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2017 Summer Daycamps

2017 Summer Daycamps!

All of our weekly camps include five days of camp, a full session of Lifesaving Society Swimming Lessons, and lunch provided on Friday. Campers can add an optional meal plan for the entire week.

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Daily Drop-In

$36

Per Day
  • One Day of Camp
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Swimming Every Day

Optional: Meal Plan

$38

Per Week
  • Two Snacks Per Day
  • Subway(Monday-Thursday)
  • Pizza on Friday

Fall 2017 Swimming Lessons

Spend quality time with your child while you both have fun and learn and socialize. Through structured in-water interaction between parent and child, we stress the importance of play in developing water-positive attitudes and skills. We provide Lifesaving Society Water Smart® tips on keeping your child safe in any aquatic setting. Certified instructors provide guidance and answers to your questions.

We’ve organized the content of each level like this:

  • Entries and exits
  • Surface support
  • Underwater skills
  • Swim to Survive® skills
  • Movement / Swimming skills
  • Fitness
  • Water Smart® education

As an integral part of the Swim for Life® Program, Water Smart education provides information and experiences that helps participants make smart decisions when in, on and around water and ice.

Because activities and progressions are based on child development, parents register in the level appropriate for their child’s age.


PARENT & TOT 1, 2, 3

Parent & Tot 1: Designed for the 4 to 12-month-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent.
Parent & Tot 2: Designed for the 12 to 24-month-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent.
Parent & Tot 3: Designed for the 2 to 3-year-old to learn to enjoy the water with the parent.

Give your child a head start on learning to swim. The Lifesaving Society Preschool program develops an appreciation and healthy respect for the water before these kids get in too deep.

In our basic aquatic progressions we work to ensure 3 to 5-year olds become comfortable in the water and have fun acquiring and developing a foundation of water skills. We incorporate Lifesaving Society Water Smart® education in all Preschool levels.

We’ve organized the content of each level like this:

  • Entries and exits
  • Surface support
  • Underwater skills
  • Swim to Survive® skills
  • Movement / Swimming skills
  • Fitness
  • Water Smart® education

As an integral part of the Swim for Life® program, Water Smart education provides information and experiences that helps participants make smart decisions when in, on and around water and ice.


PRESCHOOL 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Preschool 1: We encourage the parent to participate until their child lets them know they can do it themselves (thank you very much). These preschoolers will have fun learning to get in and out of the water. We’ll help them jump into chest deep water. They’ll float and glide on their front and back and learn to get their faces wet and blow bubbles underwater.

Preschool 2: These preschoolers learn to jump into chest-deep water by themselves, and get in and get out wearing a lifejacket. They’ll submerge and exhale underwater. Wearing a lifejacket they’ll glide on their front and back.
Preschool 3: These youngsters will try both jumping and a sideways entry into deep water while wearing a lifejacket. They’ll recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They’ll work on kicking and gliding through the water on their front and back.

Preschool 4: Advanced preschoolers will learn to do solo jumps into deeper water and get out by themselves. They’ll do sideways entries and open their eyes underwater. They’ll master a short swim on their front wearing a lifejacket and gliding and kicking on their side.

Preschool 5: These youngsters get more adventuresome with a forward roll entry wearing a lifejacket and treading water for 10 sec. They’ll work on front and back crawl swims for 5 m, interval training and get a giggle out of whip kick.

 

The Lifesaving Society’s 6-level Swimmer program makes sure your children learn how to swim before they get in too deep. Swimmer progressions accommodate children 5 years and older including absolute beginners as well as swimmers who want to build on the basics.

We stress lots of in-water practice to develop solid swimming strokes and skills. We incorporate Water Smart® education in all levels.
We’ve organized the content of each level like this:
  • Entries and exits
  • Surface support
  • Underwater skills
  • Swim to Survive® skills
  • Movement / Swimming skills
  • Fitness

Water Smart® educationAs an integral part of the Swim for Life® program, Water Smart education provides information and experiences that helps participants make smart decisions when in, on and around water and ice.


SWIMMER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Swimmer 1: These beginners will become comfortable jumping into water with and without a lifejacket. They’ll learn to open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They’ll work on floats, glides and kicking through the water on their front and back.

Swimmer 2: These advanced beginners will jump into deeper water, and learn to be comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a lifejacket. They’ll be able to support themselves at the surface without an aid, learn whip kick, swim 10 m on their front and back, and be introduced to flutter kick interval training (4 x 5 m).

