Learn how to prevent drownings at free lifesaving events in Milton

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Published July 3, 2024 at 11:54 am

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To recognize the upcoming National Drowning Prevention Week, the Town of Milton will be offer ways to improve your water safety.

From July 21-27, the Town will offer free Swim to Survive lessons and a Lifesaving Educational Fair in an effort to raise water safety awareness in the local community.

National Drowning Prevention Week is organized annually by the Lifesaving Society and promotes the importance of practicing safe water habits.

Residents can register for free, 30-minute Swim to Survive lessons aimed at helping inexperienced and new swimmers feel more confident around water. The lessons will also follow the Swim to Survive guidelines. Registration is required.

The lessons are Sunday, July 21, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Rotary Park Pool. Registration is required.

The Town will also be hosting a Lifesaving Educational Fair. Lifeguards will be on site to provide water smart education and resources to Milton residents about lifesaving skills including basic CPR for both adults and infants, how to throw an aid with a line, and how to call 9-1-1.

The fair is Sunday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rotary Park.

The week wraps up with a free competition for past participants of the Town’s lifesaving programs, including Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross.

This competition will serve as a refresher on how lifesavers can keep themselves and others safe in water environments. Participants will face rescue simulations where they will need to put their past training to practice.

You can register here for the event being held Friday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Rotary Park Pool.

To find more information about swimming and lifesaving programs, visit the Town of Milton’s website.

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