DEADLINE APPROACHING: Call for Athletes – Lifesaving World Championships 2018

In line with its commitment to offer 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: Lifesaving World Championships 2018

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Dates: November 21-25, 2018 (tour November 14-26, 2018, subject to change)

Type: Pool and surf lifesaving

Teams: National Open Team – 6 female, 6 male

National Youth Team – 6 female, 6 male

To be considered for the positions being named in December 2017, eligible athletes must submit an email of intent highlighting interest to join this delegation and their birth date by 11:59pm (Eastern time) on December 3, 2017, to Brian Miess, Technical Leaders Committee Chair at brianm@lifeguarding.com.

To be considered for the remaining Youth Team positions being named in June 2018, the same information must be sent to Brian Miess by 11:59pm (Eastern time) on June 2, 2018.

For further information or clarification, please contact Emily Verreault, High Performance Manager at em.verreault@gmail.com.

November 18, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, News|

High Performance Chair position on the Sport Commission

The Lifesaving Society is pleased to invite eligible members to submit an application for the High Performance Chair position on the Sport Commission.  Any eligible member may submit an expression of interest, including an outline of their skills and an explanation of why he/she would like to become a member of the Commission, by letter or email to mleprohon@sauvetage.qc.ca on or before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on November 24th2017.

November 4, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, News|

Second Call for Athletes: Europe Tour (German Cup, Orange Cup) and New Zealand

Due to the withdrawal of Representative Team members, the Lifesaving Society is calling for applications from Female and Male athletes to complete a delegation that will attend the following major international lifesaving sport events.
Meet Name:   2017 German Cup, Warendorf, Germany

Date:              18-19 November 2017

Meet Name:    2017 Orange Cup, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Date:               2-3 December 2017

Meet Name:    DHL International Surf Rescue Challenge, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

Date:               30 November – 3 December 2017
Any eligible athlete may submit a letter/email of intent highlighting an interest to join this delegation by 11:59pm (EST) on September 18, 2017 to Emily Verreault. The successful applicant will be named shortly thereafter.

September 11, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, News|

Team Canada Announced for the DHL International Surf Rescue Challenge

Photo credit: Klara Needler, Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service (missing Dan Grbac)
The Lifesaving Society Canada sport commission is pleased to announce the members of Canada’s representative team for the 2017 DHL International Surf Rescue Challenge in Mount Manganui Beach, New Zealand, to be held on November 26 – December 4, 2017. These individuals were selected based on performances at the 2017 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships. The team invitations were issued by the National Team selection committee following a call for applications from across the country.
Canada’s National Team Members:
Sandrine HAMEL (QUEBEC)
Marie-Helene PAQUETTE (QUEBEC)
Carlin REID (ONTARIO)
Kathleen BELLIVEAU (NOVA SCOTIA)
Scano Hewa BATUWITAGE (ONTARIO)
Claudine COURTEAU-GODMAIRE (ONTARIO)
Dan GRBAC (ONTARIO)
Didier DUPAS (QUEBEC)
Dimitri JEAN (QUEBEC)
Gabriel BOUCHARD-ROY (QUEBEC)
Scott DAY (NOVA SCOTIA)
Alternates: Alex-Ann TOUCHETTE, Laurie DEPAULT
The team will be coached by Jason CROSS (NOVA SCOTIA) and managed by Shanna REID (ONTARIO).
These Championships event rules are consistent with those in the ILS Competition Manual and shall be conducted in both male and female categories.
While the championships are underway, updates on Canadian performances will be posted to here. Pictures and results will be posted to the sport commission’s Facebook page. Select pictures will also be published on Instagram @lifesavingsport.
Lifesaving sport is the only sport that has been developed based on humanitarian principles. The Lifesaving Society– Canada’s lifeguarding expert – is the National Sport Organization (NSO) for lifesaving sport in Canada and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation.
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 […]

August 29, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, 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.
The […]

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|

The International Life Saving Federation’s World Conference

OCTOBER 17-19, 2017: SAVE THE DATE
The International Life Saving Federation’s World Conference on Drowning Prevention is coming to Canada. In fact, this is the first time the event has been held in North America.

 
Hosted in beautiful Vancouver by the Lifesaving Society Canada.
A unique and cost-effective opportunity for Canadians to learn first-hand from world experts in research, education and community action: best practices and proven drowning prevention strategies, and the latest water rescue research and first aid techniques.

 
Who should attend?
Aquatic professionals and other municipal leaders responsible for public health and safety issues in their communities. Several organizations — including the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and Swimming/Natation Canada — are planning their meetings and conferences for Vancouver to take advantage of attending WCDP 2017.

 
Share globally. Prevent locally.
The World Health Organization has placed drowning on the health agendas of nations around the world. In Canada, the Lifesaving Society has engaged key stakeholders in the formation of a Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition to create a National Drowning Prevention Plan. Community action will be an essential element in any successful drowning prevention strategy in Canada. Come and be part of it.

 
Register now at www.wcdp2017.org
Monitor the WCDP2017 website for details.

May 10, 2017|News|