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Splish, Splash, Safety: Your Family’s Guide to Safe Water Fun at Roaring Springs!

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Dive into the world of water safety with a splash of fun and a sprinkle of caution!

Whether you’re playing in the neighborhood pool, floating or boating on an Idaho river or lake, or sliding the day away at Roaring Springs Waterpark, water adventure signals summer in the Northwest.

But before you jump in, let’s make sure you’re equipped with the know-how to stay safe at the start of swim season!

10 Water Safety Warnings that Could Save a Life:

1. Swim School Shenanigans: It’s time to become a swimming superstar! Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, mastering swimming skills is the key to unlocking a world of aquatic adventures. Did you know that if a child hasn’t learned to swim by third grade, they might miss the boat entirely? That’s why swimming lessons are the best solution to keep everyone safe and confident in the water.

2. Eyes on the Prize: Supervise Like a Pro! When it comes to water safety, eyes are your best lifeguards. Drowning doesn’t announce its arrival—it’s a silent sneak attack. So, while your little water bugs are making a splash, keep those peepers peeled. Reading a magazine or chatting on the phone might seem harmless, but it only takes a moment for danger to dive in.

3. Life Jacket Jamboree: Out with the floaties, in with the lifejackets—it’s time to level up your water safety game! Air-filled swimming aids might look cute, but they’re not as reliable as you might think. Coast Guard-approved lifejackets are the real MVPs, providing safety without the false sense of security. So, whether you’re a pool pro or a water warrior, gear up and stay safe.

4. Danger Zone Alert: Watch Out for the dangerous “Too’s. Feeling too tired, too cold, or too far from safety? It’s time to dial it back and play it safe. Overestimating your swimming skills is dangerous, know your limits and stick to them.

5. Lifeguards and Parents Unite: Lifeguards are the heroes of the pool, but parents are the ultimate sidekicks! Tag-teaming in water supervision ensures extra layers of safety for your little swimmers. With more eyes on the water, everyone can splash freely without worry.

7. Sunscreen Smackdown: Catchin’ rays at Roaring Springs? Don’t forget your sun armor! Slather on sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, at least 30 minutes before diving into the fun. Keep that sunscreen squirting or spraying! Remember to reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating up a storm.

8. Lead by Example: Sun Safety Starts Young! Kids look up to you—literally and figuratively—so be the sun safety superhero they deserve! Set the standard high by rocking shades, hats, and SPF like it’s nobody’s business. With 80% of sun exposure happening before adulthood, your role as a sun safety role model is at its peak of importance!

9. Stay hydrated, Water Warriors: It’s time to hydrate like a world-class athlete! Sip on water or sports drinks to keep the hydration train chugging along. Feeling the heat a little too much? Head for the shade, grab a drink and take a breather. If your body starts sending SOS signals like headaches or muscle cramps, take a trip to one of two Roaring Springs’ first aid stations to get you back on your feet! Did you know the waterpark has an EMT on duty at all times?

10. Watch for Warnings: Keep an eye out for signs and signals along your water journey. Whether it’s a high tide warning or a friendly reminder to stay within the swimming area, these signs are your trusty guides to a safe and splash-tastic adventure!

Roaring Springs Award-Winning Water Safety Innovation

As guests arrive at Roaring Springs, they’re greeted by the reassuring sight of nearly 40 lifeguards stationed throughout the park. From the little ones giggling in the new Camp IdaH2O to the teens catching waves in Class 5 Canyon, these vigilant sentinels ensure everyone’s safety.

What many visitors might not realize is the park’s latest innovation: the EAVS system high overhead. This cutting-edge technology provides a bird’s-eye view to on-site certified operators, who act as a second set of eyes to lifeguards for enhanced guest safety and faster incident response times.

Recognized for this commitment to safety, Roaring Springs proudly received the Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association last fall, becoming the first waterpark in the US to implement the Ellis Aquatic Vigilance System.

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Get ready to make a splash for a great cause: drowning prevention!

Drowning remains the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children aged 1-14, making swimming skills a literal lifesaver.

The world’s top water safety and training organizations are teaming up for the the 15th annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), aiming to spread awareness about the critical importance of teaching children how to swim to help prevent drowning.

This summer, waterparks, pools, and aquatic facilities worldwide will host local WLSL lessons, all with one powerful message: Swimming Lessons Save Lives™!

Roaring Springs Waterpark is proud to join this worldwide effort. On Thursday, June 20th at 8:30 am, join us in the wave pool for a free 30-minute swimming lesson and be one of the tens of thousands of participants from dozens of countries around the globe to participate in the 15th annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.

Let’s make waves together and ensure every child has the opportunity to learn this essential life skill!

For more information visit:  Roaring Springs WLSL

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