Position Statements

A Position Statement is a strong recommendation that representatives of the Lifesaving Society should follow when teaching Society courses/recerts and that Affiliates and facilities should follow in day-to-day operation. 

Position Statements are created after research is conducted on a subject and follow what is seen as the industry standard or what the Lifesaving Society believes, in the interest of safety, should become the industry standard. 

Position Statements may also be used for expert opinion on legal matters.  Failure to follow Position Statements may leave the instructor, facility, Affiliate and/or Instructor-Trainer subject to challenge.

The following are Position Statements created by the Lifesaving Society BC & Yukon;