The Lifesaving Society of Manitoba is reminding you to be safe around water this summer. Their CEO Carl Shier says knowing how to swim is just one of many ways to do so. He advises don’t swim alone, swim with a buddy, swim with someone you know, don’t over extend your abilities. He says tragically even good swimmers can drown when they over extend their abilities explaining they look to swim out to a distant point thinking that’s attainable and exhaust themselves, so they always say be careful, be cautious and respect the water.
A recent report from the World Health Organization shows drowning is one of ten leading causes of death in children. Shier say swimming lessons are important in preventing accidental drowning. He compares them to immunization against disease.