2018 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships Information Package

On behalf of the Ontario Branch, please find enclosed information on the 2018 CPLCs.

April 16, 2018|Lifesaving Sport News, News|


The Lifesaving Society invites applications from Officials to officiate at the 2018 Canadian Lifeguard Emergency Response Championships.

Team Registration package can be found here:

For more information, please email Lorraine Wilson-Saliba


February 18, 2018|Lifesaving Sport News, News|

2018 CSLC Accommodation Information

Please find attached the accommodation information for the 2018 CSLCs.  In addition, there are more options available on Airbnb and cottagesrental.com if needed.

Book soon to avoid disappointment.

January 30, 2018|Lifesaving Sport News, News|

2018 Canadian Championships Officials Call for Interest

The Selection Committee invites all Canadian Officials to express interest for a Key Officials appointment for the 2018 Canadian Championships. https://goo.gl/forms/POJWmh5wbih7ZUdb2


December 29, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, News|

December 2017 – Time Trials Results


Results from the Time Trials held on Saturday, December 2 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

December 4, 2017|Lifesaving Sport News, News|

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:
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|