Congratulations to our very own Stephen Girimonte who was awarded the ‘Scoops’ Athlete of the Week award. Stephen attended KC Swim School as a young swimmer and progressed throughout the years into a strong and confident swimmer. He overcome many fears of the water and has now completed all his Lifesaving components! We are so […]
Each summer the instructors come together to pick a handful of swimmers that have shown exceptional hard work, dedication, and positive attitude. Here is a look at the 2015 award winners! Congratulations everyone !
For many Canadian families, summer includes activities such as boating and swimming. But each year, tragic and avoidable water-related fatalities occur across Canada. A Canadian Red Cross report examining these fatalities over 10 years revealed many common factors: Young children ages 1 to 4 and men ages 15 to 44 are at the greatest risk […]
Swimmers who have completed Red Cross level 10 are ready to move onto the next stage of lessons.The focus then switches from strokes and technique to first aid and lifesaving strategies. The next 3 levels after completing level 10 are run by the Lifesaving Society. Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross help prepare swimmers […]
Though important, swimming skills alone aren’t always enough to save a life. Many drowning incidents involve other factors that swimming skills alone cannot prepare an individual for. Learning water safety-such as how to prepare for an emergency, and what to do if one should occur-is key to preventing an emergency in or on the water. […]