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Posted on: July 21, 2021

National Drowning Prevention Week: Learn to Swim to Survive

National Drowning Prevention Week: Learn to Swim to Survive

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Swimming skills need to be taught; they are not innate. Most drownings occur close to safety – can you survive an accidental or unintentional fall into the water? Swim to Survive is different than swimming lessons - not a replacement for them. Swim to Survive teaches the necessary skills to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. Meeting the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard is an important first step to being safe around water. Basic swimming ability is a requirement of any meaningful attempt to eliminate drowning in Canada. Swim to Survive defines the minimum swim skills needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. Everyone deserves to learn swim survival skills.

 

Come down to the Pool today to try the Swim to Survive standard and get your certificate AND be entered in the draw at the end of the week !!