Lifesaving Sport News

Rescue 2016 Delegation

Canadians are off to the Netherlands to represent their country at Rescue 2016 – the World Lifesaving Championships to be held in Noordwijk and Einhoven, from 1 to 18 September.

The Canadian delegation includes approximately 200 people, among them lifesaving athletes, technical officials and delegates to meetings of the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) that are held in conjunction with Rescue 2016.

The Canadian athletes who will be competing from Sept. 6-11 include the following National Team athletes: Dennis Cook (Ont.); James Verreault (Ont.); Gavin Coward (Ont.); Scott Southwood (Alta.); Daniel Grbac (Ont.); Carolyne Godon (Ont.); Haylie Burton (Ont.); Marie-Félixe Granger (Que.); Dallas Walker (Alta); Margot Cunningham (Ont); Mackenzie Salmon (Ont.), Team Captain, Alexandra Ferguson (Ont.) and, our National youth (15-18) team of Jenna Kutash (Alta.); Emma Tonellato (Ont.); Jade Maille (Que,); Danielle Chang (Alta.); Sandrine Hamel (Que.); Levi Peek (Alta.); Tyler Bailer (Alta.); Austin Jerke (Alta.); Aiden Donald (Alta.); Jacob Miess (Ont.); McLean Reid (Ont.) and Team Captain, Madison Ashton (Ont.).

The team will be supported by head-coaches Jason Cross, (NS) and Don Burton (Ont), assistant-coaches Pierre Tabah (Que.) and Andrew Crook (South Africa), national team manager Pat McGrath (NS) and national youth team manager Emily Verreault, (Ont), along with Chef de Mission Brian Miess (Ont), Sport Commissioner Steve Box (Ont.) and high performance manager Martin Leprohon (Que.)

The World Lifesaving Championships are sanctioned by the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). The Canadian Teams will be competing against different nations in pool and surf events. Lifesaving sport is a unique combination of competitive swimming, simulated rescue drills, use of rescue equipment, and performing manikin rescues. Lifesaving sport is designed to test the athlete’s speed, endurance, agility, co-ordination and strength in pool, beach and surf venues.

Canada is also represented by […]

September 1, 2016|Lifesaving Sport News|

Second Call for Athletes – 2016 Europe Tour (German Cup and Orange Cup)

Due to the withdrawal of several Male Representative Team members and alternates, the Lifesaving Society is calling for applications from Males athletes to complete a delegation that will attend the following major international lifesaving sport events.

Meet Name:    2016 German Cup, Warendorf, Germany

Date:               17-20 November 2016

Meet Name:    2016 Orange Cup, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Date:               11-13 November 2016

Tour Dates:     9-21 November 2016

Fundraising Commitment:      $3,500

Type:               Pool

Teams:             5 males / 5 females (1 male athlete required)

The Selection criteria (http://www.lifesaving.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016-European-tour-call.pdf) are aimed at selecting the team that will ensure that the best preparation possible is provided to our Rescue 2018 National and National Youth Team. One (1) male athlete will be selected based on his contribution to the team against that of existing team members.

Any eligible athlete may submit a letter/email of intent highlighting an interest to join this delegation by 11:59pm (EDST) on 15 July 2016, to Brian Miess (brianm@lifeguarding.com). The successful applicant will be named shortly thereafter.

For further information or clarification, please contact Martin Leprohon, High Performance Manager at mleprohon@sauvetage.qc.ca.

European tour – Second call for athletes (2016)
European tour – Call for athletes (2016)

July 9, 2016|Lifesaving Sport News|

World Lifesaving Championships Rescue 2016 National Team and Youth Team

The Lifesaving Society of Canada is pleased to announce the selection of members to Canada’s National and Youth (15-18 years old) Lifesaving Team for Rescue 2016, the World Lifesaving Championships which will be held in Eindhoven and Noordwijk, Netherlands from 1 to 18 September 2016.

These individuals were selected following the Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships (CPLC) in Edmonton, Alberta on May 15th.

