With summer just around the corner, it is important to recognize the dangers that accompany many of your favorite summertime activities. Therefore, the American Red Cross offers a variety of resources, such as the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program, to teach people how to be safer in, on and around water. The American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program is a comprehensive training program designed to teach participants not only how to swim, but also how to avoid potentially dangerous situations and how to take effective action in emergency situations. The program consists of swimming courses for all ages and abilities, as well as a wide range of water safety courses and presentations.
In addition to the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program, the Red Cross also offers a Home Pool Essentials™: Maintenance and Safety Online Course, a two-hour course that covers the basics of operating a home pool, raises awareness of how to make a safer environment, and teaches basic rescue techniques. For more information on available safety courses, please contact your local Red Cross chapter at (803) 540-1200 or visit http://www.columbiaregionredcross.org.
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