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July Drowning Prevention - Drowning Prevention Week 

The Lifesaving Society designates the third week in July (July 18-24, 2021) as National Drowning Prevention Week (NDPW) to focus community and media attention on the drowning problem and drowning prevention.

The City of Cambridge is hosting drowning prevention activities that week!

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  1. Lifejacket & PFD safety (video) - In recognition of #NationalLifejacketDay members of the City of Cambridge Aquatics Team want to remind you that wearing a lifejacket saves lives.
  2. Swim with a Buddy (video) - Family members within the City of Cambridge Aquatics Team want to remind you to Always Swim with a Buddy!
  3. Drowning is fast, silent and preventable (video) – Make sure there is always a parent “On Guard” when your children are near water. 
  4. Never leave children alone near water.
  5. Stay within arm's reach of toddlers and non-swimmers.
  6. Stay by the water's edge.
  7. Make sure non-swimmers wear lifejackets.
  8. Swim to Survive (video) - We may not be able to teach your child(ren) swimming right now but please take the time to ensure they can do the following skills before you take off their lifejackets.
  9. City of Cambridge Fence By-law 92-05 – requires a fence for any swimming pool or hot tub capable of holding more than 30 inches of water; however we encourage all bodies of water in your backyard is inaccessible without the consent and supervision of an adult.
  10. Bathtub safety (colouring sheet) - Did you know that bathtubs account for 12% of all drownings Canada-wide with children and seniors most affected?  Teach children about not bathing alone.

For more information to prevent drownings and water related injuries including Water Safety Public Education please check out the Lifesaving Society of Ontario