Traveling With The Family This Memorial Day Weekend? Great Wolf Lodge Shares Water Safety Tips
In lieu of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, Great Wolf Resorts, has received kudos for their exceeding industry standards in water safety. Ellis & Associates, the industry leader in aquatics safety gave Platinum status to the resorts.
With May being recognized as National Water Safety Month, Great Wolf Lodge is sharing their water safety tips for those traveling this summer.
Play Safe Water Safety Tips, from Great Wolf Lodge:
- If your child is in the water, you should be, too. Interact with children while in the water, especially with weak or non-swimming children. This not only increases safety, but it’s also great exercise and creates wonderful family memories.
- Make sure young children and non-swimmers wear Coast Guard-approved life jackets, fastened properly. Inflatable rafts, swim “floaties,” and other inflatable devices are not appropriate life-saving devices.
- Teach kids how to swim by enrolling them in swim lessons. These lessons teach the basics of water safety and awareness, and kids will learn a valuable life-skill while gaining confidence. Check with a local YMCA, Red Cross, parks department, or school district to see if they offer lessons.
- Stay hydrated and be sure to take regular breaks out of the water to stay alert and avoid fatigue. This is especially important if it is hot or humid, and includes indoor waterparks such as Great Wolf Lodge.
- Try to swim where there are trained lifeguards on duty, but remember, parents still need to take responsibility for their children in the water. Lifeguards are trained to monitor the water and react to rescue situations – they are not babysitters or a substitute for parent participation.