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Staying Safe In, Around and On the Water.


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

Link to USCG Auxiliary Boating Safety courses

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.