Adventure Park Academy is counting down to the first swim of the season. On a warm summer’s day water is great fun for kids, but it's also a place where safety must come first. At Adventure Park Academy, water safety is our top priority.
Swimming takes place at several different swimming facilities each Thursday at Camp Adventure. Each camper is required to take a swim test prior to entering any deep area of the swimming area. All swim tests are given by a certified life guard along with the director and or head counselor. If a camper passes the test they are given a specific color wrist band and this band must be present in order to swim in the deep end of the pool.
Counselors are also strategically positioned around the pool during active swim time in order to monitor the safety of the campers in the water. Life vests are allowed but they must be certified by the coast guard for your child’s weight and height.
Drowning is the third leading cause of injury-related death among children 19 and under. To ensure a safe summer, filled with days in the water, follow these simple tips:
- Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
- Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a life-guarded beach, use the buddy system.
- Ensure that everyone in the family learns to swim well. Enroll in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and Learn-to-Swim courses.
- Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child. Teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
- Put the cell phone away! Forget about all the other things you have to do and give young children 100 percent of your attention when they are near or around water.