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Lifeguards returning to Aylesford Lake, other supervised beaches across Nova Scotia


Intensive four-day training camp completed

AYLESFORD LAKE, NS - Following an intensive training camp at Brigadoon Village and Aylesford Lake, members of the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service (NSLS) are ready to return to supervised beaches.

More than 80 lifeguards from across Nova Scotia participated in the four-day training camp, which ran from June 22 to 26. Beginning on June 29, the NSLS will begin supervision at 23 beaches. Supervision runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until Aug. 25.

Training included technical and physical skills such as water rescue, CPR/First Aid, running, swimming and board rescue. NSLS director Paul D’Eon said he is looking forward to another successful season for lifeguards across the province.

“We are hoping for another safe season but are preparing staff for any incident that could occur,” D’Eon said.

This is the 47th season for the NSLS. All staff must meet the National Lifeguard Waterfront Standard of the Lifesaving Society Canada. This will prepare them for their multi-faceted roles on the province’s beaches. The training also included team building activities to develop team skills with fellow lifeguards.

The NSLS is a contracted service to provide beach supervision for provincial and municipal governments and is operated by the Life Saving Society Nova Scotia Branch.

For more information on the service, beach updates and conditions, visit https://www.facebook.com/nslifeguard, www.twitter.com/NSLifeguard or www.nsls.ns.ca.

SUPERVISED BEACHES:

Antigonish County

  • Bayfield Beach
  • Pomquet Beach

Cape Breton County

  • Dominion Beach
  • Mira Gut Beach

Cumberland County

  • Heather Beach

Digby County

  • Mavillette Beach (weekends only)

Halifax County

  • Clam Harbour Beach (weekends only)
  • Dollar Lake Beach
  • Lawrencetown Beach
  • Martinique Beach
  • Queensland Beach
  • Rainbow Haven Beach

Inverness County

  • Inverness Beach
  • Port Hood Beach

Kings County

  • Aylesford Lake Beach

Lunenburg County

  • Bayswater Beach
  • Rissers Beach

Pictou County

  • Melmerby Beach

Richmond County

  • Point Michaud Beach

Victoria County

  • Ingonish Beach

Yarmouth County

  • Lake Ellenwood Beach
  • Lake Milo Boat Club
  • Port Maitland Beach

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