Lifesaving Scholarship - Olympian Swimming

The owners of the Olympian School of Swimming, Shauna Devine and Gary Nolden, in collaboration with the Lifesaving Society Ontario, are pleased to announce the Olympian School of Swimming Lifesaving Scholarship.

What is the Olympian School of Swimming Lifesaving Awards Scholarship Program?

The Olympian School of Swimming Lifesaving Awards Scholarship Program is a joint collaboration between the Olympian School of Swimming and the Lifesaving Society that aims to support lifeguards and swim instructors in Ontario, and contribute to the Province’s objective of safety in the water and swimming excellence. The program supports swim instructors and lifeguards who have achieved their bronze medallion, bronze cross, national lifeguarding-pool, and demonstrated leadership skills in the community with the expectation that the instructor will continue to contribute to aquatics in Ontario.

Who Should Apply?

Eligibility and Application Overview:

2017-2018 Competition Deadline: November 1, 2017
Scholarship Value: Two (2) awards of $1000 will be issued
Date of Issue: Award cheques will be mailed on or before November 15, 2017

Due to the high number of submissions, only those who have won the award will be contacted.

To participate in the Olympian School of Swimming Lifesaving Scholarship Program, the applicant must reside in Ontario and have:

  • Bronze Medallion
  • Bronze Cross
  • National Lifeguarding-pool
  • Be actively employed, part-time or full-time, as a swim instructor or lifeguard
  • Demonstrated leadership in the community

Must also:

  • Be applying for support to pursue, or continue in an undergraduate or graduate degree at any recognized university or college in Canada or abroad
  • Proof of acceptance/enrollment in a recognized university or college in Canada or abroad
  • Must be registered in a full time program at a recognized university or college when the award is issued

Application Process:

  • Ensure that you meet all eligibility requirements
  • Please submit one written evaluation from a suitable referee (this should be a teacher or employer familiar with your work and goals)
  • Please submit a 750-1000 word essay, addressing the following questions:
    • How have you been personally impacted through your experience with the lifesaving society training programs?
    • In what ways do you demonstrate leadership in your place of employment and in the community?
    • Why are lifesaving training courses so important today?

All application materials should be submitted to:
sdevine7@uwo.ca