The National Team athletes formally invited are:

Dennis COOK (Richmond Hill Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
James VERREAULT (Ottawa Valley Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
Gavin COWARD (Markham Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
Scott SOUTHWOOD (Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis, Alberta)
Mackenzie SALMON (Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
Jessey ELF (Guelph Marlins Aquatic Club, Ontario)
Alexandra FERGUSON (Paradise Beach Lifesaving Association, Ontario)
Carolyne GODON (Ottawa Valley Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
Haylie BURTON (Guelph Marlins Aquatic Club, Ontario)
Margot CUNNINGHAM (Mississauga Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
Marie-Félixe GRANGER (Montreal Rouville Surf Club, Québec)
Dallas WALKER (University of Lethbridge Max Bell Manta Rays, Alberta)

The Youth Team athletes formally invited are:

Jenna KUTASH (Hinton Stingrays, Alberta)
Madison ASHTON (Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
Emma TONELATTO (Guelph Marlins Aquatic Club, Ontario)
Jade MAILLÉ (Montreal Sea Devils AQUAM, Québec)
Danielle CHANG (Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis, Alberta)
Sandrine HAMEL (Montreal Rouville Surf Club, Québec)
Levi PEEK (Wetaskiwin Orcas, Alberta)
Tyler BAILER (Wetaskiwin Orcas, Alberta)
Austin JERKE (Wetaskiwin Orcas, Alberta)
Aiden DONALD (Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis, Alberta)
Nicholas CHAN (Rouge Valley Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
McLean REID (Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club, Ontario)

The National Team will be coached by Jason CROSS (Nova Scotia) and Don BURTON (Ontario). Managers for the National and National Youth Teams will be, respectively, Pat MCGRATH (Nova Scotia) and Emily VERREAULT (Ontario).

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, […]

June 24, 2016|Lifesaving Sport News|

Technical services call for volunteers

The Lifesaving Society Canada Sport Commission and Chair of Technical Services are seeking volunteers from across Canada to serve as Technical Committee members for a four-year term.

Committee members will offer their experience and participate in research-based activities to support updates to the Canadian Competition Manual and Competition Safety Handbook.

If you are interested in playing an important part in the development of lifesaving sport in Canada, please send resumes and letters of interest to the Chair of  Technical Services, Lisa Hanson Ouellette, on or before June 30, 2016 at lisa.ouellette@rogers.com.  Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ experience with lifesaving sport as an official, coach or athlete.

June 9, 2016|Lifesaving Sport News|

Call for nominees – Canadian athlete representative

The Lifesaving Society Canada invites nominations for the Canadian Athlete Representative.

All high performance athletes are eligible to nominate candidates.

To nominate a candidate:

Ensure the candidate you are nominating meets all the eligibility criteria. See attached nomination form.
Confirm the candidate has reviewed the terms of reference (see attached) and is willing to stand for election.
Complete the online nomination form and submit it prior to midnight on June 12th.

Memo from Emily Verreault
Canadian Athlete Representative Job Description
Canadian Athlete Council Terms of Reference

To nominate an individual, click the link below, provide the information and click SUBMIT NOMINATION.

Canadian Athlete Representative Online Nomination Form

June 1, 2016|Lifesaving Sport News|

Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis — 2016 CPLCs champion club

The Calgary Winter Club Tsunamis took home another national pool lifesaving championship banner after competing in the 2016 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships, held at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton on May 14-15.

Tsunami athletes earned 1,094.5 points in their swims at the championships, which featured 126 athletes from 17 clubs with representation from almost every Canadian province.

The 2016 CPLCs were one of the final events where athletes could post results that would be considered for those with interest in being invited to join Team Canada for the Rescue 2016 – World Lifesaving Championships to be held in the Netherlands in September; and, the 2016 German and Orange cup representative teams that will compete later in the fall in Warendorf, Germany, and Eindhoven, Netherlands.

CCSP 2016 CPLCs – Results / Résultats

May 21, 2016|Lifesaving Sport News|

Addendum – Rescue 2016 National Team Selection Criteria

The Rescue 2016 National Team Selection Criteria were originally posted on July 6th 2015.

Following the release of the International Life Saving Federation’s (ILS) 2016 Lifesaving World Championships Handbook, the National Sport Commission has agreed to align its selection criteria with the age groups defined in the handbook.

As such, the following eligibility criteria:

“Be a minimum of 16 years of age as of the first day of the Championships (6 Sept 2016)”

Will be replaced by:

“Be a minimum of 16 years of age as of 31 December 2016 for the Open Category” and;

And the following eligibility criteria:

“For the Youth Team, be a maximum of 18 years of age as of 31st of December 2016.”

