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. Contact your local municipal pool, Y, summer
camp, school, college or university.
CPR minimizes the possibility of brain damage by supplying
oxygen to the brain, but the heart won't start beating again
without defibrillation. The possibility of successful resuscitation
declines 7-10% with each minute that passes without defibrillation.
After 12 minutes, less than 2-5% of victims will live.
Copyright 2019 by The Royal Life Saving Society Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Branch Inc. Registered Charity No. 13237 8134 RR0001.