Lifesaving Society Canada has updated the National Lifeguard program following a review to make sure its curriculum and performance standards remain current, relevant, and grounded in the competencies required by Canada's lifeguards.  

The National Lifeguard program review considered:  

  • Demonstrated need and research evidence 
  • Consistency with regulations across Canada 
  • Alignment with international standards and best practices  
  • Lifesaving Society values  

The National Lifeguard program update also considered the 2020 revisions to the Society’s Bronze Medal awards. The updated NL curriculum acknowledges and builds on the Bronze Cross competencies to provide a logical and smooth flow from Assistant Lifeguard training into National Lifeguard training.