With drowning prevention week upon us, the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre and City of Dawson Creek is hosting a week-long series of prevention tips for young and experienced swimmers alike.
For an hour a day this week, from 1 to 2pm there will be classes on programming on water safety, boating, lifeguards and other water-related and safety-minded topics.
“We will have an activity day going down. In addition to education, we are learning empowerment and will have daily prize draws as well,” said Kimberly Ryan, lesson supervisor at the Kenn Borek Centre.
More than 500 Canadians die needless each year in unintentional water-related fatalities with children aged 1 to 4 and mean 15 to 34 being the most at risk to water related fatalities.
Life saving methods and safety rescues from water will be covered, as will ice safety, safe diving, a lifeguard demonstration and boating safety, including what to do when a boat capsizes.