2020 Maritimes Drowning Report
The Society is open during Red Phase - but no visitors.
In accordance with public health measures announced by the
province, the Society office, while functioning, is closed to
visitors. We continue to answer phones, process orders and test
sheets, and reply to emails. Call us at 506-455-5762, or email
Curbside pickup / drop-off remain available Monday -
Friday (10:00a to 4:00p).
To find out how the new public health measures may affect you or
your facility consult GNB's Sport and Recreation Frequently Asked
We all have a role to play in suppressing the spread of
COVID-19. An excellent source of authoritative information is this government of Canada website.
Introducing the new Bronze medal awards
The Lifesaving Society is excited to announce the official
release of the revised Bronze medal awards! The update improves
skill progressions for a seamless flow into National Lifeguard and
sets candidates up for success as they move through the Society's
lifesaving, assistant lifeguard and lifeguard continuum.
Learn about what's new for you:
The Lifesaving Society Canada is adopting 15 years as the
minimum age prerequisite for certification as a Swim Instructor,
Lifesaving Instructor, or National Lifeguard. The Society is also
broadening access to its courses by accepting, for prerequisite
purposes, Workplace Standard First Aid certifications provided by
training agencies approved by the Government of New Brunswick. Read the details here.
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 public health
Stay up to date by visiting the COVID-19 page
on our website
EFA and SFA Certifications Valid for 3 Years
Lifesaving Society Emergency and Workplace Standard First Aid
certifications are now valid for three years (36 months) from the
date of certification. In the interests of reducing confusion among
employers and harmonizing the Society's currency period with New
Brunswick government regulations, CSA recommendations and the
general practice among other workplace first aid providers, the
Lifesaving Society New Brunswick has adopted a three-year period
for the validity of its workplace EFA and SFA certifications only.
Read the announcement
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
New Brunswick Waterfront Safety Standards
The Lifesaving Society defines the minimum requirements for the
safe operation of public waterfronts in its New Brunswick
Waterfront Safety Standards. Developed in collaboration with
New Brunswick waterfront operators and experienced aquatic
leadership personnel, the Society's bilingual New Brunswick
Waterfront Safety Standards provides authoritative guidance on
best practices for patron safety. All waterfront owners should have
a copy. Order a copy today.
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 form.
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!