Lifesaving Sport News

Team Canada Fares Well in South Africa!

Durban, South Africa, hosted the RLSS Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving from Aug. 10-13.
Team Canada, lead by Captain Lisa Brown, walked away with many personal best performances and three medals for the female squad. A bronze medal was won in the women’s 4 x 50-metre medley relay with a time of 1:52.57. Dallas Walker, Sarah Laurence-Morin, Manuelle Charbonneau and Lisa Brown edged out England to earn a podium finish. Manuelle Charbonneau also won a bronze medal in the 100-metre lifesaving medley with a time of 1:41.04
The silver lining came from Sarah Laurence-Morin in line throw. Her throw earned her a silver medal with a time of 20.42 seconds.
Veteran Lisa Brown provided this insight for future athletes: “Work hard. Always swim at 100% effort and leave it all in the pool. Respect your fellow athletes, officials and teammates. Learn from your mistakes. Even the best swimmers mess up. Fix it. Forget about it. Focus on the future. Have fun!”
She said being able to compete with girls half her age is an accomplishment. She hopes to keep going for a few more years.
Canada’s chef de mission, Barbara Costache, has attended every RLSS Commonwealth Championship since 2001 and this allowed her to witness the evolution of the RLSS Commonwealth event. She stated it took a few days for Team Canada to acclimatize to the time change and its new environment, but this squad worked well together and she couldn’t be prouder of its efforts and victories.
As Lifesaving Sport Canada is entering a rebuilding phase, with many young athletes are vying for a spot on the Canadian National Lifesaving Team for the 2018 World Lifesaving Championships, scheduled to take place in Adelaide, Australia from Nov. 16 to Dec. 2, 2018.
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August 23, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, News|

Canadians are off to South Africa!

Canadians are off to South Africa to represent their country at the RLSS Commonwealth
Festival of Lifesaving.

Festival runs from 9th to 13th August 2017 at the King’s Park Swimming Complex, Durban, KwaZulu Natal.

August 4, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, Media release, News|

Registration: Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships 2017

The Lifesaving Society – Nova Scotia Branch is pleased to be hosting the 2017 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships. This package includes the Championship Information, the Championship Schedule, the Team Registration Form, the Competitor Registration Form, and the Waiver and Release Form.

July 31, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, News|

2017 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championship Officials

Attached are the confirmed officials for the 2017 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships.

The championship is hosted by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service between August 25 – 27 at Martinique Beach.

July 25, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, Media release, News|

Canada’s Delegation Team for the 2017 European Tour

OTTAWA

July 21, 2017

The Lifesaving Society of Canada is pleased to announce the members of Canada’s Delegation Team for the 2017 Europe Tour, which will include the German Cup in Warendorf, Germany on November 24 – 25
and the Orange Cup in Eindhoven, the Netherlands on December 2 – 3. Canada is attending these championships for a third consecutive year and is using this tour to prepare its new and young athletes
for the 2018 World Lifesaving Championships
.
Canada’s athletes were selected based on performances at sanctioned events held from September 2, 2016 up to the 2017 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships held June 3 – 4. The team invitations were issued by the National Selection Committee following a call for applications from athletes across the country.

The Representative Team athletes formally invited are:

Rylun ALBERG – MOORE (Wetaskiwin Orcas, Alberta)
Claudine COURTEAU-GODMAIRE (Rouville Surf Club, Québec)
Taylor DELEY (University of Lethbridge Max Bell Manta Rays, Alberta)
Darren HUSPEKA (Richmond Hill Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
Thomas LAVOIE (Club de Sauvetage Sea Devils,Québec)
Braeden LEGGE (University of Lethbridge Max Bell Manta Rays, Alberta)
Aude LEMAIRE-HAMEL (Rouville Surf Club, Québec)
Jarret PLANTE (University of Lethbridge Max Bell Manta Rays, Alberta)
Jordan Ashley STOTT (Halton Hills Lifeguard Club, Ontario)
Dallas WALKER (University of Lethbridge Max Bell Manta Rays, Alberta)

The team will be coached by Michael HUNDT (Ontario) and managed by Jeff SCHULTZ (Ontario).

July 23, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, Media release, News|

National Drowning Prevention Week

Canada faces a major problem – and a preventable one: almost 500 people die every year from drowning. The Lifesaving Society designates the third week in July as National Drowning Prevention Week (NDPW) to focus community and media attention on the drowning problem and drowning prevention. During this week, the Society urges individuals to:

If you’re not within arms’ reach, you’ve gone too far. Always supervise children.

Boat sober. Alcohol consumption is a factor in almost 40% of boating-related fatalities.

Choose It. Use It. Always wear a Lifejacket or PFD.

Lifejackets don’t work if you don’t wear them. Not wearing a Lifejacket or PFD was a factor in 82% of boating deaths.

July 17, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News|

Canada’s National Team for the Royal Life Saving Society Festival of Lifesaving 2017

OTTAWA — July 7, 2017

The Lifesaving Society of Canada is pleased to announce the members of Canada’s National Team for the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Festival of Lifesaving 2017. This event includes the traditional Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships plus a new individual skills Lifesaving Challenge. Canada’s athletes will compete in both elements. The festival aims to encourage participation in lifesaving development and runs from August 9-13, 2017 at the King’s Park Swimming Complex in Durban, South Africa.

Lisa BROWN (City of Calgary Poseidons, Alberta)

Tyler BAILER (Wetaskiwin Orcas, Alberta)

Manuelle CHARBONNEAU (Dam’eauclès, Quebec)
Taylor DELEY (University of Lethbridge Maxbell Mantas, Alberta)
Charles GIROUARD (Dam’eauclès, Quebec)
Austin JERKE (Wetaskiwin Orcas, Alberta)
Sarah-Laurence MORIN (Club de Sauvetage Sea Devils, Quebec)
Levi PEEK (Wetaskiwin Orcas, Alberta)
Julien TURGEON (Dam’eauclès, Quebec)
Dallas WALKER (University of Lethbridge Maxbell Mantas, Alberta)
The team will be coached by Chantique PAYNE (Ontario) and managed by Pat MCGRATH (Nova Scotia).

July 12, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, Media release|

Appointment of Team Coaches and Managers

The Lifesaving Society of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of its Team Coaches and Managers that will support Canada’s lifesaving athletes at international competitions leading up to the Lifesaving World Championships 2018.

For more information please contact: Martin Leprohon, Lifesaving Society of Canada Sport Commissioner

 

 

July 11, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, Media release|

Call for Athletes: International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017

In line with its commitment to offer additional international exposure to its high performance athletes, the Lifesaving Society is calling for applications from athletes to attend the following major international lifesaving sport event:

Name: International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017

Location: Mount Manganui Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand

Dates: November 26 – December 4, 2017

To be considered for this team, eligible athletes must submit an email to Brian Miess, Technical Leaders Committee Chair, by August 26, 2017.

For further information or clarification, please contact Emily Verreault, High Performance Manager

July 6, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, Media release|

2017 CLERC and CPLC Results

Congratulations to all the athletes for their participation in this year’s Canadian Lifeguard Emergency Rescue Championship and Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championship.

Results can be found here:

 

June 7, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, Media release|