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National Drowning Prevention Week July 22nd to 26th at Kinsmen Water Park

By bvance on 7/16/2019


Prince Albert, Sk. – National Drowning Prevention Week is July 21-27 and the staff at Kinsmen Water Park have a full slate of activities planned in collaboration with the Lifesaving Society of Saskatchewan. These activities are themed around drowning prevention and water safety.

     From the popular “Dress like a Lifeguard” activity to facepainting and colouring, daily events promote water safety in a fun and informative manner. Of particular note is Swim to Survive Day on Monday, July 22nd, 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.


                                             Daily Activity Schedule (Monday to Friday)       

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 Trivia 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 22                    Swim to Survive Day

-        Come to the Water Park to watch local “PA celebrities” try the Swim to Survive Challenge!

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


Tuesday, July 23                    Open Water Safety

-        Featuring Prince Albert Fire Department: 3:30-4:30pm

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

-        PFD & Lifejacket Fitting

Wednesday, July 24              Sun Smart Education

-        Featuring Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and Canadian Cancer Society representatives

-        UV Skin Damage Camera

Thursday, July 25                  Swim with a Buddy Day

-        Prizes available if you are swimming with a buddy!

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


Friday, July 26                        Parent Lifeguard Day

-        Come to the Water Park to find out more about supervising your children around water!

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For more information please contact:                   

Curtis Olsen                                                    Lauren Haubrich                                                         

Recreation Coordinator                                      Aquatic Programmer    

Phone: 306-953-4812                                       Phone: 306-953-4835


Author

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

Email:  communications@citypa.com