Basic swimming ability is a fundamental requirement in any
meaningful attempt to eliminate drowning in Canada.
The Lifesaving Society offers training programs from
learn-to-swim through advanced lifesaving, lifeguarding and
leadership. Contact your local municipal pool, Y, summer
camp, school, college or university.
Predictably, drownings skew to the warmer months. 60% of
drownings occur in May, June, July and August. But recent data
(2006-2010) shows the biggest increase actually occurred during the
November to April period (+23%), when cold water is a major risk
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