New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Lifesaving Society Manitoba is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Grocholski as Executive Director.  Stacey started work with the Society on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  “The Board is very excited to welcome Stacey to our organization.” said Sarah Painter, Lifesaving Society Manitoba Board Chair. “Stacey brings a wealth of experience from the organizations she has worked for in the past that will be of benefit to the Society.”

Stacey has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years as an Executive Director.  She has extensive experience in leadership, strategy, public relations, marketing and communications.  She has served on many boards and committees in the community, and currently sits on the Board of Governors of Balmoral Hall School.

“I am very proud and honoured to be part of this great organization as leaders in water safety and programming throughout Manitoba for over 100 years,” said Stacey Grocholski.  “I look forward to building strategic partnerships and continuing to build on this incredible legacy which has already contributed so much to our community.”

Stacey may be contacted at or 204-956-2124 ext 4.

2021 Pets in Lifejackets Calendar Contest

Everything we do at Lifesaving Society Manitoba is related to our mission of Drowning Prevention. We are concerned for the safety of friends, family and community. Drowning is preventable, and one of the best layers of protection is wearing a lifejacket or personal floatation device. To help encourage the use of lifejackets we thought we should feature those who contribute so unselfishly to enriching our lives, our pets. This calendar shows how much we care by keeping them safe and surrounding them with love. No doubt, they wish the same for us, which is why we need to wear our lifejackets, too.

You can order your copy of the calendar, submit a picture of your pet in a lifejacket, or vote for your favourite pet by visiting the contest website. If you spend more than $15.00 voting for your favourite pet in the contest you will receive an official tax receipt once the contest is completed.

COVID-19 Information Update – June 25, 2020

Resuming Lifesaving Society Programs

Dear Members and Supporters,
Information Update – Teaching Lifesaving Society Programs

On June 23, 2020, Lifesaving Society Manitoba received further clarifications from Manitoba Public Health around how teaching of lifesaving and lifeguard courses may take place.  Effective immediately teaching of Lifesaving Society programs may resume at your pool subject to restrictions, as mandated by Manitoba Public Health.

Lifesaving Society Manitoba is therefore now issuing the following guidance document to facilities to assist with restarting programming:

COVID-19 Teaching Lifesaving Programs Guidelines (June 25, 2020)

This new document supplements the following documents previously released by Lifesaving Society Manitoba:

Information Bulletin on Staff Training & Reopening Pools (June 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Update for National Lifeguard Recerts (June 17, 2020)

COVID-19 Guidelines for Opening Pools & Waterfronts in Manitoba (June 17, 2020)

COVID-19 First Aid Teaching Update (June 15, 2020)

COVID-19 First Aid Teaching and Decontamination Protocols (June 15, 2020)

COVID-19 First Aid Training Guidelines (June 15, 2020)

Further Manitoba Public Health requires all aquatic facilities and training providers to include a copy of the above documents in their safety plan binders and to be able to produce them if requested by a Public Health Officer.  This would be in addition to any and all other COVID-19 specific procedures in place at the Facility.  Links to pertinent online COVID-19 resources are provided in Appendix 1 of the PDF version of this memo.

If you have not done so, please renew your 2020 Affiliate Agreement with the Lifesaving Society. If you did not receive the renewal form or if you are uncertain if you have returned the form and paid the affiliate fees, please email me.

A downloadable and printer-friendly version of this memo is available.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kathy Plett

Program Coordinator

Lifesaving Society Manitoba