Red Cross Stories : Water Safety

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Water Safety

Winter swimming lessons could be a great investment for warmer weather

January 30, 2014 - This winter, a Canadian Red Cross swim program could be an ideal investment in swimming technique and water safety.

Know the facts about ice safety this winter

January 10, 2014 - When winter arrives, so do a lot of favourite holiday pastimes and seasonal sports.

Hypothermia and the dangers of cold water: Stay informed to stay safe

November 14, 2013 - Even if the temperature has yet to drop below freezing, cold water can present a very particular danger - the risk of hypothermia.

Canadian Red Cross goes overseas to increase water safety

October 28, 2013 - The success of programs in Canada has spurred the Canadian Red Cross to help out another Red Cross National Society overseas - in China.

Four boating and water safety tips from the Red Cross

October 14, 2013 - With the following four tips, individuals who are boating can stay safe and ensure that each experience out on the water is rewarding and free of potential emergencies.

An eleventh-hour rescue

September 20, 2013 - Jonathan and his family wanted to share this gut-wrenching story to raise awareness about the importance of wearing a lifejacket. A must-read.

Five facts you might not know about water safety

August 23, 2013 - Summer is winding down, which means fewer days splashing around in the pool, visiting local lakes or even heading to the sea shore. But for those occasional late-summer scorchers, it's still important to keep water safety in mind.

Drowning: A silent killer

August 12, 2013 - We’ve all seen people flailing about and screaming while drowning on the big screen.  But the reality is, someone you love could be drowning a few feet away from you and you would never know it, because it doesn’t sound like anything.

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Stay safe in, on and around the water this summer

August 02, 2013 -

Each year, tragic and preventable water-related fatalities occur throughout the country during the hot summer months. The Red Cross offers the following tips to keep your family safe.

Are Canadians underestimating the risk of drowning for children?

July 25, 2013 - Classic summertime activities like swimming in the pool or heading to the beach are certainly fun, but they aren't without their fair share of dangers.