A Bit of Background
Hi, my name is Meaghan and this year I have started my path to becoming an All Star in 4-H. For my All Star project, I was originally going to have a big event at the Baler Aquatics Center with the help of San Benito Aquatics and the Red Cross. Sadly, due to Covid-19, I have had to move everything to a website. The focus of my project is Citizen CPR and Water Safety. There is additional information on Covid-19 as well. There will be videos and links for further information on certain topics.
Citizen CPR, also known as Hands Only CPR, has helped saved many lives. Hands Only CPR does not train you for regular CPR. Regular CPR involves mouth to mouth so you would need to take a course in order to get certification to conduct it. If you would like to be certified in CPR, the Red Cross offers classes for you to take. Please watch this video made by the Red Cross. Learn Hands-Only CPR from the American Red Cross
Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide - an estimated 320,000 annual deaths globally. The highest drowning rates are for children 1-4 years of age (World Health Organization). In order to lower these numbers, it is important to take safety precautions whenever you are near a body of water. Please click on the links below to find out more information on how to stay safe when in and around water.
Swim Lessons in Hollister
The most important step in water safety is to learn how to swim. One main resource is San Benito Aquatics in the San Benito County. Currently it is closed due to Covid-19 but will be opening back up soon.