YMCA and Cameco Launch “Swim to Survive” program
YMCA Northumberland and Cameco have partnered to launch Lifesaving Society’s Swim to Survive program to our local community to teach water safety, swimming techniques and lifesaving water skills to every Grade 3 student in Northumberland County. The program will be offered this spring and fall to ensure all eligible students have access to the program.
Basic swimming ability is a fundamental requirement in any meaningful attempt to eliminate drowning in Canada. The Swim to Survive program was developed to increase water awareness and decrease the risks of drownings, by educating and providing practical learning components for swimming. This program will give all children the chance to learn how to survive in the event of an unexpected accident.