Swim to Survive+™(Plus) Equips Tweens With Survival Skills That Could Help Save Them And Their Friend
TORONTO, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - With warmer weather upon us and Canadians spending more time in or near water, the Lifesaving Society wants to teach tweens how to save themselves and others from drowning if they find themselves in trouble around water. On Thursday, June 21, 2012, the Lifesaving Society will announce its new Swim to Survive+™ program aimed at children in Grade 7 (11 to 12 years of age). This new program follows on the heels of, and complements, the Lifesaving Society's highly successful Swim to Survive program that has been provided to over 400,000 Grade 3 children since its inception in 2005.
|What:|| Demonstration of Swim to Survive+ skills training with participating children from Jesse Ketchum
Public School and Winchester Public School. Photo opportunity with children WEARING
CLOTHES in a community pool while instructors teach them survival skills.
|| One-on-one interviews available with:
Barbara Byers, Public Education Director for the Lifesaving Society
| World figure skating champion and founding sponsor of the Swim to Survive program,
Barbara Underhill, will also be on hand to talk about her support of the new program.
|| Thursday, June 21, 2012
Announcement by Barbara Byers at 10:00 a.m.
Interviews available between 10:20 a.m. and 12:00 noon
**Children will be in the pool between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon
|| Metro Central YMCA located at 20 Grosvenor Street.
Media are asked to come in through the main entrance and register at Studio B,
Room 127 off the main foyer. Media will be directed poolside immediately following
Please note that there is public parking on the street and Green P parking lot on the
south side of Grosvenor Street.
For further information:
To arrange interviews, confirm your attendance, or for further information, please contact:
Danielle D'Agostino or Andrea Burmaster
905-949-8255 ext. 233 or 231
416-525-6725 or 416-453-2218 (cell phones)
[email protected] or [email protected]