Public service announcement

During National Drowning Prevention Week, taking place from July 21-27, the Town of Milton will offer free Swim to Survive lessons and a Lifesaving Educational Fair in an effort to raise water safety awareness in our local community.

National Drowning Prevention Week is organized annually by the Lifesaving Society and promotes the importance of practicing safe water habits. 

Family Swim to Survive

Residents can register for free 30-minute Swim to Survive lessons aimed at helping inexperienced and new swimmers feel more confident around water. The lessons will also follow the Swim to Survive guidelines. Registration is required.

  • Date: Sunday, July 21
  • Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Rotary Park Pool

Lifesaving Educational Fair

The Town will also be hosting a Lifesaving Educational Fair. Lifeguards will be on site to provide water smart education and resources to Milton residents about lifesaving skills including basic CPR (adult and infant), how to throw an aid with a line, and how to call 9-1-1.

  • Date: Sunday, July 21
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Rotary Park

Lifesaving Competition

Join us for a free competition for past participants of the Town’s lifesaving programs, including Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross. This competition will serve as a refresher on how lifesavers can keep themselves and others safe in water environments. Participants will face rescue simulations where they will need to put their past training to practice. Registration is required.

  • Date: Friday, July 26
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Rotary Park Pool

To find more information about swimming and lifesaving programs, visit the Town of Milton’s website.

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For media inquiries, please contact: 

Rob Faulkner
Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Email Communications Staff