Special thanks to the
Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program
and to the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit
for permission to adapt material.
Each year in BC, about 43 people drown.
You drown if your lungs fill with water
and you cannot breathe.
Where do people drown?
In swimming pools,
in natural waters such as rivers, lakes and oceans,
and in bathtubs.
Always have an adult watch babies and children.
Other swimming safety tips:
- Have a first aid kit and a telephone with you.
- Make sure you have lifejackets for everyone.
- Be your child’s lifeguard.