The beach heroes return: 2024 lifeguard services start this Saturday

Provincial release:

Lifeguard supervision at many Nova Scotia beaches will begin on Saturday, June 29.

Most supervised beaches will have lifeguards on duty daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until August 25. Three beaches will have supervision until early September:
– Aylesford Lake in Kings County and Lake Milo in Yarmouth County will be supervised through September 2
– Lawrencetown Beach on the Eastern Shore will be supervised on Labour Day weekend (August 31-September 2) and the following weekend, September 7-8.

A list of supervised beaches and daily updates on conditions are available at:

The Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society is contracted by the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, several municipalities and Parks Canada to provide lifeguards.

The society also helps the government test water quality to ensure the safety of all swimmers. If bacteria levels are too high, a beach advisory will be issued. People are strongly recommended to avoid swimming when an advisory is in place.

Quick Facts:
– last summer, more than 306,000 people visited provincial beaches, and more than 60 rescues took place
– last year, the Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society celebrated 52 years in service, and since it began, lifeguards have supervised nearly 20 million people and made more than 4,900 rescues
– lifeguards hold a Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard certification as well as certifications in standard first aid, oxygen administration, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED)

Additional Resources:
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Natural Resources and Renewables X (formerly Twitter):

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