2019 Newfoundland and Labrador Drowning Report
NOTICE BOARD: COVID-19
The well-being of our members and program participants is our
priority in this evolving story. The Lifesaving Society is
operating in accordance with the recommendations of the public
health authorities. We will be providing updates here as
Please be advised that:
- The Society's annual general meeting, scheduled for
April 4 at St. John's City Hall is cancelled.
- The Society's office at 11 Austin St. in St. John's is
closed through April 5.
The Society is guided by the advice of the Public Health Agency
of Canada (PHAC) and information provided by provincial health
agencies and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Everyone has a role to play in limiting the spread of COVID-19
or any other coronavirus. This starts with understanding how
coronavirus spreads and how to prevent illness. An excellent source of authoritative information
is this government of Canada website.
Raegan becomes CEO
The Lifesaving Society
Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Directors announces the
appointment of Raegan Wiseman as CEO effective January 1, 2020.
Read the full announcement in the latest edition of Currents!
Cody Dunne Awarded ILS Fellowship
The Society congratulates Dr. Cody Dunne
of St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador who was awarded the Dr. Ian
Mackie Medical Fellowship by the International Lifesaving
Federation (ILS). The Fellowship provides for young lifesavers with
a strong interest in medicine to become an active member on the ILS
Medical Committee for four years during which the recipient is
expected to author a medical position paper. Dr. Dunne is the first
Become an Examiner Mentor
Examiner Mentors are senior Lifesaving Society Examiners
appointed by the Society to mentor examiner candidates through
their apprenticeship phase and approve them for examiner
certification. Examiners who have conducted a minimum of three
exams, and have the desire to support and tutor new Examiner
candidates can now apply for this new designation. Learn
more or fill out the application
2019 Canadian Drowning Report
Seniors age 65 and older have the highest drowning rate of all
age groups according to the Lifesaving Society's 2019 Canadian
Drowning Report. Despite the long-term downward trend, high
numbers of preventable drowning deaths continue to occur: 2,220
people lost their lives in Canadian waters between 2012 and 2016,
the most recent year for which complete data is available. Learn
Updated Program Guide
The updated 2018 edition of the Newfoundland and Labrador
Program Guide makes it easier than ever to quickly find
the information required to deliver Lifesaving Society training
programs - including the Society's revised leadership courses. The
ever-popular Prerequisites-at-a-glance is still located on
the inside back cover. The Guide is an essential component
of every aquatic programmer's reference library.
View it online or purchase hard copies from the
The Lifesaving Society's online store is open for business. Enjoy
the convenience of 24/7 shopping. It's all here - from first aid
and pool supplies to everything required for lifesaving courses and
training. Visit LifeguardDepot.com now!