Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Information
Water safety and drowning prevention are important tools to practice for you and your family! Not just at DropZone Waterpark, but at home, in the bathtub, at a friend’s pool, a community pool, lakes, oceans, and any other potential bodies of water you may visit. Help your family stay safe by learning how to swim with us today. Click the button below for more information about Jumper’s Swim Academy.
Children Drown Without a Sound
At pools, spas & other recreational waters:
- Teach children basic water safety skills.
- Avoid entrapment by keeping children away from pool drains, pipes, and other openings.
- If a child is missing, look for them in the pool or spa first, including neighbors’ pools or spas.
If you have a pool:
- Install a four foot fence around the perimeter of the pool and spa, including portable pools.
- Maintain pool and spa covers in good worker order.
- Have life saving equipment such as life rings, floats or a reaching pole available and easily accessible.
- Always keep a young child within arm’s reach in a bathtub. If you must leave, take the child with you.
- Don’t leave a baby or young child in a bathtub under the care of another young child.
- Never leave a bucket or basin containing even a small amount of liquid unattended. Always empty and store buckets where young children cannot reach them.
STOP – Do Not Swim Without Supervision
Make sure to have adult supervision. Stop if you are alone!
- Children are always within eyesight and reach
- The “Water Watcher” scans the water at all times, without engaging in conversations, phone calls, reading, texting, or any other distracting activity.
- Never leave children in or around a body of water unattended.
- Do not rely on flotation devices as a method for supervision.
CAUTION – Use Multiple Barriers Around Water
Use caution around any body of water, know your limitations!
- Install and maintain proper fencing around pool and spa.
- Use safety covers, gate alarms, door alarms, and motion-detection devices.
- All gates are self-closing, self-latching, and open away from the pool.
- For non-swimmers, always wear US Coast Guard approved life vests, make sure vests fit sungly on body.
GO – Learn How to Swim & Perform CPR
With proper supervision and understanding of water, it’s a go to swim!
- Everyone should know how to swim.
- Learn CPR, first aid, and rescue techniques.
- Understand the basics of life saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency.
- Keep a shepherd’s hook, life-saving ring, and CPR sign mounted by the pool to instruct others.
Drowning Prevention PSA
Take a look at the video by clicking one of the buttons below, in order to learn about local statistics and how to help reduce drownings.English