Will be replaced by:

“Be 15, 16, 17 or 18 years of age as of 31 December 2016 for the Youth Category”.

Furthermore, as the minimum age to compete at Canadian Lifesaving Championships remains at 16 years old, we confirm that results achieved at Provincial Championships will be considered as need be by the selection committee.

Finally, following some adjustments to the logistics in the Netherlands, the tour dates have been change from 1 to 12 September 2016, to 29 August to 12 September 2016. As such, athletes attending the 2016 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships will be able to depart for the tour from the venue of the championships, in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Additional Information

The World Lifesaving Championships Rescue 2016 handbook is available here:

http://www.lifesaving.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2016ILShandbook.pdf

Please contact Steve Box (experts@lifesaving.ca), Sport Commissioner, for any additional details.

Memo – Changes to Rescue 2016 selection criteria
Rescue 2016 – Selection criteria (April 2016)

May 11, 2016|Lifesaving Sport News|

Team BC wins 2016 CLERCs banner

Team BC won the 2016 Canadian Lifeguard Emergency Response Championships banner on May 1, 2016, in Surrey, B.C.

With three teams entered, the team racked up more club points in water rescue, first aid and priority assessment than any of the nine other clubs competing at the Guildford Recreation Centre.

The University of Ottawa Lifesaving Club placed second, with Club de Sauvetage Rive-Nord placing third.

It was the Rive-Nord’s Aquarius-Aquam team that won the championships’ team triathlon award, which recognizes the single team which earned the most points across all three events.

Full results are available here and on the 2016 CLERCs page.

May 2, 2016|Lifesaving Sport News|

Representative team for the 2016 Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup

The Lifesaving Society Canada Sport Commission is pleased to announce the selection of members to Canada’s Representative Team for the upcoming 2016 Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup in Miyazaki, Japan, to be held on July 2-3, 2016. This will be Canada’s fifth time participating at this invitational event hosted by the Japanese Lifeguard Association.

The athletes were selected based primarily on performances at sanctioned events at the 2015 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships and with the overall objective to prepare our National and National Youth Teams for the upcoming World Lifesaving Championships – Rescue 2016. The team invitations were issued by the National Team selection committee following a call for applications from athletes from across the country.

The athletes selected are as follows:

Kathleen BELLIVEAU (Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service, Nova Scotia)
William DANSEREAU (Ottawa Valley Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
Laurie DEPAULT (Rouville Secret Spot Surf Club, Québec)
Camille GAUDREAULT (Sea Devils Montréal, Québec)
Dan GRBAC (Toronto Police Lifeguard Service, Ontario)
Cassandra PEEK (Wetaskiwin Orcas, Alberta)
Carlin REID (Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
Dominick SCOTT (Sea Devils Montréal, Québec)
James VERREAULT (Ottawa Valley Lifesaving Club, Ontario)
William WALTERS (Vancouver Lifeguard Association, British Columbia)

The team will be coached by Jason CROSS (Nova Scotia) and managed by Laura TRACEY (Ontario).

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.  The Society is the governing body for lifesaving sport – a sport recognized by the IOC and the Commonwealth Games Federation.

For more information about Canada’s Representative Lifesaving Team, please contact:

Steve Box, Lifesaving Society Canada […]

April 20, 2016|Lifesaving Sport News|

Call for Athletes – 2016 Europe Tour

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 major international lifesaving sport events.

Meet Name:    2016 German Cup, Warendorf, Germany

Date:               17-20 November 2016

Meet Name:    2016 Orange Cup, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Date:               11-13 November 2016

Tour Dates:     9-21 November 2016

Type:               Pool

Teams:             5 males / 5 females

Any eligible athlete may submit a letter/email of intent highlighting an interest to join this delegation by 11:59pm (EDST) on 14 June 2016, to Brian Miess (brianm@lifeguarding.com). The representative team will be named at the conclusion of the 2016 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, on 15 June 2016.

For further information or clarification, please contact Martin Leprohon, High Performance Manager at mleprohon@sauvetage.qc.ca.

European tour – Call for athletes (2016) (PDF)

March 25, 2016|Lifesaving Sport News|