Swim to Survive

All children should learn to swim. Participants in our programs not only learn to swim, but they also learn what they need to know to be safe around the water and how to rescue others in an emergency.

In an ongoing effort and commitment to reduce the number of drowning and water-related injuries in Mississauga and Ontario, the City of Mississauga and the Peel Board of Education partnered with the Lifesaving Society (the organization that certifies lifeguards across the country) to develop a water safety program called Swim-to-Survive. The program is aimed at Grade 3 students with a goal of eliminating drowning and water-related injuries in this high risk age group.

The Lifesaving Society Swim-to-Survive Challenge is currently available to all Mississauga residents and is offered at all the City's indoor and outdoor pools during Recreational Swim times this summer. It is quick and easy to find out whether you and your children have the necessary swimming abilities to swim to survive.

The Lifesaving Society Swim-to-Survive Challenge consists of rolling into water, treading water for 1 minute and swimming 50 metres. Certified aquatic staff will assist you in participating in the Lifesaving Society Swim-to-Survive Challenge, evaluate your skills and will issue a certificate of completion. Aquatic staff will also provide you with information helpful in deciding what level of swimming lessons would be most appropriate for you.

For more information on the Lifesaving Society Swim-to-Survive Challenge, Recreational Swim schedule and swimming lessons, contact your local pool.

Swim to Survive - World Leadership Award
Swim to Survive Partners
Lifesaving Society
Stephanie Gaetz KeepSafe Foundation
Peel District School Board
Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
Province of Ontario
Jays Care Foundation