Swimmer 3: These junior swimmers will dive and do in-water front somersaults and handstands. They’ll work on 15 m of front crawl, back crawl and 10 m of whip kick. Flutter kick interval training increases to 4 x 15 m.

Swimmer 4: These intermediate swimmers will swim 5 m underwater and lengths of front, back crawl, whip kick, and breaststroke arms with breathing. Their new bag of tricks includes the completion of the Canadian Swim to Survive® Standard. They’ll cap it all off with front crawl sprints over 25 m and 4 x 25 m front or back crawl interval training.

Swimmer 5: These swimmers will master shallow dives, cannonball entries, eggbeater kicks, and in-water backward somersaults. They’ll refine their front and back crawl over 50 m swims of each, and breaststroke over 25 m. Then they’ll pick up the pace in 25 m sprints and two interval training bouts: 4 x 50 m front or back crawl; and 4 x 15 m breaststroke.

Swimmer 6: These advanced swimmers will rise to the challenge of sophisticated aquatic skills including stride entries, compact jumps and lifesaving kicks like eggbeater and scissor kick. They’ll develop strength and power in head-up breaststroke sprints over 25 m. They’ll easily swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke, and they’ll complain about the 300 m workout.

Swimmers continue stroke development with 50 m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Lifesaving sport skills include a 25 m obstacle swim and 15 m object carry. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS, and treatment for bleeding. Fitness improves in 350 m workouts and 100 m timed swims.

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  1. Swim 25 m or yd. head-up front crawl or breaststroke.
  2. Demonstrate ready position with a stationary scull for 30 sec.
  3. Carry a 2.3 kg (5 lb.) object 15 m or yd. using swimmer’s choice of lifesaving kick.
  4. Demonstrate a foot-first and a head-first surface dive to a maximum depth of 2 m.
  5. Demonstrate 25 m or yd. legs-only using swimmer’s choice of lifesaving kick.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to inflate 2 items of clothing and use as a buoyant assist.
  7. Swim 25 m or yd. using any stroke. Demonstrate the ability to swim under an obstacle
    located at the halfway point.
  8. Swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke (50 m or yd. each).
  9. Complete a 350 m or yd. workout on 3 different occasions throughout the training course. Warm-up: 100 m or yd.; Work set: 6 x 25 m or yd. any stroke on 60 sec.; Cool down: 100 m or yd.
  10. Swim 100 m in 3 min. or better (100 yd. in 2:40 min.) using any stroke or any combination of strokes of the swimmer’s choice.
  11. Demonstrate primary assessment of a conscious and cooperative victim who describes his or her chief complaint and how injury occurred.
  12. Demonstrate the ability to recognize when to call EMS and how to do it.
  13. Demonstrate primary assessment and appropriate care for a victim with external bleeding.
  14. Look at the aquatic facility for 10-15 seconds.  Turn and describe what you saw.
  15. a) Demonstrate ability to simulate in the water the appearance of a weak swimmer and a non-swimmer. b) Demonstrate ability to recognize the difference between a weak swimmer and non-swimmer.
  16. From a standing position on land, throw a buoyant aid with line to hit a target on the surface of the water as many times as possible within 30 sec.

Ranger Patrol features development of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 75 m each, a 100 m lifesaving medley and timed 200 m swims.

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  1. Demonstrate 1 forward AND 1 backward somersault in the water as a continuous sequence.
  2. Stride entry and swim 25 m or yd. head-up front crawl or breaststroke. Assume ready position.
  3. Demonstrate 25 m or yd. eggbeater kick on back.
  4. Support a 2.3 kg (5 lb.) object for at least 1 minute in deep water.
  5. Head-up approach into surface dive to a maximum depth of 2 m. Swim underwater for at least 2-3 m or yd.
    to recover a small object. Surface and carry object to starting point.
  6. Demonstrate an assisted removal of a conscious victim.
  7. Swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke (75 m or yd. each).
  8. Swim a 100 m or yd. individual medley as follows: 25 m or yd. each of lifesaving kick, back crawl, breaststroke, front crawl.
  9. Swim 200 m in 6 minutes or better (200 yd. in 5:20 min.) using any stroke or combination of strokes of the swimmer’s choice.
  10. Demonstrate a primary assessment including hazards and ABCs on an unconscious, breathing victim.
  11. Demonstrate emergency care for a victim in shock.
  12. Simulate the appearance and treatment of a conscious adult or child victim with an obstructed airway.
  13. a) Demonstrate ability to simulate in the water the appearance of a weak swimmer, a non-swimmer and an unconscious victim. b) Demonstrate ability to recognize the difference between a weak swimmer and non-swimmer, and to recognize the unconscious victim. c) Demonstrate the ability to recognize and avoid victims who present a danger to the rescuer.
  14. Perform a non-contact rescue using a buoyant aid. Approach 20 m or yd. and encourage victim to safety while maintaining a safe distance and calling for assistance. Rescuer performs appropriate follow-up procedures, including treatment for shock.

