The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service – NSLS will be providing lifeguard services at Pomquet Park Beach and Bayfield Park Beach this upcoming summer. Unless otherwise noted, the NSLS lifeguards will be on duty from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily from July 1, 2017 to August 27, 2017.
In the past, this service was provided by the Municipality of the County of Antigonish through a Memorandum of Agreement involving the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, the Department of Natural Resources, the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness and the NSLS. The NSLS role was to ensure the standard of supervision was consistent with other Natural Resources beaches, which receive lifeguard supervision. This was accomplished by having Pomquet/Bayfield staff attend NSLS training on a grant basis and to conduct periodic quality assurance and consultation visits.
In 2013, the NSLS program was expanded to include Pomquet Park Beach as one of several beaches in the province for which it provides supervision. Lifeguard Services at Bayfield Park Beach will be provided by NSLS via a memorandum of understanding with the Municipality of the County of Antigonish.
The NSLS is a joint project of Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness and the Lifesaving Society Nova Scotia Branch. The mandate of the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service is to provide supervision at selected beaches throughout Nova Scotia. The Beach Supervision Program was the result of a 1972 study which pointed out the need to reduce the high number of drowning and related incidents at beaches in Nova Scotia.
For further information, please visit the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service website www.nsls.ca