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. The Lifesaving Society Swim Program features both Swim for Life® and Canadian Swim Patrol - a recipe for creating good swimmers.
Good swimmers can:
Make safe choices in, on and around water and ice
Protect themselves and others
Swim for fitness
Enjoy other aquatic activities (boating, fishing, snorkeling, etc.)