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Swim to Survive Program  
 
The Lifesaving Society estimates half of Canadian children never take traditional swimming lessons even though “swimming” is the second most popular activity in Canada among school age children between 5 and 12 years of age.  Together we want to ensure every child has the basic skills to survive.
 
Research shows that most drowning's occur close to safety.  If every child could pass the Swim to Survive Standard it could reduce the number of drowning by half. The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Lifesaving Society are offering this program to grade 4 students free of charge.
 
Swim to Survive teaches just the essentials needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water – an important first step to being safe around water.
 
Schools involved with Swim to Survive will participate in three 45 minute pool sessions at a local City of Toronto pool, within walking distance wherever possible.
 
For more information please visit the Lifesaving Society