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.
Guidelines for cardiac arrest victims recommend immediate CPR
and defibrillation within 5 minutes to ensure the best chance of
survival. In major Canadian centres, defibrillators arrive
approximately 9 minutes after the call to 911 according to the
Heart and Stroke Foundation of
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