Most of the water in Canada is cold year round. It’s cold water that is a major contributor to recreational drowning deaths year after year. Nine Boot Camp volunteers offered to ‘jump in with both feet’ and experience first hand what happens in 6 degree Celsius water. On this site you can:

View - video clips of boot campers’ immersions that will take you into the water with them.

Join - Dr Gordon Giesbrecht, (Professor Popsicle) in the classroom to learn about his 1-10-1 formula for survival in cold water.

Discover - information on Lifejackets...your first line of defense against cold water immersion.

Learn - about the medical and physical data related to cold water accumulated by researchers, agencies and the Coast Guard from across the country


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