NSLS Lifeguard Supervision Begins July 1

June 24th, 2015

Halifax, N.S. – Nova Scotia’s lifeguards are set to hit the sand and waves of the province’s most popular beaches when supervision begins on Wednesday, July 1.

The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service (NSLS), now in its 43rd year of operation, will provide over 70 lifeguards to supervise 22 beaches in 11 Nova Scotia counties.

Since its foundation in 1973, there has not been a single drowning during supervised hours on NSLS supervised beaches. Last summer, over 300,000 people joined lifeguards on the beaches with over 100 rescues taking place.

“We urge all beachgoers to swim between the red and yellow flags that designate the supervised area”, says Paul D’Eon, Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service Director.

All provincial service lifeguards hold a Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard, Standard First Aid and CPR certification. Since 1973, the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service has supervised over 18 million people, performed over 4100 rescues, conducted over 1400 community service beach projects and employed over 1100 different lifeguards.

Beach conditions are updated daily at www.nsls.ns.ca.

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Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service Supervised Beaches

Supervision beings on Wednesday, July 1 at 10 a.m.
Visit www.nsls.ns.ca for the latest beach updates and conditions.

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

Yarmouth County
-Lake Ellenwood Beach
-Lake Milo Boat Club
-Port Maitland Beach