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.
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.
Cape Breton County
-Mira Gut Beach
-Mavillette Beach (Weekends only)
-Clam Harbour Beach (Weekends only)
-Dollar Lake Beach
-Rainbow Haven Beach
-Port Hood Beach
-Aylesford Lake Beach
-Point Michaud Beach
-Lake Ellenwood Beach
-Lake Milo Boat Club
-Port Maitland Beach