The outdoor Almer Carlson Pool in North Bend is open for the summer, and is hosting the annual Swim to Survive program event on Thursday, Aug. 12, from 2:30 ‘till 5:30 p.m. (Jody Castle photo)

The outdoor Almer Carlson Pool in North Bend is open for the summer, and is hosting the annual Swim to Survive program event on Thursday, Aug. 12, from 2:30 ‘till 5:30 p.m. (Jody Castle photo)

Swim to Survive hosted again at Almer Carlson Pool in North Bend

Program runs Thursday, Aug. 12, from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m.

Beat the heat and learn a life-saving skill at the Almer Carlson outdoor pool in North Bend on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

Starting at 2:30 p.m., and lasting until 5:30, the annual Swim to Survive program is suitable for those who already have some ability to swim.

Sponsored by the Lifesaving Society, the program teaches participants the three most important things to remember if ever in deep water unexpectedly:

  1. Roll into deep water: Orientate oneself at the surface after an unexpected water entry;
  2. Tread water: Support oneself at the surface to locate the nearest point of safety;
  3. Swim 50 metres: Reach the closest point of safety by using any method of swimming.

Participants are welcome to stay for a free swim after completion of the program, and the first two dozen participants will receive a gift bag with some stickers, temporary tattoos, as well as a few other small items.


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