BRAMPTON, ON (July 18, 2022) – The City of Brampton recognizes National Drowning Prevention Week from July 17 to 23.
Brampton is a Healthy and Safe City, and the City encourages residents to review water safety tips and resources to learn how to be safe around water this summer and year round.
The City reminds residents that it offers swimming lessons for people of all ages, free swim assessments, opportunities to become a lifeguard or swim instructor, and many additional resources to promote water education and safety. Remember:
• Drowning is preventable. Over 400 Canadians die in preventable water-related incidents annually. Even one drowning is one too many.
• Watch me, not your phone. Always actively supervise children around the water – distractions are deadly.
• Be boat smart – wear a lifejacket. Choose It. Use It. Always wear a lifejacket when in a boat.
• Learn to swim. Swimming is a lifesaving skill. Lessons are available for all ages, including adults.
• Swim with a buddy. Take a buddy and look out for each other. It's what friends do.
• Know your limits. Stay sober when in, on or around the water.
• Lock the gate. If you have a pool in your backyard, ensure the gate is closed and kept locked at all times.
• Be water smart all year round. You can save a life.
Learn more at www.brampton.ca/drowningprevention.
“This year, we recognize National Drowning Prevention Week in Brampton from July 17 to 23. I encourage all residents to be aware of the City’s water safety tips and resources this week and year round. Drowning is preventable – learn to swim, wear a lifejacket, pay attention, and know your limits.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Brampton – be water smart. The City offers quality swimming lessons and assessments, water safety tips like how to properly fit a lifejacket, and much more to ensure residents have access to the resources and information they need this National Drowning Prevention Week and year round.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton
“City staff are dedicated to providing resources to help everyone stay safe in and around water. This National Drowning Prevention Week, visit www.brampton.ca/drowningprevention to learn more.”
- Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton Paul Morrison, Interim Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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