Learn CPR


The Swimming Pool and Spa Program recommends all parents and caregivers learn adult and infant CPR. Immediate resuscitation at the site of a submersion incident before the arrival of emergency medical services is associated with a significantly better outcome for children with submersion injury.

Remember that:

  • Initial resuscitative efforts for a drowning victim should include rescue breathing as well as chest compression when signs of circulation are absent.
  • “Hands-only”/ “Compression only” CPR is not appropriate for drowning victims.