Join Canada's Swim Team!
In Real Life
Matthew Zawada was playing volleyball with his younger brother
Ryan while on a family vacation. During the course of play, another
player crashed into Ryan's leg, instantly breaking Ryan's tibia and
fibula. Read Matthew's rescue story.
Push Hard, Push Fast!
Summary of CPR steps for adults, children and infants with the
2010 CPR guidelines.
Jocelyn Palm C.M. - Order of Canada
Jocelyn Palm has been inducted into the Order of Canada during a
Rideau Hall ceremony presided over by the His Excellency the Right
Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. She becomes
a Member of the Order of Canada for outstanding service in water
safety, lifesaving and youth leadership. Read
Jocelyn Palm Cup
The Jocelyn Palm Cup is awarded to the Ontario Affiliate Member
who makes the most outstanding contribution to the National
Lifeguard Program. The deadline for submissions is January 31,
2014. Nominate an Affiliate Member.
Water Smart Award
The Lifesaving Society presents its annual Water Smart Award to
an Affiliate Member of the Society for outstanding community
service to drowning prevention education. The submission deadline
is January 10, 2014. More info here.
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. Vist www.lifeguarddepot.com now!
Increased drowning among baby boomers
Drowning Report records a 34% spike in 2006-2010 baby boomer
drownings (over the previous five-year period) and a 7% increase in
overall drownings during the same period. Baby Boomers now
account for more drownings than any other age group. Read
the press release.
Lesley Burton Zehr's SEALS Swim to Survive
On Monday, August 5, 2013, Lesley Burton Zehr completed a 25 km
swim along the shoreline of Lake Huron. Unfavourable forecasts,
water conditions and safety logistics forced her to postpone her
planned 75 km swim across Lake Huron until 2014. Learn about how
you can support Leslie.
First Aid Update Clinic Reminder
All Lifesaving Instructors and First Aid Instructors MUST attend
a First Aid Update Clinic. You may not teach the new standards
until you have done so. During a First Aid Update Clinic
instructors learn the rationale behind CPR and First Aid changes,
and how to properly teach the new standards. Update Clinics are not
the same as re-certs and do not count as a re-cert for Standard
First Aid and CPR-C. For more information on First Aid Update
Clinics refer to page two and three of the Summer 2012 Lifeliner. To find a First
Aid Update Clinic near you use our FIND A COURSE function or contact your
employer. Help spread the word, remind your fellow instructors to
attend an Update Clinic!
New NLS Launched
June 1, 2012 marked
the official release of the revised National Lifeguard training
program across Canada. Affiliates are encouraged to transition to
the revised program sooner rather than later, but no later than
June 2014. To find out what's new go to Lifeguarding for
more info. Watch the NLS Revisions - Pool Fitness Skills
NLS Update Clinic Trainer Resource CD
Now available! The NLS Instructor
Update Clinic Trainer Resource CD. All the resources you need
to run an NLS Instructor Update Clinic in one convenient place for
just $21.98 + GST. Learn More.