Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan

The Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan was formally released at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 17-19, 2017.

The Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan was developed as one of the four supporting strategies outlined in the World Health Organization’s: Preventing drowning: an implementation guide (May 2017), which was developed in response to the World Health Organization’s: Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer (2014). The Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition, tasked with developing the Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan, was formed in response to a call to action from the World Health Organization’s report.

The aspirational long-term goal of the Plan is for zero drowning deaths in Canada in 50+ years. The Plan is dynamic and will reflect the progress of data, actions, and outcomes in key focus areas for drowning prevention.

International Life Saving Federation Competition Rulebook - Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018

The ILS Sport Commission is pleased to confirm that the ILS Competition Rulebook is now published in preparation for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018. To accompany the Competition Rulebook, the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 Championships Handbook, which sets out the entry criteria and event programmes, is also published.
This is the link to the article on the ILS News page that has been published today:
Both documents are now available in preparation for the forthcoming launch of the online Registration system for the Lifesaving World Championships Adelaide 2018 which will be announced soon.

Alberta Health Releases Amended Pool Standards

On August 24, 2017 the Alberta Health amended the Pool Standards July 2014 ( Although the modification to the standards was minimal it is recommended that all Pool Owner's / Owners Agent's and Pool Operators be aware of the amendments. The most notable amendment was the extension for anti-entrapment compliance until November 30, 2019.

View the summarized list of amendment's identified 

Alberta and Northwest Territories Competition Manual

The Alberta and Northwest Territories Competition Manual- Rules Standards and Procedures for Alberta and Northwest Territories Sanctioned Competition, Championships and Games - 2017 Edition, First Printing is now available for affiliate clubs, coaches, officials and athletes.

View what is new/changed 

Alberta and Northwest Territories Competition Manual 2017 Edition may be ordered from the Society or accessed on the website.


Ripples - October 18, 2017


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.

 Lifejackets are Available to Order

The Lifesaving Society has partnered with Cross Country Parts Distributors in Calgary who provide lifejackets. Their supplier is STEARNS® who manufacture Antimicrobial Classic Nylon Vests that are Transport Canada Approved.  Please note that the supplier requires 3 weeks to ship the lifejackets.The lifejackets are available in Red or Blue and are available in infant, child, youth, adult (universal) and oversize.

Lifejackets can be ordered through the SHOP.




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