Lifesaving for Backyard Pool Owners

Description: 

The majority of drowning incidents in residential swimming pools are predictable and preventable events that can be avoided by restricting access to the pool area and direct adult supervision. 

In the event that an incident does occur, the Lifesaving for Backyard Pool Owners course was designed to offer basic, low risk water rescue and training to individuals who own backyard swimming pools.

  • Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of accidental death for children in British Columbia and residential pools are involved in nearly half of all drowning incidents among preschoolers.
  • For every preschooler who dies from drowning, there is an estimated 6 to 10 additional hospitalizations for near drownings.
Prerequisites:
No swimming ability required.
Next Step: 
Bronze Medallion
Instructional Time: 

Can be 3-4 hours long depending on the size and swimming ability of the class.