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Lifesaving News

Cold Water Immersion Workshops

2016course_csbc The Canadian Safe Boating Council will be hosting a 2-day Cold Water Rescue Instructors’ Workshop on June 15-16, 2016 at the Winnipeg Rowing Club. Topics include mechanism of heat loss, thermal protecting realities, triage of the hypothermic victim, extraction techniques, re-warming, packaging for transport, and more. The Instructors’ Course will provide the tools needed to successfully teach first responders the proper rescue and re-warming techniques necessary to help save lives.

The course will be taught by Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht. Visit csbc.ca for more information!



Join the Junior Lifeguard Club!

The Junior Lifeguard Club (JLC) offers serious fun for children and youth 8-years-old and up. The Junior Lifeguard Club provides an action-packed challenge for kids who love the water but who want more than swimming lessons.

The JLC focuses on fun and developing skills using person-bests to determine achievement. You can get better at your swimming skills, lifesaving skills and fitness, leadership, and teamwork skills. You can also train for competitions, and work on special events.

Currently, the JLC is offered at the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg – Downtown Branch (Phone: 204-831-3280 or Email). Pools in Dauphin and Swan River may also be offering the program soon!

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