National Drowning Prevention Week 2023
Warm summer weather makes people across Manitoba think about staying cool. Year after year, they flock to swimming pools or natural bodies of water across the province to get wet and beat the heat. Unfortunately, that also means that every year we see a spike in drowning deaths.
The Lifesaving Society designates July 16-22, 2023 as National Drowning Prevention Week (NDPW) to focus community and media attention on the drowning problem and drowning prevention.
National Drowning Prevention Week provides a focus around which community Water Smart® educators can plan news releases, do television and radio interviews, run public demonstrations, deliver public training events, and otherwise promote drowning prevention messages and events. Many successful community events are launched with a Mayor’s Proclamation of Drowning Prevention Week.
See all of the resources available to run your own National Drowning Prevention Week event.