Safety first at Terrace Aquatic Centre

The Terrace Aquatic Centre is getting set for its annual Water Safety Week, July 20 - 27, with events for the whole family.

The Terrace Aquatic Centre is getting set for its annual Water Safety Week, July 20 – 27, with events for the whole family to encourage safety on the water.

“It’s about making as many people as we can safe around the water,” said aquatic manager Mike Carlyle.

A swim to survive challenge, with participants going through a 10-minute orientation to water, information on how to be safe off a boat, and games that teach people to respect the water and enjoy it responsibly are part of the events.

And this week marks the first time the Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross Combo Course are being offered at the pool, with students over the age of 13 learning to not only help to save someone else’s life, but learning to save themselves.

There are a number of other lifeguard courses offered at the pool in the coming weeks: Aquatic Emergency Care, July 15-19; Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course, July 22-26; National Lifeguard Service, Aug. 7 – 12; and Water Safety Instructor, Aug. 19 – 23.