Sunday, May 15, 2016

Girl Scout Weekend at Ocean Breeze Waterpark

Summer is almost here, and we’re all thinking about the fun that comes with this season. Swimming is one of the season’s pleasures, whether it’s at camp or at a fun water park like Ocean Breeze Waterpark! Start the fun this season at Ocean Breeze during Girl Scout Weekend taking place on June 11 and 12 – you pick a day to go with friends and family. Make your reservation today and learn about Girl Scout special rates! You’ll be on your way to gaining real health and fitness benefits when you add swimming and water sports, such as canoeing, to your schedule. If you’re an accomplished swimmer, all the better and an opportunity to strengthen your skills. Not a swimmer? Take time to register for a camp session that will help you learn to swim or find opportunities in the community to take lessons. No matter what you do or where you go to splish and splash, make sure you follow safety rules and guidelines while having fun. Here’s just a few safety tips to think about:
  • Learn to swim to stay safe in and around the water.
  • Parents, never leave children unattended.
  • Read all posted signs and follow safety rules and warnings at swimming pools.
  • Always swim with a buddy and never swim in unsupervised places.
  • Wear a life jacket if you are canoeing or boating – or if you are a weak or non-swimmer. 
  • Going to the beach? Look for areas that are supervised by lifeguards.
  • The American Red Cross recommends nine feet as a minimum depth for diving or jumping, so check the water depth before you try diving or jumping. Be on the alert, some places do not allow diving or jumping.
  • Pay attention to local weather conditions and forecasts.You may need to stop swimming if there is bad weather on the way.