Backyard pools should be inspected at least annually by the pool
owner or by an NLS-certified lifeguard recruited by the owner. Use
the Society's Backyard Pool Safety Inspections Guidelines
with the Backyard Pool Checklist. If the inspection is
positive, owners can download our Backyard Pool Inspection Certificate.
Learn to Swim
Basic swimming ability is a fundamental requirement in any
meaningful attempt to eliminate drowning in Canada. The Lifesaving
Society offers training programs from learn-to-swim through advanced lifesaving, lifeguarding and leadership.
Our Swim for
Life program stresses lots of in-water practice to develop
solid swimming strokes and skills. We incorporate valuable Water
Smart® education that will last a lifetime.
Survive is a Lifesaving Society survival training program. Swim
to Survive is not a subsititute for swimming lessons; instead, it defines the
minimum skills needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep
water. People of all ages should be able to perform the Society's
Swim to Survive standard.