Updates & Resources
Welcome to the Lifesaving Society:
Water Safety Training & Education in BC & Yukon
The BC & Yukon Branch of the Lifesaving Society (aka Royal Life Saving Society Canada) is a non-for-profit organization committed to the prevention of drowning and aquatic-related injury through water safety education.
In addition to providing lifesaving, lifeguarding courses and first aid/CPR training throughout BC and Yukon, the Society is a leader in offering expertise and guidance to ensure safe operation of any water-related setting through safety management services.
Lifesaving Sport is another aspect of the Society that is the only sport developed from an origin of humanitarian purposes. Jr. Lifeguard Clubs are a fun and easy start for youth that can lead to the ultimate pursuit of international competition; fitness, sport and saving lives combined.
The Lifesaving Society’s WaterSmart public education campaign includes year-round information on safe activity in and around water as well as seasonal outreach such as the WaterWise Team, National Drowning Prevention Week in July, AdventureSmart Teams and Swim to Survive training; all part of ensuring everyone can safely enjoy our beautiful waterways without incident.Learn More
Drowning Report and Statistics
As part of our drowning prevention mission, the Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon researches and reports on water-related deaths to update the public on recent drownings and provide water-safety education with preventative methods. Check out our interactive Drowning Map to learn more.More Info
BC & YUKON HAVE BEEN DROWNING FREE FOR
Drownings This Year
These statistics summarize the most recent data on water-related fatalities available from the Office of the Chief Coroner for British Columbia. All data refers to the most current five-year period, 2011-2015.
— Who is drowning? —
22 % Female
Age 20 - 34
Age 50 - 64
Age 65 +
* Death Rate per 100,000 / Year
— Where? —
Lake / Pond
Drowning in a Lifeguard Supervised Setting
Swim Instructors Needed Year-Round!
Richmond, Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey
Swim Fins Swim School is hiring 25-30 Swim Instructors as we are expanding. Apply now!
GUARANTEED SHIFTS AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND (HOURS VARY BY LOCATION):
1. Weekday (Mon-Fri) positions: 3:30pm-8:30pm
2. Weekend (Sat/Sun) positions: 9am-2pm
3. Weekend (Sat/Sun) positions: 2pm-6pm
First Aid Instructor
Langley & Victoria
Contact us today at 1-866-446-2441 or by email at email@example.com
Full-time Aquatic Supervisor
The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool & Recreation Centre is a community recreation centre like no other! Built and operated by the non-profit Bulkley Valley Aquatic Centre Management Society, the facility features a 4-lane 25m main pool, leisure lagoon, tot pool, hot t ...
Part-time Lifeguard/Instructor (2 or 3)
The Bulkley Valley Regional Pool & Recreation Centre is a community recreation centre like no other! Built and operated by the not-for-profit Bulkley Valley Aquatic Centre Management Society the recreation centre features a 4-lane 25m main pool, leisure lagoon, tot pool, 25 person hot tub, sa ...