How to avoid drowning

The Lifeguard Outreach Society will offer free drowning prevention lessons July 17, 18 and 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dutch Lake

Editor, The Times:

Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death in Canadian children under the age of 10 and only half of Canadians will ever receive formal swimming lessons? I repeat, preventable death. Startling isn’t it?

To kick off National Drowning Prevention Week (NDPW) July 19 – 25, the Lifeguard Outreach Society, in partnership with the District of Clearwater’s Community Recreation Healthy Living Program, will be visiting Clearwater to offer free drowning prevention lessons July 17, 18 and 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dutch Lake. The society’s certified lifeguards will focus on core skills that will teach kids and adults to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. They will also go over key lifesaving skills to teach how to rescue someone in danger without putting yourself at risk.

Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity by participating in this very worthwhile program. Check out their promotional video to watch what the Lifeguard Outreach Society is all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTzQDf1fTbI

You can register online at: http://goo.gl/forms/tRQG1qxbh0

Find them on Face Book: The Lifeguard Outreach Society

Eleanor Collins

Community Recreation Healthy Living Coordinator

 

Clearwater Times

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