Lifesaving Sport 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|

2016 National Lifesaving Sport Awards

June 6, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News|

National Sport Awards 2016

OTTAWA — May 5th, 2017

 

The Lifesaving Society of Canada is pleased to announce the names of the nominees for the 2016 lifesaving sports awards. Nominees were selected in seven (7) categories based on performances by Canadian athletes in good standing, achieved in 2016 internationally and nationally. The nominees are as follows:

 

Performance of the Year

Dennis Cook, Richmond Hill Lifesaving Club – Bronze Medal – Open Beach Flags – Rescue 2016

Dan Grbac, Newport Surf Life Saving Club, NSW– Bronze Medal – Open Beach Sprint – Rescue 2016

Youth National Team (Donald, Reid, Chang, Peek) SERC – Youth World Champions – Rescue 2016

 

Female Masters Athlete of the Year

Lisa Brown, Ottawa Lifesaving Club

Stéphanie Labelle, Ottawa Lifesaving Club

Caroline Pierre, Ottawa Lifesaving Club

 

Male Masters Athlete of the Year

Doug Bishop, Ottawa Lifesaving Club

Martin Goulet, Ottawa Lifesaving Club

Robert Read, Ottawa Lifesaving Club

 

Development Male Athlete of the Year

Tyler Bailer, Wetaskiwin Orcas

Levi Peek, Wetaskiwin Orcas

Aiden Donald, Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis

 

Development Female Athlete of the Year

Danielle Chang, Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis

Sandrine Hamel, Rouville Surf Club

Madison Ashton, Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club

 

Female Athlete of the Year

Margot Cunningham, Mississauga Lifesaving Club

Ali Ferguson, Paradise Beach Lifesaving Club

Carolyne Godon, Ottawa Valley Lifesaving Club

 

Male Athlete of the Year

Dennis Cook, Richmond Hill Lifesaving Club

Dan Grbac, Newport Surf Life Saving Club, NSW

Scott Southwood, Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis

 

The winners will be announced during the 2017 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships in Markham, Ontario on Sunday, 4 June 2017.

 

The Lifesaving Society – Canada’s lifeguarding expert – has been saving lives in Canada for over 100 years through its training programs, Water Smart® drowning prevention campaign, and safety management services. Over 1,000,000 Canadians participate annually in the society’s swimming, lifesaving, lifeguard and leadership programs. Lifesaving sport is the only sport that has been developed based on humanitarian principles.  […]

May 12, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News|

Call for Athletes – 2017 Europe Tour (German Cup and Orange Cup)

As part of its high performance program and in preparation for Rescue 2018, the Lifesaving Society is calling for applications from athletes to join a delegation that will attend the following two international lifesaving championships:
2017 Orange Cup
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Date: November 18-19, 2017 (TBC)
2017 German Cup

Location: Warendorf, Germany

Date: November 24-25, 2017

 

Tour Dates: November 15-26, 2017 (subject to change)

Type: Pool lifesaving

Team: Delegation Team – 5 female, 5 male

 

Eligible athletes must submit an email of intent highlighting interest to join this delegation by 11:59pm (EDST) on June 3, 2017 to Brian Miess, Technical Leaders Committee Chair

Selection of the teams will be announced at the conclusion of the 2017 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships.

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

 

May 8, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News|

Appel aux Athlètes – Royal Life Saving Society Festival of Lifesaving 2017

En accord avec son objectif d’offrir des opportunités internationales aux athlètes canadiens de haut niveau, la Société de Sauvetage est heureuse de confirmer qu’une délégation sera formée pour prendre part à l’événement international en sauvetage sportif suivant :

Nom: Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Festival of Lifesaving 2017

Lieu: King’s Park Swimming Complex, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Date: 8-12 août, 2017 (Tour du 3 au 13 août, à confirmer)

Type: Sauvetage en Piscine

Équipes: Équipe Nationale – 5 femmes, 5 hommes

Équipe Développement – 5 femmes, 5 hommes

Le Festival inclut deux volets: Le Championnat du Commonwealth traditionnel ainsi qu’un nouveau Défi de Sauvetage d’habiletés individuelles. Le Canada participera à ces deux volets.

April 8, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News|

Call for Athletes – Royal Life Saving Society Festival of Lifesaving 2017

In line with its commitment to offer international exposure to its high performance athletes, the Lifesaving Society is pleased to announce its intent to field a team to attend the following international lifesaving championship:

Name: Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Festival of Lifesaving 2017

Location: King’s Park Swimming Complex, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Dates: August 8-12, 2017 (tour August 3-13, to be confirmed)

Type: Pool lifesaving

Teams: National Team – 5 female, 5 male

Development Team – 5 female, 5 male

This festival involves two components: the traditional Commonwealth Championships plus a new individual skills Lifesaving Challenge. Canada’s athletes will compete in both components.

 

April 8, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News|