A number of parents in Calgary are registering their young children in a controversial drowning-prevention program that the Canadian Lifesaving Society says may give some families a false sense of security.
Nine schools and more than 100 Grade 3 students in Kapuskasing, Ont., are participating in the Lifesaving Society’s Swim to Survive program, which aims to provide elementary school children with in-water survival skills.
The Step Into Swim™ campaign is directing $40,000 to four leading learn-to-swim organizations, which will help the organization attain its goal of creating one million more swimmers over the next 10 years.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) board of directors have increased their commitment to the Step Into Swim™ campaign by doubling the amount the organization will match, from $25,000 to $50,000, for donations received by Oct. 31.
The Lifesaving Society’s ‘Swim to Survive’ program, which teaches Grade 3 children the basic swimming skills necessary to survive a fall into deep water, has been approved by Quebec’s liberal government.
The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has introduced its Step Into Swim™ program, a 10-year campaign, which will see it team up with various organizations in an effort to improve public health and reduce drowning by teaching children, adults and minority populations to swim.