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2020 Canadian Drowning Report

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2020 Maritimes Drowning Report

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New Brunswick Report

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Read the 2019 Annual Report.

 
 
 
 
 

Water Smart Tips for Parents

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Chidren under 5 years old

Children from 5 to
12 years old

 
 
 
 
 

The Society is open during Orange Phase but visitors are limited

In accordance with public health measures announced by the province, the Society office is open and may welcome a limited number of visitors at a time. If you'd like to visit, let us know in advance. Call 506-455-5762 or email info@lifesavingnb.ca

 

Curbside pickup / drop-off remain available Monday - Friday (10:00a to 4:00p).


To find out how the new public health measures may affect you or your facility consult GNB's Sport and Recreation Frequently Asked Questions.

 

We all have a role to play in suppressing the spread of COVID-19. An excellent source of authoritative information is this government of Canada website.

 
 
 
 
 

Please Welcome Grégoire Cormier

GreoireCThe Lifesaving Society welcomes Grégoire Cormier to its New Brunswick staff as Program Manager. Read more about the newest member of our team.

 
 
 
 
 

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:

 
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

NEW - Guide to Reopening Pools and Waterfronts

150 Guide to Reopening Pools and Waterfronts ENDownload a free copy of the Lifesaving Society's Guide to Reopening Pools and Waterfronts after COVID-19 closure, designed to help owners, operators and staff of aquatic facilities to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission when facilities reopen.

 
 
 
 
 

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

 

 
 
 
 
 

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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2019 Canadian Drowning Report

2019 Canadian Drowning Report 150Seniors age 65 and older have the highest drowning rate of all age groups according to the Lifesaving Society's 2019 Canadian Drowning Report. Despite the long-term downward trend, high numbers of preventable drowning deaths continue to occur: 2,220 people lost their lives in Canadian waters between 2012 and 2016, the most recent year for which complete data is available. Learn more

 
 
 
 
 

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!