results are due into the scoring centre by the following dates:

  • Winter - March 31
  • Spring - June 30
  • Summer - August 31
  • Fall - December 31

Entry requirements: TeleGames competitors must:

  • Be less than 18 years of age.
  • Hold a Lifesaving Society award, or be registered in a Lifesaving Society course,
    or be a member of a Junior Lifeguard Club/Affiliate.
  • Meet the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard: roll into deep water; tread for one minute; swim 50 m.

Age groups: Competitors will compete in 1 of 6 age groups. Age is determined as of the "Results Due" date.

  • 7 yr. & under
  • 8 & 9 yr.
  • 10 & 11 yr.
  • 12 & 13 yr.
  • 14 & 15 yr.
  • 16 & 17 yr.

Entry fees: The entry fee is $3.50 per competitor per individual event and $3.50 per team per team events. Competitors must participate in at least one individual event to participate in the team events. Entry fees cover the costs of registration, awards, scoring and results.



Events: Clubs may choose to run one or more of the seven individual events, as well as one or more of the five team events. Selection of events can change for each season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). Competitors must participate in at least one individual event, to participate in the team events. Download the 2024 TeleGames Handbook for more information.

Results: Send the completed results sheets (download 2024 results package) to the TeleGames scoring centre prior to the submission deadline for each session. Scoring Centre Phone: 416 490-8844. Fax: 416-490-8766. Email: Lifesaving Sport

  • Each competition site sends the results of each timed event to the scoring centre via fax, mail or email.
  • Each competitor can participate ONCE per TeleGames.
  • Competitors are allowed to enter each event only once.
  • Event results from all sites are compiled and ranked in order, by time.
  • Individual results are based on time.
  • Results and awards will be forwarded to each Affilate/club.

Affiliates/clubs must identify the contact person (with his/her phone number) who is available to answer questions regarding results.

Awards: Ribbons are awarded to the first through sixth place males and females in individual events in each age group; and to first through sixth place relay event team members.

Registration & entry: Send completed results sheets and fees to: Junior Lifeguard TeleGames, 400 Consumers Road, Toronto, Ontario M2J 1P8. Telephone: 416-490-8844. Fax: 416-490-8766. Email: Lifesaving Sport

Pay by cheque (payable to the Lifesaving Society), Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Affiliate Invoice.