Special Events When special events are scheduled, two additional lifeguards are needed in addition to the ratios listed above. Special events may be, but not limited to, Poolapoolza or Dive In Movies. These additional lifeguards are watching the water. For example, if there are 40 swimmers in the indoor pool and a special event, there must be two lifeguards for the 40 swimmers, then two more lifeguards for the special event. Add the roaming/cleaning lifeguard and Head Lifeguard or Supervisor for a total of six. Heat Index During Outdoor Family Swim, if the Heat Index is over 105’F or 41’C, anadditional lifeguard is added. For example, if there are 75 swimmers in the outdoor pool and the
heat index is 105’F/41’C there must be four lifeguards watching the water for the 75 swimmers, then one more lifeguard for the heat index. Add the roaming/cleaning lifeguard and Supervisor for a total of seven. Guards Outside of Family Swim Open Swim Open Swim requires the parent to be in the water with a child under 12 years of age. Due to this policy, Life Time does not have a set ratios for lifeguards to swimmers during Open Swim. Check with your Aquatics Manager for your local health code. For example, in MA, the health code calls for a 1:25 ratio at all times. Based on the local health code, if the pool does not have the correct number of lifeguards per pools or swimmers, you must act immediately. Adult Open Swim Some health codes require a lifeguard during Adult Open Swim as well as Family and Open Swim. Check with your Aquatics Manager for your local health code. How many lifeguards are required (1 for indoor, 1 for outdoor, or 1 per body of water) and if there is a ratio that must be maintained. Based on the local health code, if the pool does not have the correct number of lifeguards per pools or swimmers, you must act immediately. If at any time the pool is out of ratio, YOU MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY: 1st: Close the pool 2nd: Tell the Head Lifeguard or Supervisor the pool is out of ratio 3rd: Radio the Aquatics Manager, Assistant Manager, Manager on Duty (MOD) or GM Kids Activities Programming in the Pool Kids Activities or Kids Academy and Aquatics must work together to provide a safe and entertaining experience for Camp, Parents’ Night Out, Birthday Parties or any activity involving pools. Kids Activities programming comes to the pools year round. These swimmers will wear a colored wristband indicating they are part of a Kids Activities program and a second wristband indicating their swimming ability. Ratios are based on the child’s swimming ability and uses the same 25:10 swim test. Those participating in Kids Activities programming must complete a 25:10 Swim Test. If the child elects not to take the swim test, they are classified as a Non-Swimmer and have a black wristband. If they pass the swim test, the child will be written in the Aquatics 25:10 logbook and are given a yellow wristband. Again, all Kids Activities swimmers must wear a colored wristband indicating they are part of programming so each child wears two wristbands in the pool.