Red Cross Stories : Water Safety (Page 2)

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Water Safety

Canadian Red Cross

Swimming lessons are for life

July 10, 2013 - An average of 400 Canadians drown each year. While the ability to swim is important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life.

Five ways to stay safe at the beach

July 01, 2013 - From splashing around the shores to spreading out on the warm sand and soaking up some much-needed sunshine, the beach offers a variety of activities both for you and your family.

Picking the right flotation device for your child

June 04, 2013 - PFDs and lifejackets can provide a layer of support to children and adults in the water, and they may protect them drowning or other swimming-related incidents.

Youth learn the value of water safety with National Lifejacket Day

May 08, 2013 - By participating in events like National Lifejacket Day, today's youth can gain a better sense of how vital safety and preparation can be in preventing drowning accidents. Best of all, they can also develop new friends and interests, which could influence their choices in the future.

The Canadian Red Cross accepted into the International Life Saving Federation

May 03, 2013 - In 2012, the Canadian Red Cross was accepted as an associate member of the board of directors of the International Life Saving Federation.

How to stay safe around melting ice

April 23, 2013 - You may think that the spring season is no time to worry about the threat of ice, but the fact is, this can be one of the most important issues to think about around this time of year.

Five important facts about cold water exposure

March 25, 2013 - By understanding these five important facts about cold water exposure, you can better protect yourself and your loved ones in emergencies.

Are you ready to become a Water Safety Instructor?

March 08, 2013 - If you're passionate about giving back to your community and you love being in the water, you should consider the benefits of becoming a Water Safety Instructor.

What are the benefits of Red Cross Swim?

February 19, 2013 - For more than 65 years, the Canadian Red Cross has offered swimming classes, and each year, more than one million Canadians enroll in Red Cross Swim programs.

How can you stay safe on the ice?

February 04, 2013 - By learning more about how to stay safe on the ice, people can better protect themselves in the winter months while they're exploring the great outdoors with their families and friends.