© John DeCoste
On duty at the lifeguard station at Aylesford Lake Beach.
Junior lifeguards have the chance to train with the pros this summer at Aylesford Lake Beach.
This summer, the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service (NSLS) will be running a junior lifeguard program aimed at young people,
aged seven to 15, who can swim at least 25 metres and tread water for two minutes. Junior lifeguards will be able to learn and practice both physical and technical skills with the local lifeguards on Sundays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
“This is a great program for kids who love the water but who want more than swimming lessons,” says Brett Holland, beach captain at Aylesford Lake. “It gives young aspiring guards the chance to gain experience in the water and in rescue situations.”
On July 26 at Rissers Beach, junior guards will be able to compete at the annual junior lifeguard championships. At the championships, guards will compete in beach spring, beach flags, board race, ocean relay and surf race events.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in the junior lifeguard program, please contact Brett Holland via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 902-300-9312.