Swimming pools involve a certain amount of risk, but a day or evening at the pool should be safe and fun for everyone. You don’t want an accident to spoil the good times your members and their guests have come to expect. Fortunately, most accidents can be prevented. However, it takes a great deal of responsibility and diligence on your part to maintain a safe facility.
In spite of the dangers associated with swimming pools, you can maintain a safe swim club by following these general guidelines:
Teach your staff to recognize potential problems before they occur; as they conduct regular safety checks of your entire club throughout the day.
Maintain all areas of your club in top condition.
Empower lifeguards and other employees to enforce pool rules and regulations.
Purchase and maintain all necessary emergency, life saving equipment and properly train your staff to use it.
Follow all applicable state and local regulations.
Be certain that all of your employees are properly trained and certified in life saving CPR and know how to respond to medical emergencies.
The following resources may provide you with more valuable information on how to maintain a safe swim club facility.