Program — Aquatics Resources

Program — Aquatics Resources

Many camps offer aquatic activities as a major program element for campers. Swimming and boating activities take place in and on pools, ponds, lakes, rivers, ocean fronts, and creeks. Safety is a central concern in all aquatic activities, and the purpose of the aquatic standards is to set an expectation for trained and certified supervision, appropriate safety precautions, and well-planned emergency procedures.

Aquatic Personnel Ratio Considerations
Lifeguard Rescue Skills Verification
Lifeguard Skills Verification
Pool Maintenance Checklist
Watercraft Rescue Skills Verification
Waterfront Safety Procedures Sample

New Resources

Buddy Up! Blog Article 
Building Blocks - In-Service AquaticTraining
Decision Making - Buddy Checks in an Aquatic Setting 
Sample-Waterfront - Policies-and-Procedures
Waterfront-Policies- example
New York State Guidelines for Planning
Examples of Waterfront Swimming Policies
Strategies for Effective Management of Group Swimming


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