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.
Newfoundland and Labrador has a subsantially higher drowning
rate (3.5 per 100,000 population) than Canada as a whole (1.3 per
100,000) in the most recent 5-year period (2010-2014) for which we
have complete national data.
Copyright 2019 by The Royal Life Saving Society Canada, Prince Edward Island.