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National Drowning Prevention Week upcoming

By bvance on 7/10/2018

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

National Drowning Prevention Week July 16th to 20st at Kinsmen Water Park

Prince Albert, Sk. – National Drowning Prevention Week in Canada is July 15-21 and the staff at Kinsmen Water Park have a full slate of activities planned in collaboration with the Lifesaving Society of Saskatchewan from Monday, July 16th to Friday, July 20th. These activites are themed around drowning prevention and water safety.

    A new feature this year is Swim to Survive Day on Monday, July 16th at 3:00 PM, where patrons and local “Prince Albert celebrities” are invited to try the Swim to Survive Challenge, a nationally recognized measure of safety and competency in and around the water. Other events include “Dress like a Lifeguard” activity, facepainting and colouring and daily events to promote water safety in a fun and informative manner.

Daily Activity Schedule (Monday to Friday July 16-20)

2:45pm – 3:15pm      CPR Demo & Training

                                  Lifeguard Distressed Non-Swimmer Demonstration

3:30pm                       Lifeguard Spinal Demonstration

3:45pm – 4:15pm      Lifeguard Relay (Over 8yrs)
Dress Like a Lifeguard” Activity (Under 8yrs)

                                 “Dress a Like a Lifeguard” Obstacle Course (Over 8yrs)

4:30pm                       Lifeguard Distressed Non-Swimmer Demonstration

4:45pm – 5:15pm      Swim to Survive Challenge (All Ages)

5:30pm                       Lifeguard Spinal Demonstration
5:15pm – 5:45pm      Soak the Lifeguard Trvia Game

                                 “Dress Like a Lifeguard” Activity (Under 8yrs)

                                 “Dress Like a Lifeguard” Obstacle Course (Over 8yrs)

6:00pm                      Lifeguard Distressed Non-Swimmer Demonstration

Theme Day Schedule

Monday, July 16                    Swim to Survive Day

-        Come to the Water Park to watch local “PA celebrities” try the Swim to Survive Challenge at 3:00 PM!

-        Lifeguards will be running the Swim to Survive Challenge for members of the public all day

Tuesday, July 17                    Swim with a Buddy Day

-        Prizes available if you are swimming with a buddy!

-        Lifeguard-themed activities in the Main Pool all day!

Wednesday, July 18              Open Water Safety

-        Featuring Prince Albert Fire Department: 3:00-4:00 pm

-        Mock Spinal Demonstration with Parkland Ambulance at 4:00pm

-        PFD & Lifejack Fitting

Thursday, July 19                    Sun Smart Education

-        Featuring Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and Canadian Cancer Society representatives

-        UV Skin Damage Camera

Friday, July 20                         Parent Lifeguard Day

-        Come to the Water Park to take a Parent Lifeguarding Course!


For more information please contact:                   

Curtis Olsen                                                      Lauren Haubrich                                                         

Recreation Coordinator                                      Aquatic Programmer    

Phone: (306) 953-4812                                     Phone: (306) 953-4835


Corporate Communications
City of Prince Albert
1084 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 7P3