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Swim to Survive Program

North Bay, ON – June 21, 2022 – The City of North Bay is offering a free, single-day Swim to Survive program through the Canadian Lifesaving Society at Olmsted Beach on Sunday, July 24.

Swim to Survive teaches and assesses the necessary skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep water – an important first step towards ensuring water safety for all members of the community.

Swim to Survive, which will run from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., will teach children between the ages of 6 and 14 how to consecutively roll into the water, tread water for one minute and swim 50 meters. Once they have successfully completed the skill sequence, participants will receive a certificate of completion noting their ability to Swim to Survive. Additional activities include lifejacket use and boat safety. Registration for this program is not required; simply show up and go to the lifeguard chair.       

Swimming is the second most popular activity among children between the ages of five and twelve and these are essential survival skills for them to learn. It is important to know that Swim to Survive does not replace swimming lessons but teaches the most basic skills necessary to survive in the water

Swim to Survive Program
Gord Young
Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 x.2505