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Splash - June 2021

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Read the June 2021 edition

 
 
 
 
 

New Brunswick Report

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Read the 2020 New Brunswick Report.

 
 
 
 
 

Donate Now

Donate Now

 
 
 
 
 

Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan

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Read the 8th Edition

 
 
 
 
 

Water Smart Tips for Parents

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Chidren under 5 years old

Children from 5 to
12 years old

 
 
 
 
 

2021 Maritimes Drowning Report

2021 Maritimes Drowning Report 150The number of drownings and the drowning death rate in the Maritime Provinces continue to trend upwards according to the most recent data published in the Society's 2021 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 awards

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:

 
 
 
 
 

NOTICE BOARD: COVID-19

The well-being of our members and program participants is our priority in this evolving story. The Lifesaving Society is operating in accordance with the recommendations of public health authorities.

Stay up to date by visiting the COVID-19 page on our website

 

 
 
 
 
 

Policy Changes

The Lifesaving Society Canada is adopting 15 years as the minimum age prerequisite for certification as a Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor, or National Lifeguard. The Society is also broadening access to its courses by accepting, for prerequisite purposes, Workplace Standard First Aid certifications provided by training agencies approved by the Government of New Brunswick. Read the details here.

 
 
 
 
 

EFA and SFA Certifications Valid for 3 Years

Lifesaving Society Emergency and Workplace Standard First Aid certifications are now valid for three years (36 months) from the date of certification. In the interests of reducing confusion among employers and harmonizing the Society's currency period with New Brunswick government regulations, CSA recommendations and the general practice among other workplace first aid providers, the Lifesaving Society New Brunswick has adopted a three-year period for the validity of its workplace EFA and SFA certifications only. Read the announcement

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New Brunswick Waterfront Safety Standards

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The Lifesaving Society defines the minimum requirements for the safe operation of public waterfronts in its New Brunswick Waterfront Safety Standards. Developed in collaboration with New Brunswick waterfront operators and experienced aquatic leadership personnel, the Society's bilingual New Brunswick Waterfront Safety Standards provides authoritative guidance on best practices for patron safety. All waterfront owners should have a copy. Order a copy today.

 
 
 
 
 

Become an Examiner Mentor

Examiner Mentors are senior Lifesaving Society Examiners appointed by the Society to mentor examiner candidates through their apprenticeship phase and approve them for examiner certification. Examiners who have conducted a minimum of three exams, and have the desire to support and tutor new Examiner candidates can now apply for this new designation. Learn more or fill out the application form.

 
 
 
 
 

LifeguardDepot.com

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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 LifeguardDepot.com now!