National Drowning Prevention Week – Jul 21-27, 2019

During National Drowning Prevention Week (Jul 21-27, 2019), all YMCA day camps will be participating in a daily swim to survive program led by the YMCA instructors.

Campers will learn boating safety, ice safety, life jacket safety and what to do if they fall in the water unexpectedly.

Drowning fatalities continue to steadily decline in the Maritimes according to the Society’s most recent Maritimes Drowning Report, but the contributing factors remain the same. Not wearing a lifejacket or PFD is still the single largest factor. You can view part of the Drowning Report from the Lifesaving Society, below.