According to the Center for Disease Control, there are approximately ten deaths per day from unintentional drownings. More than 50% of those who survive drowning require hospitalization, and could suffer from minor to severe brain damage. On The Point, we discuss what it means to be competent in and around the water, and how to help others who might be in trouble. We also discuss swimmer safety programs and how to stay safe when kayaking or paddle boarding.
Guests on the program are: Chris Brewster retired lifeguard chief for the City of San Diego, president of the Americas Region of the International Life Saving Federation, the Liaison Officer for the United States Lifesaving Association, and the moderator of Water Safety USA
Nicole Groll, Petty Officer, United States Coast Guard