Water Safety Transition


Things you need to know

When will the transition be happening?

The City of Leduc will roll out these changes in the Winter 2023 session. Information regarding the transition can be found in the the current City Guide and more information will be included in the Winter 2023 City Guide.

Why is the transition happening?

In January 2022, the Canadian Red Cross announced its decision to wind down its involvement in all swimming and lifeguarding programs in order to direct more attention to surging humanitarian demands in other areas – such as disaster and pandemic response, opioid harm reduction and caregiving for seniors. Specifically, all swimming and lifeguard training currently offered through the Canadian Red Cross will be transitioned to the Lifesaving Society of Canada by the end of 2022. The Canadian Red Cross is very proud to have provided water safety training to over 40 million Canadians in the past 76 years. The Lifesaving Society is a respected, accomplished organization that has worked to reduce drowning and aquatic related injuries for over 100 years.

For more information, please click on the links below.


Lifesaving Society Lesson Descriptions

Swim Lesson Transition Chart from Red Cross to Lifesaving Society