Safe behavior's a choice. It's not a trick.
You choose. You decide. You get to pick.

Be smart. Know the rules. Be patient. Enjoy the pools.
Be a good sport and all will see that you're cool.

Learn how to swim and then practice and train.
It won't be too long before YOU rule the lane.

Swim for good times, both fun times and fast.
And be safe in the pool so those good times can last.

It's Your Choice

Swimming pool businesses, water parks, hotels, and water front facilities do their best to provide a safe environment for your activities. You are responsible for making good choices. You are responsible for selecting the programs and activities suited to your skills, abilities, and health. By electing to use the facilities and participate, you assume all risk for any harm or injury you sustain. By your voluntary participation as a participant or spectator, you could be injured. Take responsibility. Do not take risks or do activities that may not be appropriate. Ask questions. If you have any questions about your health and how it might be affected by exercise, by being in the water, or by other activities at a facility, contact your doctor and obtain permission before participating. A complete physical is recommended before beginning any exercise program. Pay attention to your surroundings. Be aware of the presence of others while you participate. Do not engage in activities that could injure others. Report any unusual significant hazard during your presence or participation and remove yourself from participation. If you bring belongings, you are responsible for their care and safety. They could be lost, stolen, or damaged. Contact a staff member if you have any problems or concerns.

For every activity in and near water, finish with the same number of children that you started with. It's your responsibility. It's your choice.

Weather: Weather conditions can change quickly and can vary dramatically from neighborhood to neighborhood. Whether or not to venture out on severe weather days is also your choice. Make good choices for your family and for those in your care.

It's your choice

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this online water safety course. Please contact me anytime if you have questions or need additional information. I encourage you to submit new material for posting. I will post it with credit, and will include links if requested. 

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