Lifeguard Research Project

A Profile of Lifeguards

by David R. Lyon, LL.B., Ph.D., Glen Cheetham, Joel Sutcliffe, M.A., and Dale Miller, B.P.E.

Overview
This report describes the demographic and employment profiles of lifeguards in British Columbia and the Yukon. Findings are based on a survey of 903 National Lifeguard Service (NLS) award holders attending recertification clinics in British Columbia and the Yukon between October 1, 2006 and October 31, 2007.1 This sample represents approximately 41% of all eligible recertification clinic participants during the survey period.2

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Emergency Situations Managed by Lifeguards

by David R. Lyon, LL.B., Ph.D., Joel Sutcliffe, M.A., Glen Cheetham, B.A., and Dale Miller, B.P.E.

Overview
This report describes the diversity and nature of emergency situations managed by lifeguards. It is based on a survey of 903 National Lifeguard Service (NLS) award holders attending recertification clinics in British Columbia and the Yukon between October 1, 2006 and October 31, 2007. This sample represents approximately 41% of all eligible participants during the survey period.

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