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Jul 18, 2019, 06:02 ET Are Quebecers too distracted to keep safe close to water?

Over half of Quebecers will vacation close to a body of water this summer, according to an Allstate Canada poll conducted in recognition of National Drowning Prevention Week MONTREAL, July 18, 2019...


Jul 20, 2017, 09:09 ET New Canadians encouraged to STARTboating this summer

Lifesaving Society launches multi-language, online boating safety program TORONTO, July 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The Lifesaving Society, Canada's leading organization responsible for drowning prevention, has ...


Jun 28, 2016, 07:00 ET Study reveals new Canadian 'tweens' at higher risk for drowning

Lifesaving Society finds new Canadians aged 11-14 are five times more likely to be unable to swim For more media materials please visit:...


Jun 28, 2016, 06:59 ET /R E P E A T -- Research suggests new Canadian tweens at risk/

Lifesaving Society releases new research on ethnicity and water safety and announces family swim program TORONTO, June 27, 2016 /CNW/ - A study commissioned by the Lifesaving Society has found that...


Jun 27, 2016, 06:59 ET Research suggests new Canadian tweens at risk

Lifesaving Society releases new research on ethnicity and water safety and announces family swim program TORONTO, June 27, 2016 /CNW/ - A study commissioned by the Lifesaving Society has found that...


Jun 04, 2015, 11:22 ET WHO report: drowning among top causes of death for children worldwide

Programs like Lifesaving Society's 'Swim to Survive' could have immunization-like benefit TORONTO, June 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its first-ever global report...


Nov 17, 2014, 12:48 ET World Health Organization puts drowning on the public health agenda

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - As Canada's leader in drowning prevention, the Lifesaving Society Canada draws your attention to the newly released World Health Organization's Global Report on...


Aug 19, 2014, 14:33 ET Media Advisory - Parlee Beach hosts the 2014 Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships this weekend

FREDERICTON, NB, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - New Brunswick hosts lifeguards from across Canada as they compete in the 14th annual Lifesaving Society Canadian Surf Lifesaving Championships this weekend....


Jul 18, 2014, 10:04 ET Lifesaving Society warns that the next 4 weeks is when the greatest number of drownings occur

National Drowning Prevention Week, July 19–27, 2014 FREDERICTON, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ - At the mid-summer mark, the Lifesaving Society reports that five people have drowned in New Brunswick this year...


Jul 15, 2014, 10:00 ET Lifesaving Society warns that the next 4 weeks is when the greatest number of drownings occur

National Drowning Prevention Week, July 19–27, 2014 TORONTO, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - It is the middle of summer, and while the Lifesaving Society is pleased to report that drownings are a bit lower...


Jun 30, 2014, 08:00 ET Free Video B-Roll available via CNW - Water Safety: Tool designed to prevent child drownings

TORONTO, June 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Video On-Demand web download: STORY SUMMARY: To help prevent child drowning deaths this summer, the Lifesaving Society has...


Jun 25, 2014, 10:30 ET Who's on guard?

The Lifesaving Society wants parents and caregivers of young children to ask who's "on guard?" around water this summer TORONTO, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - This summer, the Lifesaving Society is helping...


Jun 25, 2014, 05:59 ET /R E P E A T -- Lifesaving Society introduces new tool to help parents and caregivers save lives this summer/

Proper supervision is key: 58% of Ontario drowning victims under age five were alone near water; 56% drowned while supervision was distracted1 TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - School holidays are about ...


Jun 24, 2014, 05:59 ET Lifesaving Society introduces new tool to help parents and caregivers save lives this summer

Proper supervision is key: 58% of Ontario drowning victims under age five were alone near water; 56% drowned while supervision was distracted1 TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - School holidays are about ...


Jul 15, 2013, 07:15 ET Lifesaving Society concerned about increased drowning among baby boomers

National Drowning Prevention Week, July 20-28, 2013 TORONTO, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - At the mid-summer mark, the Lifesaving Society reports that 56 people have drowned in Ontario this year up from 49...


Jun 24, 2013, 12:28 ET Growing Body of Research Explains Why Teens May Be at Increased Risk of Drowning

Based on New Poll Findings Lifesaving Society Cautions Parents and Offers Training with Swim to Survive+™ TORONTO, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - It's not uncommon for parents to be perplexed at times about...


Jun 24, 2013, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Lifesaving Society Expands Swim To Survive+™ Program In Response To Teenage Brain Research/

New Poll Confirms that Canadian Parents Have Cause for Concern TORONTO, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - A growing body of research on the teen brain suggests that there are physiological reasons that teens...


Jun 20, 2013, 08:30 ET Lifesaving Society Expands Swim To Survive+™ Program In Response To Teenage Brain Research

New Poll Confirms that Canadian Parents Have Cause for Concern TORONTO, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - A growing body of research on the teen brain suggests that there are physiological reasons that teens...


Jul 18, 2012, 08:00 ET Lifesaving Society Concerned About Drowning During Hot and Humid Summer Weather

National Drowning Prevention Week, July 21-29, 2012 TORONTO, July 18, 2012 /CNW/ - At the mid-summer mark, the Lifesaving Society reports that 54 people have drowned in Ontario this year. During the...


Jun 21, 2012, 17:03 ET As Summer Temperatures Rise, So Does the Risk of Drowning

Lifesaving Society Announces New Survival Swimming Program Aimed at Tweens/Teens TORONTO, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - With warmer than normal temperatures and humidity expected throughout the country this...


Jun 21, 2012, 15:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Video B-Roll Available via CNW - Lifesaving Society Launches New Survival Swimming Program/

Swim to Survive+™(Plus) Equips Tweens With Survival Skills That Could Help Save Them And Their Friend TORONTO, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Video On-Demand web download: ...


Jun 21, 2012, 10:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Video B-Roll Available via CNW - Lifesaving Society Launches New Survival Swimming Program/

Swim to Survive+™(Plus) Equips Tweens With Survival Skills That Could Help Save Them And Their Friend TORONTO, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Video On-Demand web download: ...


Jun 21, 2012, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Photo and Interview Opportunities - Lifesaving Society Launches New Survival Swimming Program/

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 ...


Jun 20, 2012, 09:00 ET Photo and Interview Opportunities - Lifesaving Society Launches New Survival Swimming Program

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 ...


Jun 20, 2012, 09:00 ET Video B-Roll Available via CNW - Lifesaving Society Launches New Survival Swimming Program

Swim to Survive+™(Plus) Equips Tweens With Survival Skills That Could Help Save Them And Their Friend TORONTO, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The following B-Roll is available by Video On-Demand web download: ...