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Lifesaving Society

Nova Scotia Branch

Located In Spring Garden (Halifax Peninsula)
Where To Find Us
5516 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3J 1G6
Areas Served Nova Scotia
Social Media Facebook
Phone 902-425-5450 ext. 323
Contact Mike Maguire, Executive Director; Phone: 902-425-5450 ext 331; Email:
Alternate Contact Paul Deon, Special Projects Director; Phone: 902-477-6155
Description & Services
Information About the Lifesaving Society 
The Lifesaving Society is a national volunteer organization and registered charity, composed of tens of thousands of individual members and over 2,000 affiliated aquatic facilities, municipalities, waterfronts and schools. Established in England in 1891 as The Swimmers' Life Saving Society, we became the Royal Life Saving Society in 1904. Today, we are known to Canadians simply as the Lifesaving Society. 
Making Canadians Water SmartĀ® 
The Lifesaving Society works with a number of partners to collect information on unintentional water-related deaths in Canada. Each year, we publish The National Drowning Report and provincial drowning reports with our findings. Our annual drowning research focuses our Water SmartĀ® public education efforts on those people most at risk - like men fishing in small boats - or those who can make a significant difference, such as parents of young children. 
Our Resources 
The work of the Lifesaving Society - Nova Scotia Branch is done largely through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who are supported by a governing body of volunteer Board of Directors members. On behalf of our members, the Lifesaving Society - Nova Scotia Branch acknowledges the continued support of the Government of Nova Scotia through the Office of Health Promotion. Such support is integral to the advancement of organizations such as ours. 
COVID-19 Response and updates: Lifesaving Society - NS Branch provides resources through their Facebook Page and website.
Special Information
Tags Annapolis Valley Connect ; Cape Breton Connect ; Fundy Connect ; Highland Connect ; Provincial Recreation Organizations ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Swimming
Categories - General Lifeguard Training ; Swimming Programs/Recreational Swimming ; Swimming Safety Education