 

Star Patrol demands good physical conditioning and lifesaving judgment. Participants develop lifesaving and first aid skills; further refine front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke over 100 m each; and complete 600 m workouts and 300 m timed swims.

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  1. Demonstrate AT LEAST TWO different entries with different aids.
  2. Entry with aid and swim 25 m or yd. head-up front crawl or breaststroke. Assume ready position and demonstrate ability to scull forward, backward and turn.
  3. Demonstrate defence methods from the front, side and rear.
  4. Demonstrate eggbeater kick showing ability to travel, change direction and height levels.
  5. Carry a 4.5 kg (10 lb.) object 25 m or yd. using swimmer’s choice of lifesaving kick.
  6. Demonstrate the removal of an unconscious victim with the assistance of an untrained bystander.
  7. Head-up approach into head-first surface dive to a maximum depth of 2 m. Swim underwater for 5-10 m or yd. and surface.
    Foot-first surface dive (maximum depth 2 m), recover an object and return it to the starting point.
  8. Demonstrate in shallow water, the ability to turn a victim face-up and support the face above the surface.
  9. Swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke (100 m or yd. each).
  10. Complete a 600 m or yd. workout at least 3 times during the training course. Warm-up: 25 m or yd. lifesaving kick, and 50 m or yd. each of back crawl, breaststroke, front crawl; Stroke drills: 5 x 25 m or yd.; Work set:  4 x 50 m or yd. on 90 sec.; Cool down: 100 m or yd.
  11. Swim 300 m in 9 minutes or better (300 yd. in 8:00 min.) using any stroke or combination of strokes of the swimmer’s choice.
  12. Demonstrate the recognition and care of a bone or joint injury.
  13. Demonstrate the recognition and care of a victim suffering respiratory distress from asthma or a severe allergic reaction.
  14. From 3 different heights or positions, locate and describe an object located on the bottom or below the surface.
  15. Perform a rescue of a weak swimmer or non-swimmer with a towing aid. Swim approach 20 m or yd. and tow victim to safety showing ability to avoid contact. Rescuer performs appropriate follow-up procedures, including treatment for shock.

 

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Recreation Programs

 
 
 
 
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Welcome to the Bell Aliant Centre Triathlon Program

The Bell Aliant Centre Triathlon Club offers programs to help meet the needs of the growing Charlottetown triathlon community.

We offer a great Age Grouper program for Sprint (beginners) to iron distance (experienced)
interested in improving their skills.

2017 Training Schedule Coming Soon!

Training Schedule Coming Soon

Leadership

You’re an adolescent of 11 years old or older and you’ve decided to become a babysitter; are you prepared for this important responsibility?  For example,  do you know how to:
-Feed a baby or change a diaper?
-Prepare a simple meal?
-Play games with children of all ages?
-Prevent injuries and keep children safe?
-Handle an emergency if one happens?
A good babysitter knows all of these things and more.  Learning them can be easy and fun with the Babysitting Course.

Bronze Star (10-12 hr.): excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-sl_bronzestarmedalmaking skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.

Prerequisite: None (Swim Patrol experience recommended.)

Evaluation & certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate all items and certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be “current” for 24 months from the certification date.

Candidate recognition: Bronze Star medal, Bronze Star Award crest, certification card.


