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National Drowning Prevention Week July 17 to 21 at Kinsmen Water Park

By Communications Department on 7/13/2017

Prince Albert, Sk. – National Drowning Prevention Week is July 16-22 and the staff at Kinsmen Water Park have put together a full slate of activities from Monday to Friday that week. Through the Lifesaving Society of Saskatchewan, activities and events are aimed at drowning prevention, not only in pools but also in open water like the many lakes in Saskatchewan.


A full slate of activities are planned daily at the Kinsmen Water Park including the popular “Dress Like A Lifeguard” activity, face painting, WaterSmart Colouring and Informational Posters. Each day there is a different theme including Lifesaving Sport, Sun Smart Education, Open Water Safety, Swim with a Buddy and Canadian Drowning Report.


Daily Activity Schedule (Monday to Friday)

1:15pm – 1:45pm      CPR Demo & Training

2:00pm                       Lifeguard Distressed Non-Swimmer Demonstration

2:15pm – 2:45pm      “Dress Like a Lifeguard” Activity (Under 8yrs)
Dress Like a Lifeguard” Obstacle course (Over 8yrs)

3:00pm                       Lifeguard Spinal Demonstration

3:15pm – 3:45pm      Lifeguard Relay (Over 8yrs)
                                    “Drip, Drop, Splash!” Game (Under 8yrs)

4:00pm                       Lifeguard Distressed Non-Swimmer Demonstration
4:15pm – 4:45pm      Swim to Survive Challenge (All ages)

5:15pm                       Lifeguard Spinal Demonstration

6:00pm – 6:30pm      Soak the Lifeguard Trivia Game


Theme Day Schedule


Monday, July 17                    Lifesaving Sport

-        Come try out Lifesaving Sport events!

-        Lifesaving Competitions (all ages)

Tuesday, July 18                    Sun Smart Education

-        Featuring Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and Canadian Cancer Society representatives

-        UV Skin Damage Camera

Wednesday, July 19              Open Water Safety

-        Featuring Prince Albert Fire Department: 2:00-3:00 pm

-        PFD & Lifejacket Fitting

Mock Spinal Demonstration with Parkland Ambulance – 3:00 pm

Thursday, July 20                    Swim with a Buddy Day

-        Prizes available if you are swimming with a buddy!

Friday, July 21                         Canadian Drowning Report

-        Learn about the Canadian Drowning Report   

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