2020 Maritimes Drowning Report
Extension of Award Currency - Dec. 31
COVID-19 continues to affect the re-opening of aquatic
facilities in Prince Edward Island. To help affiliates coordinate
the recertification of their instructors and lifeguards when they
re-open their facilities, the Lifesaving Society is extending the
validity of awards needed for employment until December 31, 2020.
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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.
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!
2019 Canadian Drowning Report
Seniors 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.