  1. In deep water, demonstrate deep and shallow head- and foot-first entries from a height (max. 1 m).
  2. Backward roll entry wearing shirt and long pants. Swim 10-15 m or yd. remove and inflate pants. Form a huddle for 1 min. with 2 or more others.
  3. Demonstrate ability to recover an unconscious victim from deep water to the surface & carry to nearest point of safety.
  4. Demonstrate a 5 m head-up approach into a head-first surface dive to retrieve object from a depth between 2 and 3 m or yd. Surface with object and eggbeater kick 5 m or yd. to start point.
  5. Demonstrate a 25 m or yd. head-up approach into a foot-first surface dive to retrieve a 4.5 kg (10 lb.) object (maximum depth 2 m). Carry object to point of entry. Exit water and demonstrate rescue breathing on a manikin.
  6. In deep water, support self for 3 minutes during which support a 4.5 kg (10 lb.) object for 1 minute.
  7. Wearing a shoulder loop and line, swim a 100m individual medley in 3 min. or less (100 yd. in 2:40 min.) as follows: 25 m or yd. each of lifesaving kick, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle.
  8. Swim 400 m in 12 min. or better (400 yd. in 10:45 min.) using freestyle or any combination of strokes of the swimmer’s choice.
  9. Demonstrate ability to find and count pulse and respiration rates on a partner. Demonstrate ability to find and count own pulse.
  10. Demonstrate single-rescuer CPR on a manikin.
  11. Demonstrate the immobilization of a possible spinal-injured breathing victim on land.
  12. a) Demonstrate ability to simulate in the water the appearance of a weak swimmer, a non-swimmer, an unconscious victim and an injured victim. b) Demonstrate ability to recognize the difference between a weak swimmer and a non-swimmer; and to recognize an unconscious and an injured victim.
  13. Demonstrate ability to perform and to recognize 3 different hand signals.
  14. Walk the perimeter of the aquatic facility to locate a submerged object within 30 sec.
  15. Search an area with both shallow and deep water (max. depth 2 m).
  16. With a partner, perform a low-risk rescue of a non-swimmer or a victim with external bleeding. Assist victim to safety showing ability to avoid direct contact. Perform appropriate follow-up procedures, including treatment for shock.
  17. Rescue an unconscious, non-breathing victim in deep water. Return with the victim to the beach, dock or poolside. Untrained bystanders assist in victim removal. Perform appropriate follow-up procedures, including treatment for shock.

Bronze Medallion (18-20 hr.): teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue bronze-medaleducation – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 m timed swim.

Bronze Medallion is recognized as the waterfront supervisory certification for Ontario’s Recreational Camp Regulation 568.

Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).

Evaluation & certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate most items, but only Bronze Cross Examiners may certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be “current” for 24 months from the certification date.

Candidate recognition: Bronze Medallion medal, Bronze Medallion Award crest, certification card.

Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual


  1. *Demonstrate accuracy in throwing buoyant aids. Throw a distance of 8 m placing the aid within 1 m of the centre of a target 3 times out of 4.
  2. *Simulate self-rescue techniques for the following circumstances:
    • Ice
    • Moving water
    • Swamped or capsized boat
  3. *Starting in the water, demonstrate 20 m or yd. head-up approach, surface dive to recover a submerged victim or manikin, and return to the starting point using a control carry to support and carry the victim.
  4. *Demonstrate 3 defences from the front, side, and rear and 3 releases from the front, side, and rear. Assume a ready position and communicate verbally after each defence or release.
  5. *Swim head-up 6 x 25 m or yd. maintaining a consistent pace and work-to-rest ratio. Check your pulse after the last repeat.
  6. *Swim 500 m or 550 yd. in 15 minutes or better using any combination of strokes of the candidate’s choice.
  7. *Demonstrate rescue breathing and one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin, including:
    • Adult and child victims
    • Complications in resuscitation (e.g. vomiting)
    • Adaptations (e.g. mouth-to-nose, stoma)
  8. *a) Simulate the treatment of a conscious adult or child with an obstructed airway. b) Simulate the treatment of an unconscious adult or child with an obstructed airway.
  9. Demonstrate the appropriate recognition and care of a victim suffering from the following circulatory emergencies:
    1. Shock
    2. Heart attack or angina
    3. External bleeding
    4. Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    1. *Walk around an aquatic environment scene, evaluate the ongoing activities, and where appropriate, model safe aquatic leisure choices.
    2. Recover and immobilize a conscious breathing victim with a suspected cervical spinal injury in shallow water. Demonstrate recovery and immobilization with both a face-up and a face-down victim. Recruit and direct bystanders to assist.
    3. *Perform a logical underwater search of a specified area to maximum depth of 3 m.
    4. Perform a non-contact rescue in an aquatic situation designed to emphasize a low-risk rescue, victim care, removals with bystander assistance, and follow-up including contact with EMS.
    5. Perform a rescue of a non-breathing victim located in deep water, 5 m from a point of safety. The situation involves an unsupervised environment and is designed to emphasize victim care, removals with bystander assistance, and follow-up including contact with EMS.
    6. Perform a rescue of a distressed or drowning victim in open water, requiring a 20 m or yd. approach and 20 m or yd. return. The situation is designed to require either a contact or non-contact rescue with emphasis on victim recognition and appropriate care.

* Asterisk indicates instructor-evaluated item.

Bronze Cross (18-20 hr.): designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe sl_bronzecrossmedalsupervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes a timed 600 m swim.

