The Saskatchewan Branch at a Glance:

Serving You in Your Community

About the Saskatchewan Branch

Location and Contact Information
2224 Smith Street
Regina, Saskatchewan  S4P 2P4
Tel: 306-780-9255
Email: lifesaving@sasktel.net
Website: www.lifesavingsociety.sk.ca

President of the Branch
Jordan Holmen

Branch Representative on the National Board of Directors
Rhonda Young-Pilon

Chief Executive Officer
Shelby Rushton

 

What the Saskatchewan Branch Offers

For detailed information on the programs, services, products and activities listed below, go to the Saskatchewan Branch website.

Training Programs

  • Swimming, Junior Lifeguard Club, lifesaving and lifeguarding
  • First aid, including CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator)
  • Instructor and examiner/mentorship
  • Aquatic Leaders Training Symposium
  • Aquatic safety management
  • Boating safety

National Lifeguard

  • National standards for pool, waterpark, waterfront and surf
  • Provincial database of certified lifeguards

Water Safety Education

  • Water Smart® campaigns, including National Drowning Prevention Week
  • Cold water and ice safety information

Aquatic Safety Management, Legal and Insurance Support

  • National standards, interpretation of provincial regulations and the Public Aquatic Facility Safety Plan Template
  • Consulting, safety audits and workshops (e.g., the Pool Board Workshop)
  • Expert witnesses and legal precedents

Research

  • Drowning Prevention Research Centre Canada
  • Report on drowning in Canada
  • National database of drownings

Lifesaving Sport

  • Information about lifesaving sport
  • Canadian competitions
  • International competitions
  • Lifesaving/Sauvetage Canada

Aquatic Activity and Safety Products

  • Links to other Lifesaving Branches, which have web pages offering products, promotional materials and clothing, books and DVDs

Volunteer Experience

  • On the board of directors
  • As instructors and examiners

Affiliated Lifesaving Organizations, Member Services and Partners

  • International lifesaving organizations (International Life Saving Federation and Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth)
  • Member services
  • Partners, sponsors and Affiliates, including postings of jobs
  • Sport governing organizations

Publications, Media Releases and Position Statements

  • Saskatchewan Annual Report
  • Lifelines newsletter
  • Canadian Drowning Report
  • Saskatchewan Drowning Report
  • Training program manuals and test materials
  • Lifesaving sport competition manuals
  • Media releases
  • Position statements

 

Some Saskatchewan Branch Numbers

Participants in the training programs: over 20,000

Branch website visitors: over 6,800 in 2012

Estimated number of  drownings in Saskatchewan in 2015: 14