The drowning prevention program is open to kids aged 7 to 18
“This is the fourth year that the park board has offered this program to the public. Last year, more than 500 youth and children took the free course,” board chair Stuart Mackinnon said in a press release. “Swim to Survive demonstrates our commitment to equip children with the skills to safely enjoy our pools and beaches.”
In Canada, drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury deaths among children aged 1 to 4 years old, and the second leading cause of preventable death for children under 10. Swim to Survive teaches water smart behaviours in time for young people to make better choices around water.
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