The Society defines the minimum skills needed to survive an
unexpected fall into deep water. These are expressed in a skill
sequence in the Canadian Swim to Survive standard:
- ROLL into deep water
- TREAD water for one minute
- SWIM 50 metres
Swim to Survive is aimed primarily at children, but people of
all ages should be able to perform the Society's Swim to Survive
Click here to
learn more about Swim to Survive or go directly to the School
Grant Program / Programme Scolaire.
Swim to Survive Plus builds on the skills taught in
Swim to Survive. The + (plus) means participants learn:
- how to ROLL, TREAD and SWIM WITH CLOTHES
- how to help a friend in deep water without putting
themselves in danger (TALK, REACH, THROW).
- basic physical fitness concepts through interval
training and a fitness swim.
Swim to Survive+ is geared toward presenting real-life
situations for children in Grade 7.
here to learn more about Swim to Survive+.