Basic swimming ability is a fundamental requirement in any
meaningful attempt to eliminate drowning in Canada.
The Lifesaving Society offers training programs from
learn-to-swim through advanced lifesaving, lifeguarding and
leadership. Contact your local municipal pool, Y, summer
camp, school, college or university.
A National Lifeguard has taken a minimum of 100 hours
of training. The National Lifeguard course itself is about
40-hours long and there are prerequisites (Bronze
Medallion, Bronze Cross, and Standard First Aid).
Copyright 2019 by The Royal Life Saving Society Canada, Prince Edward Island.