The Lifesaving Club of Markham (LCM) is a City based Lifesaving club that engages youth in physical activity and participation in lifesaving sport. Led by the City of Markham’s Sport Development team the club-based program focuses on keeping youth active in the community and building a sense of belonging while learning lifesaving skills. Through lifesaving sport, the Lifesaving Society seeks to engage and inspire youth in our drowning prevention mission. LCM members will develop lifesaving skills, and engage in active living through participation in regional, provincial and national competitions.
Starting in the fall 2020 season, LCM categories have been updated to better reflect the progressive path for athletes from beginner level to high-performance and competitive levels. See conversion chart to compare previous LCM categories.
Athletes are to sign up for the entire season by registering online. More information on registration dates and deadlines will be shared once available.
- Ages are defined based on the age of the athlete at Junior Provincials (June of the current season):
- There are three divisions for all age groups: White, Red, Black
We’d love to hear from you! For more information, send us an email: LCM@markham.ca.
LCM is an award-winning team!
LCM brings home another Provincial win!
Our Lifesaving Club of Markham (LCM) continues to shine on the Provincial stage! The team racked up another win at the 2020 Ontario Senior/Master Lifesaving Pool Championship, March 7-8! Led by @coach.brybry, the team of athletes ranging in ages 14-61, continued their winning streak by achieving the overall championship banner for the meet. Congratulations to all of you!
LCM kicks off 2020 with another Provincial win!
The LCM had another amazing showing at the 2020 Ontario Lifeguard Provincial championship, February 8-9, placing first overall out of six clubs! Additionally, the team placed 1st, 2nd, 5th out of 9 in the 4 person category and 1st out of 7 in the 2 person category. We are incredibly proud of this team and how well they represent the best of Markham in Lifesaving Sport. Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches!
Back: Ben Ngo, Evan Fong, Brandon Chu
Middle: Sarah Monaco, Trinity Tanuan, Sandrine Ah-Kim, Elana Moeini-Azad, Subakarie Muraleetharan, Tiffany Ho, Bryan Tsang
Front: Alyssa Arcaina, Samuel Musiala, Manuel Espiritu, Mark Jonathan Arenas
2019 Banner Year for LCM!
In 2019, LCM achieved five, 1st place overall championships. Congratulations to all athletes and coaches!
LCM Athlete Spotlight
Samantha Su, started with the Lifesaving Club of Markham (LCM) when she was just 10 years old and since then has evolved into an experienced Lifesaving Sport athlete.
Led by the City of Markham’s Sport Development team, LCM – a club-based program – follows the principles of the Lifesaving Society and focuses on keeping youth active in the community, building a sense of belonging and learning lifesaving skills. This is why Su has been a long-standing member of LCM. What she loves most about the sport is it offers more than just swimming skills including prevention of drowning and water-related injury and so much more. According to Su, these skills come in handy when she is on duty as a lifeguard.
Su is a well-rounded athlete who insists on staying constantly busy. While the COVID-19 quarantine may have slowed down all of us, Su kept busy catching up on reading and learning to play the guitar. She also managed to do some fitness classes via Zoom as well as training on the beach, paddle boarding and running. When things return to the new normal, she hopes to be back playing rep softball and practicing with her band mates, when she’s not training with LCM. Keeping busy is Su’s motto!
In the fall, she is heading to Western University but plans on staying connected to LCM as much as possible. She’ll be spending time in residence at Western but also plans on rejoining her LCM teammates each time she comes back to Markham.