Swim to Survive is a Lifesaving Society survival training program. The Society defines the minimum skills needed by all Canadians 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 (1 minute) - SWIM 50 metres.
Swim to Survive is different than swimming lessons, and not a replacement for them. Swim to Survive teaches just the essentials needed to survive an unexpected fall into deep water, an important first step to being safe around water. The Lifesaving Society strongly encourages parents to enroll their children in swimming lessons.
The Lifesaving Society is a full-service provider of programs, products and services designed to prevent drowning. We save lives and prevent water-related injury through our training programs, Water Smart® public education, drowning research, aquatic safety management and lifesaving sport.