The Lifesaving Society is the Canadian governing body for
lifesaving sport - a sport recognized by the International Olympic
Committee and the Commonwealth Games Federation. We organize annual
championships for age-group, senior and masters athletes and
certification programs for coaches and officials.
Engaging and inspiring youth
Lifesaving sport is the only sport whose skills are first
learned for humanitarian purposes. Through lifesaving sport, the
Lifesaving Society seeks to engage and inspire youth in our
drowning prevention mission. Our lifesaving sport objectives
- To support the drowning prevention work of the Lifesaving
Society and its humanitarian mission.
- To provide athletes, coaches and officials opportunities for
participation in lifesaving sport at all levels from developmental
to high performance.
- To position the Lifesaving Society internationally as a
leader in lifesaving sport.
While lifesaving competition in Canada has changed significantly
since the Society's first Canadian Lifeguard Championships in 1977,
some things never change. Our humanitarian mission remains the
foundation of all of the Society's activities.