Lifesaving Sport Award Nominees

The Lifesaving Society of Canada is pleased to announce the names of the nominees for the annual lifesaving sports awards. Nominees were selected in seven (7) categories based on performances by Canadian athletes in good standing, achieved in 2017 internationally and nationally.

Lifesaving Sport Award Nominees.

The winners will be announced during the 2018 Canadian Pool Lifesaving Championships in Markham, Ontario on Sunday June 3, 2018.

New Water Smart Coordinators

The Society is excited to have two new Water Smart Coordinators join our team for the summer, Jenna Kutash and Jenika Kopala. The Water Smart Coordinators will support Branch operations, working with fellow staff members to support Water Smart education and community activations. In addition, the Water Smart Coordinators will be assisting with program administration, training coordination and delivery, and collaboration with regional training centres. The Water Smart Coordinators can be reached at        

Read their welcome notices below:

Jenna Kutash

Jenika Kopala

2018 Lifesaving World Championships (Adelaide, Australia)

The Lifesaving Society is calling for applications from athletes to attend the LWC 2018.

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

The National Teams competition is a main event during the Lifesaving World Championships (website:, to which Canada will send one Open Team and one Youth Team.

The selection criteria are consistent with International Lifesaving Society (ILS) rules and eligibility criteria at the time of their publication and may be subject to change. The National Sport Commission will make reasonable efforts to advise athletes if it becomes aware of a change that to rules that would in turn impact these selections criteria.

Selection of the remaining Open Team male and 8 remaining Youth athletes (4 female, 4 male) will be announced on June 3rd, 2018. To be considered for the positions being named in June 2018, eligible athletes must submit an email of intent highlighting interest to join this delegation and their birthdate by 11:59pm (Eastern time) on June 2, 2018, to Brian Miess, Technical Leaders Committee Chair at

For further information or clarification, please contact Laura Tracey, High Performance Manager at

Distance Re-certification Process for SwimAbilities® Instructors

The Lifesaving Society has a distance re-certification process for SwimAbilities Instructors. SwimAbilities Instructors must complete an online distance re-certification process every two years (from the date of certification or last re-certification). For more details view the Communique.


Ripples - May 16, 2018


The Lifesaving Society's bi-monthly e-newsletter, Ripples, is available. Inside you will find the latest news on programs, public education, lifesaving sport, members services, safety management, and new products in the SHOP.

To view the most current Ripples click HERE.


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