The CRIMSON has received a handbook from the Life Saving Society of which the Duke of York is president. The purpose of the society is to promote technical education in life saving and resuscitation of the apparently drowned. Another object is to stimulate public opinion in favor of the general adoption of Swimming and Life Saving as a branch of instruction in schools and colleges.
The society endeavors to arrange and promote public lectures, demonstrations, and competitions, and to form classes of instruction, so as to bring about a widespread and thorough knowledge of the principles which underlie the art of natation.
The society has successfully introduced its drill and system of instruction into private, public and elementary schools, public baths, swimming clubs, rowing clubs, and other kindred institutions; to the police, dock laborers, and, in fact, to the public generally.
The course of instruction consists of the following subjects: 1. How to rescue the drowning. 2. How to effect a release in the event of being clutched. 3. How to resuscitate the apparently drowned, and promote warmth and circulation.
In addition, the functions of circulation and respiration are explained, and a general knowledge of physiology imparted.