Brock hosting national lifeguard championships this weekend

Brock University photo – Lifeguards from 17 different teams from across the country will be competing this weekend at Brock University.

Brock University press release – More than 60 lifeguards from across Canada will put their lifesaving skills to the test this weekend.

Brock University will host the Canadian Lifeguard Emergency Response Championships Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 in the Walker Sports Complex.

Organized by the Lifesaving Society, the championships are an opportunity for lifeguards — whose first priority is saving lives — to get competitive with their craft.

Lifeguards on 17 different teams from Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia will compete in events that simulate real lifesaving and lifeguarding rescues such as first aid, priority assessment and water rescue.

Because the competition is taking place throughout the weekend, there will be free family fun swims on Saturday and Sunday from 1—3:30 p.m. There may be some interruptions as the competition will be running, but the public are encouraged to attend and be part of the event.

Canadian Lifeguard Emergency Response Championships Schedule

Saturday, May 13
9:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies (Academic South Room 215)
10:30 a.m. – First Aid Preliminary Competition (Academic South Room 215)
1 p.m. – Water Rescue Preliminary Competition (Brock Pool)
4:30 p.m. – First Aid Competition Final (Gym 2)

Sunday, May 14
8 a.m. – Priority Assessment Preliminary Competition (Brock Pool)
10:30 a.m. – Priority Assessment Competition Final (Brock Pool)
1 p.m. – Water Rescue Competition Final (Brock Pool)



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