Formation

  • The Lifesaving Society will send out a special newsletter dedicated to the development and implementation of the new Leadership program during the following year. The Lifesaving Society considers that all its affiliated members, instructors and trainers should carefully read this information. However, anyone passionate about lifesaving will be able to read and share the newsletters.
  • To all affiliated members and instructors offering the Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross courses. We need your help to test the new bronze program pilot project. For this, you only have to test the new items of your choice during your upcoming Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross courses.

  • It will be sent to print this Friday and made available as of Wednesday! Its training items have been completely reorganized: some items have been merged, others removed and some of them split… And of course, ILCOR 2015 standards have been integrated.

  • In order to be able to continue giving the Lifesaving instructor class, you must, starting from January 1st, 2019, have followed a mandatory update workshop on the new Leadership program.
  • Most lifeguards will never have to call an ambulance. For those who do, however, it’s always a big step that can be quite intimidating. They hesitate. “Is it worth it to summon the big yellow truck just for this instance?”
  • Would you like to be trained as an Emergency First Aid/AED Instructor? As the next course will be from June 30 to July 2 2017, you must register as soon as possible!
  • The Lifesaving Society’s Annual Forum will be held in St-Hyacinthe from September 8 to 10, 2017 under the theme “Sharing my passion”.

  • The use of rescue board by lifesavers is closely linked with the surf history. The creation of rescue board based on transformations to surfboard was accomplished by Americans and Australians. An Hawaiian surfer as well as Olympic medallist swimmer, Duke Kahanamoku, was the first person to introduce the surfboard to lifesavers.

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