BC & Yukon Junior Lifeguard Telegames

About the Junior Lifeguard Telegames

The Lifesaving Society’s Junior Lifeguard TeleGames are inter-club level competitions held at aquatic facilities throughout the year. In TeleGames, competitors have the opportunity to experience lifesaving sport events in a fun and encouraging a competitive environment.

TeleGames can be delivered during regularly scheduled club meetings, classes or workouts or as an inter-facility or regional competition.

Performances are compared with other lifesavers – all without travelling.

Participating affiliates may run one or all of the TeleGames’ events at their own facilities. Results of events are forwarded to the scoring centre, where results from all participating affiliates are compiled.

Lifesaving Affiliates are encouraged to create clubs and promote awareness of Lifesaving Sport activities. Through the development of Lifesaving Sport programs and clubs, youth have the opportunity to become active, increase their personal fitness; learn about competing fairly and setting personal goals. 



Results are due by the following dates:

  • Spring – June 30
  • Summer – September 1
  • Fall – December 29 


  • Be less than 16 years of age
  •  Be a registered Athlete 
  •  Hold a Lifesaving Society award, or be registered in a Lifesaving Society course 
  •  or be a member of a registered Junior Lifeguard Club/Affiliate.
  • Meet the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard: roll into deep water; tread 1 minute; swim 50m. 


Competitors will compete in 1 of 5 age groups. Age is determined as of the "Results Due" date.

  • 7 yr. & under
  • 8 & 9 yr.
  • 10 & 11 yr.
  • 12 & 13 yr.
  • 14 & 15  


  • Lifesaving Individual Medley
  • Object Carry
  • Obstacle Swim
  • Throwing Accuracy 
  • Tow with Fins


  • Lifesaving Medley Relay
  • Obstacle Relay


  • Ribbons are awarded to the 1st through 6th place males and females in individual events in each age group, and to 1st through 6th place relay event team members.
  • Each competition site sends the results of each timed event to the scoring centre via fax, mail or e-mail.
  • Each competitor can participate ONCE per TeleGames.
  • Competitors are allowed to enter each event only once.
  • Event results from all sites are compiled and ranked in order by time.
  • Individual results are based on time.
  • Results and awards will be forwarded to each club. 


How to Participate?

1. Register your Club with the Branch.

  • Lifesaving Affiliates are encouraged to form a Lifesaving Club and promote awareness of lifesaving sport.
  • Only Registered Clubs and their members can participate in Lifesaving Sport Branch Competitions and the Junior Lifeguard Telegames.
  • There is no charge to register your Club. 
  • Your Club's information will be promoted on our website.

2. Schedule the date to participate at your facility.

  • TeleGames participation can occur during regularly scheduled club meetings, classes, workouts or as an inter-facility or regional competition.
  • Participating Affiliates may run one or all of the TeleGames events.

3. Submit your entry forms by the due date.

  • All participating Clubs submit their times and are compared with other lifesavers.
  • Results of events are forwarded to the scoring centre (Branch Office), where results from all participating Affiliates are compiled.

4. The Branch campares the results from participanting Clubs. 

  • The Branch posts Club Overall results!
  • The Branch sends the ribbons and winning banners to your facility for you to present to your Club.
How do I get my Junior Lifeguard Club involved with Telegames?
1.      Download the BC & Yukon telegames_handbook_2019-20
2.      Train your Junior Lifeguards in the event skills.
3.      Plan a Telegames at your site – it’s a great end of session event.
4.      Use the Telegames Entry Form to submit your entries.

Call the Branch Office at 604-299-5450 for any questions you may have.

  •  We want to see all pools in BC & Yukon enjoy the benefits of Lifesaving Sport and Jr. Lifeguard Clubs.