Water Park Safety Tips

2018-02-22 22:25:14 silkroad 9

Water park safety is a partnership between parents and parks. Parents should always directly supervise their children, especially if children are young or weak swimmers. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when visiting a water park.

- Children under 48", non-swimmers, and weak swimmers should wear a Coast Guard approved life vest while enjoying water park attractions. Bring your own if you are unsure of availability and fit.

- Dress appropriately, including a hat and loose shirt for when you’ve had enough sun. Monitor how much sun children, especially toddlers, are exposed to. Note: water shoes are often not permitted to be worn on water slides and attractions.

- Apply waterproof sunscreen before leaving home (reapply throughout the day) and drink plenty of fluids (avoid beverages with sweeteners or with caffeine).

- Children in diapers should be dressed in waterproof swim diapers to minimize leakage. Change diapers only in designated changing areas.

- Read the signs at every waterpark attraction and listen to all audio instructions provided by recordings or staff. Obey all rules and experience-level guidelines.

- Follow the lifeguards’ instructions and signal them if you see someone in trouble.

- Like visits to amusement parks and attractions designating a meeting place is always smart in the instance some one is separated from your party.  The buddy system is an excellent way to ensure no children are left alone.

- Do not swim if you have diarrhea. This is especially important for children in diapers.

- Do not swallow the pool water. Try to avoid getting water in your mouth if possible.

- Practice good hygiene and shower before swimming. Also, wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilet or changing diapers.

- Take your children to the bathroom often throughout the day.

- Change diapers in a bathroom and away from the pool. Germs can be spread from objects around the pool.


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