My wife came across this and sent it to me. In all my years in Kidmin, I’ve never read an article as clear as this and something that I feel is absolutely necessary for every one of my volunteer to ready (specifically those who are coming to camp or lock-ins where there is swimming). Of course we use life guards, but I feel that everyone on the team needs to know this information.

I’ve heard stories of churches who have lost kids to a drowning at camp. I cannot even imagine facing that kind of tragedy. That’s why we need to be so careful and thorough in training.

Click here to read a great article on what drowning actually looks like. Most of us have a Hollywood vision of what drowning looks like that is very far from reality. I know that I did, and I even had lifeguard training (granted it was many years ago).