Drownings happen quickly and quietly even when lifeguards and parents are present. To prevent drownings it is imperative that parents and guardians actively watch their children in and around water, even when lifeguards are on duty. Splash Pool Services and Bittersweet pool are pleased to announce a new strategy to prevent drowning. This year all “non-swimmers” will be required to wear wristbands indicating that they must have a guardian within one arms reach. Wristbands are a great visual aid indicating swimming ability. They quickly and easily tell lifeguards and bystanders which swimmers require close supervision.
All swimmers the age of 10 and under must pass a test swimming one length of the pool safely in order to swim without a wristband. These tests will be administered by a lifeguard on duty, daily, as requested by members. If the child cannot pass the swim test they must wear a wristband and be actively supervised by a guardian who is within one arms reach of them in the water. Swimming ability will be noted in the computer membership database, and non-swimmer wristbands will be given to those who need them each time they enter the facility. Swimmers may retake the swim test throughout the summer in order to prove their ability to stay safe on their own. The full policy will be available at the pool. Feel free to contact Splash to discuss any questions or concerns about the policy.
Thank you for your partnership in ensuring that Bittersweet pool stays as safe as it can be for your families and your guests!
Please take a moment to review this information as well as the Pool rules and also discuss the guidelines and rules with your children.
We hope you enjoy the pool this summer and thank you in advance for your cooperation in maintaining a safe and pleasant pool environment.