Originally from Boucherville, Martin graduated from De Mortagne High School and held his first jobs in the region, notably as a labourer for the City of Boucherville. He completed his lifeguard training in Boucherville before moving to California and Australia to practice this discipline competitively, and to support Canadian teams on the international scene. He received the Prix Dollard-Morin in 2001 for his volunteer involvement and has since held several positions within the Lifesaving Society, most notably as a member of the Board of Directors and Commissioner for Lifesaving Sport, a discipline recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
Martin is married to a guardian angel healthcare worker and is the father of three future lifeguards. He continues to be involved in his community, with the Parents’ Committee of the Commission Scolaire des Patriotes (2016-18), as a member of the Planning Advisory Committee (CCU) of the City of Saint-Basile-le-Grand since 2015 and more recently with Trajectoire Québec. He is also a contributor to the Yulair Travel Blog and is passionate about immersive travel and sustainable mobility.