First Summer Swim Camp Session Starts Next week-June 28th!

June 23, 2010

Looking for a great way for your child to get a head start on their swimming?  Our week long half day Summer Swim Camps are a great way for your child to improve their technique while having fun! Our first camp session starts next week June 28th

 These intensive camps work on technique, speed, breathing, drills, dives, flip turns, strengthening, and conditioning.  As a reward for their hard work we end each day with free play time where the children can enjoy having fun with our giant pool toys and participant in fun games. We also provide the children with a snack and juice.  These camps are great for children between the ages of 5-14 who can swim 2 lengths across a 25-yard pool unassisted.

For more information please come by our front desk to pick up a flyer with camp dates and additional information.  Signups start now!

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Parents and Children Participate in Mock Rescue to Raise Awareness about Drowning

June 16, 2010

According to Orange County Fire officials twelve people have died from drowning incidents in Orange County this year.

 To combat this alarmingly high number Waterworks Aquatics has partnered with OC Fire Authority, Stewie the Duck, Sparky the Dog, Irvine Police Department, Red Cross, D.A.R.E., Trauma Intervention Programs,  Aqua Net, and Pretend City to raise awareness regarding drowning and promoting water safety.

 Waterworks lifeguards and OCFA fire fighters demonstrated a mock rescue to show parents how professionals respond to a near drowning call.  Information and tips were also given out regarding water safety and preventative equipment which can be utilized around your home pool.

 Some key tips shared today are: Always delegate an adult “water watcher” at pool gatherings.  Parents can rotate duties or you can hire a certified lifeguard.  Never leave a child unattended at the pool or beach.  Install proper fencing around a pool and use layers of protection such as alarms, pool covers and more. Do not rely on floatation devices.  Learn CPR, rescue techniques, and have a plan of action in case of emergency.

 You can view photos and read more about our Safety Presentation in the OC Register at this link http://shar.es/myTyo


Waterworks Aquatics is Hosting Splashing into Summer Safety Day 2010

June 10, 2010

 

This is a free event and open to the public

Waterworks Aquatics is excited to partner with the Orange County Fire Authority in presenting Splashing into Summer Safety Day 2010.

THIS Tuesday, June 15 from 10:00am – 12:00pm the Orange County Fire Authority, along with other community health and safety organizations, will be on site at Waterworks helping to promote the ABC’s of water safety in Southern Orange County. This program will coincide with a furlough day on the Irvine Unified School District’s calendar so we’re excited to offer this fun and educational opportunity to families looking to make the most of their children’s day off.

This eventful day will begin at 10am so be sure to arrive early! Our first event will be a live demonstration in our outdoor pool involving both lifeguards and paramedics performing save and rescue drills. FREE SWIM will be available in our outdoor with parent supervision following the demonstration. Pool games and other activities will be held. Also, the OCFA Swift Water Rescue Team will be present with their specialized rescue equipment which they utilize when conducting rescues. Not only are we planning to provide a variety of activities and games for all ages to enjoy, but also in attendance will be “Sparky the Dog” and “Stewie the Water Safety Duck”.

The Orange County Fire Authority will be giving tours of an actual Fire Engine and children will have the chance to learn what it takes to become a firefighter. Participants will be given the opportunity to earn stickers, helmets, re-usable beach bags, crayons, and beach balls. Parents will learn the steps necessary to secure their homes and prepare their children for a lifetime of aquatic safety.

At Waterworks we take year-round water safety very seriously; playing in and around the water can be very enjoyable but it is important to know how to do so in a safe and effective manner. We would like to encourage all of our families to come out and participate in this event to learn more about how they can keep their friends and relatives safe as we approach the summer season.

A-Adult Supervision- Assign a “Water Watcher”
B-Barriers – pool fences, pool covers, alarms
C-Classes – Swim Classes, CPR, First Aide, and rescue techniques


Waterworks Aquatics is Hosting Splashing into Summer Safety Day 2010

June 8, 2010

 

Waterworks Aquatics is excited to partner with the Orange County Fire Authority in presenting Splashing into Summer Safety Day 2010. On Tuesday, June 15thth from 10:00am – 12:00pm the Orange County Fire Authority along with other community health and safety organizations will be on site at Waterworks helping to promote water safety in Southern Orange County. This program will coincide with a furlough day on the Irvine Unified School District’s calendar so we’re excited to offer this fun and educational opportunity to families looking to make the most of their children’s time off.  

This eventful day will include a live demonstration in our outdoor pool involving both lifeguards and paramedics performing save and rescue drills.  Also, the OCFA Swift Water Rescue Team will be present with their specialized rescue equipment which they utilize when conducting rescues. Not only are we planning to provide a variety of activities and games for all ages to enjoy, but also in attendance will be “Sparky the Dog” and “Stewie the Water Safety Duck”. The Orange County Fire Authority will be giving tours of an actual Fire Engine and children will have the chance to learn what it takes to become a firefighter. Participants will be given the opportunity to earn stickers, helmets, re-usable beach bags, crayons, and beach balls. Parents will learn the steps necessary to secure their homes and prepare their children for a lifetime of aquatic safety.   

At Waterworks we take year round water safety very seriously; playing in and around the water can be very enjoyable but it is important to know how to do so in a safe and effective manner.  We would like to encourage all of our families to come out and participate in this event to learn more about how they can keep their friends and relatives safe as we approach the summer season.