Students Engage in Extreme Water Safety

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Students at John F. Kennedy Intermediate School advanced their safety knowledge during the district’s extreme water safety program. Fifth graders visited the high school swimming pool to participate in dynamic water activities. Students learned physical skills related to self-rescue for critical situations such as muscle cramps, exhaustion and sudden immersion into cold water.

While clothed, students entered the pool to simulate emergency scenarios and practiced survival techniques, including floating, swimming, huddle positions, using clothing as flotation devices, and understanding the importance of lifejackets. Students also learned how to handle unusual circumstances, such as a submerged vehicle or capsized boat.