2020 Canadian Drowning Report
2020 Maritimes Drowning Report
The Lifesaving Society office will be closed for Family Day on
Monday, February 19. We will reopen Tuesday, February 20 at 9:00
2023 Maritimes Drowning Report
drowning death rate in the Maritime Provinces continue to trend
above the national average according to the most recent data
published in the Society's 2023 Maritimes Drowning Report. Read
the full report.
United Nations Adopts Historic Resolution on Drowning Prevention
The first UN Resolution on Drowning Prevention was approved by
the General Assembly on April 28, 2021. Canada was one of 79 Member
States that co-sponsored the Resolution. It is a significant
milestone: this Resolution will focus attention and action on this
highly preventable public health challenge, and increase
international awareness and action to reduce drowning. Read the Canadian announcement.
Introducing the new Bronze medal award
The Lifesaving Society is excited to announce the official
release of the revised Bronze medal awards! The update improves
skill progressions for a seamless flow into National Lifeguard and
sets candidates up for success as they move through the Society's
lifesaving, assistant lifeguard and lifeguard continuum.
Learn about what's new for you:
Extension of Award Currency has ended
To help affiliates coordinate the recertification of their
instructors and lifeguards, the Lifesaving Society extended the
validity of awards needed for employment until December 31,
2020. There will be no further extensions.
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 LifeguardDepot.com now!