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World Waterpark Association Trade Show 2018!

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

WWA BOOTH: 620-622

We look forward to seeing all our great customers and industry friends at the 2018 WWA trade show in Las Vegas! Be sure to stop by booth 620-622 to see what’s new!

Here’s what’s happening:

Monday 22:
🎉 Park operators: arriving early? Contact George or AJ for a private networking event Monday night. Limited tickets available so let us know if you would like to attend.

Tuesday 23:
📝 George will be speaking at the WWA University Ready Set Go training for industry newcomers.
🏌️ AJ will be hitting the links at the WWA Golf Tournament at Desert Pines.
🍻 Tuesday night meet the WSP team Marah, Kyle, Paula, AJ, and George at the Westgate Hotel lobby bar for drinks.

Wednesday 24:
🤝 Stop by booth 620 to meet Marah, Kyle, Paula, AJ, and George and check out what’s new. Come get our pink fedora and be the “light” of the party while supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.
🍾 Let’s party at Wet n’Wild Las Vegas for the evening!

Thursday 25:
😃 Stop by booth 620 to share Vegas night stories with Marah, Kyle, Paula, AJ, and George. Remember what happens in Vegas… is lots of business and lots of fun!
♠️ Try your hand at the new poker tournament from 7-10 PM at the Westgate. If you are interested in playing, reach out to ken@amusementprofessionals.com. Or just come cheer us on!

Hope to see

Swim Safe | Watch Your Children

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

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Summer is upon us and it is time to enjoy some fun in the sun! In doing so it is vital that parents remember to WATCH YOUR CHILDREN while they are splashing around! Here are some simple rules that will keep your children (or the guests in your facility) safe.

Tips:

  1. Watch your children: Parents must always watch their children, even if a lifeguard is present! Although parents may want to take a minute to relax, snooze, or catch up on their favorite book.
  2. Wear a life jacket: A life vest or life jacket is suggested even for children who are strong swimmers. Note that a Jacket is only effect if it fits appropriately.
  3. Swim near lifeguards: Be sure to swim in areas where a lifeguard is stationed. However, remember that lifeguards are not babysitters. You must still watch your children.

Facts:

  • Drowning is the primary cause of accidental deaths in children under 4.
  • Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children.
  • Most rescues occur to children 12 years of age of less.
  • Most drownings occur in 5 feet of water or less .
  • Research shows that many drownings occur with the parent close by.
  • Drowning happens quickly. Even less than a minute.

Want to spread the message? Click this link for the Watch Your Children sign that you can post in your facility! http://www.watersafety.com/store/facility-equipment/watch-your-children-sign.html 

Learn to Swim | Swim Lessons Save Lives

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Teaching your child to swim? At Water Safety Products we firmly believe that swim lessons save lives!  Here is an interesting article on the topic: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/magazine/before-learning-to-crawl-you-must-learn-to-swim.html?_r=1

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Teaching a child to swim at a young age can be a vital life tool. The above article explains the “self-rescue” technique. This technique, along with many other swimming skills, could save your child’s life. Other lifesaving tools include the following:

Life Jackets: Our WSP online lifeguard store offers a variety of life jackets, from toddler to adult sizes. We suggest the Super Soft Swim Vest life jackets for both children and adults. These jackets are soft and comfortable, as well as durable. Sticking with this brand will ensure that your jacket lasts the longest. These life jackets also feature a strap between the legs for the smaller swimmers who need extra support.

Swimming books: Books about swimming and and large bodies of water allow parents to teach their children about safe swimming in a personal way. Remind them at reading time, while you have their attention, to make sure they always use their life jacket and never swim alone or without supervision. Examples such as Dr. Seuss Wish for a Fish All about Sea Creatures Hardcover  can make learning about water safety fun!

Never swim alone: No matter how skilled, a child should never swim alone or without supervision. It may be tempting to lounge by the pool or take a minute for yourself and catch up on your news feed, but remember – drowning can happen in an instant! Even if lifeguards are present, they may not see your child before you do. Don’t take the risk! Post signs at your facility, such as the Watch Your Children Sign, to help emphasize this point.

Floating Swim Toys: Swim toys such as Wacky Noodles and Kick Boards are great tools for learning to swim because they provide extra flotation. They can be used in a number of games and exercise techniques to make swimmers stronger.

Swim Goggles: Swim goggles and Swim Masks make it easier to see under water. Although some children may at first be timid about going underwater, being able to see will help keep them calm and make the experience even more fun!

Remember – teaching your child to swim can save their life! Make learning to swim a fun and memorable experience with a combination of the techniques and products discussed above.

Looking for more learn to swim products and toys? Click here to see more.

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