Bronze Cross is recognized as an assistant lifeguard certificate in Ontario Regulation 565 governing public swimming pools.

Prerequisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications (need not be current).

Evaluation & certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate most items, but only Bronze Cross Examiners may certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be “current” for 24 months from the certification date.

Candidate recognition: Bronze Cross medal, Bronze Cross Award crest, certification card.

Required reference material: Canadian Lifesaving Manual


  1. *Starting on a deck, dock, or beach, demonstrate an entry and swim a 50 m or yd. head-up approach with a shoulder loop and line or rescue tube to a passive victim or manikin, and then tow the victim 50 m or yd. to safety.
  2. *Swim head-up for 2 sets of 6 x 25 m or yd. while maintaining a consistent pace and work-to-rest ratio. Rest for 1 minute between sets. Check your pulse after the last repeat in each set.
  3. *Swim 600 m or 650 yd. in 18 minutes or better using any combination of strokes of the candidate’s choice.
  4. *Demonstrate primary assessment of a conscious victim and an unconscious victim, including:
    • Level of consciousness
    • Airway
    • Breathing
    • Circulation
    • Major bleeding
    • Mechanism of injury

    Demonstrate secondary assessment of a victim, including:

    • Vital signs
    • Head-to-toe survey
    • History
  5. *Demonstrate rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin, including:
    • Adult, child, and infant victims
    • Complications in resuscitation (e.g. vomiting)
    • Adaptations (e.g. mouth-to-nose, stoma)
  6. *Demonstrate 2-rescuer adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin.
  7. *a) Simulate the treatment of a conscious adult or child with an obstructed airway. *b) On a manikin, demonstrate the treatment of a conscious infant with an obstructed airway. *c) Simulate the treatment of an unwitnessed unconscious adult, child, or infant with an unobstructed airway.
  8. *Demonstrate the care and treatment of a victim suffering from hypothermia.
    1. *Walk an aquatic environment scene, evaluate the ongoing activities, and demonstrate how to educate peers about safe aquatic leisure choices. Evaluate and correct, where appropriate, hazardous conditions in unsupervised areas.
    2. Recover and immobilize a face-down breathing victim with a suspected cervical spinal injury found in deep water. Transport to shallow water. Recruit and direct a trained bystander to assist. Demonstrate the ability to manage vomiting while maintaining immobilization.
    3. *Using bystanders, organize a logical underwater search of an area with both shallow and deep water to maximum depth of 3 metres.
    4. Perform a rescue involving 2 or more victims. One victim requires rescuer assistance, while the other victim(s) can follow directions for self-rescue and assist as bystanders once at the point of safety. The situation is designed to emphasize communication skills, victim care, removals, and follow-up including contact with EMS.
    5. Perform a rescue of a submerged, non-breathing, and pulseless victim. The situation is designed to emphasize victim care, removal, and follow-up including contact with EMS.
    6. *Perform a rescue of an injured victim in a situation in which there are 2 rescuers. The rescue requires a 50 m or yd. approach and a 50 m or yd. return. The situation is designed to emphasize either contact or non-contact rescues, victim care, removals, and follow-up including contact with EMS.
    7. Perform a rescue of a victim suffering injuries or conditions in a situation that emphasizes rescuer response to deteriorating circumstances and requires the use of bystanders. The rescue requires a 20 m or yd. approach and a 20 m or yd. return.

 

* Asterisk indicates instructor-evaluated item.

The Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor course prepares the instructor to teach and evaluate the swimming strokes and related skills found in the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program. Candidates acquire proven teaching methods, planning skills, and a variety of stroke development drills and correction techniques.

Prerequisites: 15 years of age & Bronze Cross

National Lifeguard certification is Canada’s professional lifeguard standard. National Lifeguard training develops a sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgment, and a mature and responsible attitude towards the lifeguard’s role. National Lifeguard training emphasizes prevention and effective rescue response in emergencies including first aid treatment. Candidates develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Fitness requirements include a timed object recovery, 50 m sprint challenge, 50 m rescue drill and 400 m endurance challenge.

The National Lifeguard training program is designed for lifesavers who wish to obtain a responsible job and leadership experience. Successful candidates are certified by the Lifesaving Society – Canada’s lifeguarding experts.

Prerequisites: 16 years of age, Bronze Cross & Standard First Aid

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. Workplace Standard First Aid incorporates all of Emergency First Aid and is designed for those who require a more in-depth understanding of first aid including: legal implications of first aid treatment, spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, chest injuries, and medical emergencies. Includes CPR-C certification.
The first aid program is not restricted to aquatic candidates.

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