Waterworks Aquatics Irvine: Record Breaking Swim Lesson

June 12, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics Irvine
June 12, 2014
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Irvine Participates in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson!

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Waterworks Aquatics, a premier Swim School and Aquatics Center in California is participating as one of the contributing hosts for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson taking place on Friday, June 20th. . Waterworks Aquatics will have their Carlsbad, Irvine, Pasadena, and San Jose locations participate in this event as they attempt to help break the Guinness World RecordTM for the world’s largest swimming lesson.

The nation’s top water safety and training organizations are coming together as one to help present this global event. According to The American Red Cross, “The second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14 is drowning.” Area Aquatics Director of Waterworks Aquatics, Brett Shahian said, “With statistics like this, we are committed to constantly raising water safety awareness in any way possible. Participating in an event of this magnitude will help Waterworks Aquatics bring members of the community together in an effort to not only inform people of this statistic but also, to ultimately prevent people of all ages from drowning.”

This is Waterworks Aquatics’ second year participating in this event and they are more than determined to help break last year’s record of 32,450 participants. Waterworks Aquatics invites you to help increase water safety awareness and to participate in this event taking place on June 20th, at 8:00 a.m.

For more information on this event, please visit http://wlsl.org/ or take a look at our Facebook page!

or give our office a call at (949)450-0777.

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Waterworks Aquatics: Anniversary Recap

June 4, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics
June 4, 2014

10 Year Anniversary Extravaganza & Safety Day Recap
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Waterworks Aquatics, a premier Swim School and Aquatic Center, hosted their 10 Year Anniversary and Water Safety Day event this past Sunday, June 1st. Waterworks Aquatics celebrated this event with a petting zoo, several large bounce houses, face painting, Disney Frozen princesses, balloon artists,  free swim, live music, carnival games, a dunk tank, and more! A mock drowning scenario was also organized by both Waterworks Aquatics and the Orange County Fire Department which helped show how important the skill of swimming truly is. The mock drowning was extremely impactful by the hundreds of spectators with the presence of 2 ambulances and a Fire Engine assisting.  “Drowning is a risk that can never be eliminated. It can be managed by having someone in charge at all times watching the swimmer, securing the fence and doors to the pool, taking swim lessons and by having the parents CPR certified” said owner, Jon Alpert.

Waterworks Aquatics was extremely happy to open their doors for the entire community as an estimated 1,000 people were in attendance for the event. In celebration, Waterworks Aquatics also raffled off a 10 lesson swim package to 1 lucky attendee. With being in business for over 10 years, Waterworks Aquatics wanted this celebration to be magical and special for all the families and friends that were in attendance. Owner, Jon Alpert said, “We wanted this event to be unlike anything else we have ever done and use our entire facility both inside and outside to accommodate all of the activities.”

As summer is approaching quickly, Waterworks Aquatics wanted this Anniversary Celebration and Water Safety Event to be the ultimate way to kick-off the summer. The event was an overall success in Waterworks Aquatics eyes as smiles were seen on everyone’s faces throughout the hot summer day.

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For more information and pictures on the event, please visit Facebook.com/waterworksaquaticsirvine or on Instagram @WaterworksAquatics or by contacting kian@waterworksswim.com

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Waterworks Aquatics Upcoming Anniversary

May 21, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics Irvine
May 21, 2014
Upcoming Extravaganza Highlights

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Everyone in the Waterworks Aquatics family is raving about how BIG this anniversary celebration is going to be! The date is set for June 1st and the festivities will take place at our Irvine location both inside and out. The biggest part is that it’s COMPLETELY FREE and OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! How great is that? Free fun! Throughout the week we will be highlighting certain details about our anniversary extravaganza so tell all your family and friends to mark their calendars for June 1st from 2 to 5PM.

Every child knows about the latest Disney movie that was released this year, it included a snow man, a Queen with special powers, and her sister Princess. YES, it’s Frozen! Disney’s Queen Elsa and Princess Anna will be at our anniversary celebration! You will have a chance to come up and give them a hug and even have your photo taken with them! It was a little too warm for Olof but he sends his regards! We look forward to having you all and if you haven’t already please RSVP on our Facebook event page!

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Waterworks Aquatics 10 Year Anniversary Extravaganza

May 20, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics Irvine
May 20, 2014
10 Year Anniversary Extravaganza!

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Waterworks Aquatics, a premier Swim School and Aquatic Center is excited to announce its 10 Year Anniversary Extravaganza and share their milestone success with the entire community! This not just special, but MAGICAL event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 1st from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Waterworks Aquatics in Irvine.

The celebratory doors at Waterworks Aquatics will be opening to the general public and will be shutting down all operations to host and accommodate this EPIC large scale event! The celebration will include bounce houses, dunk tanks, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon art, Disney entertainers, carnival games, a car show and many more exciting activities and attractions for all families to enjoy! Waterworks Aquatics is expecting to see over 1500 people, both young and old to come enjoy the festivities. Just when you think the list ends of exciting activities they have more! There will also be a fire engine on the premises for the children to tour!

California is one of the 10 states in which drowning is the leading cause of death for children under the age of 15. Waterworks Aquatics has made it their mission the past 10 years to spread awareness about water safety and educate thousands of families in the community to be safer in the water. They feel this would be a great opportunity to combine their 10 Year Anniversary with a Water Safety Day.  May is the nationally recognized month of water safety. Orange County Fire Authority will also be in attendance and Waterworks Aquatics is also looking to partner with both D.A.R.E and the Irvine Police Department to have a D.A.R.E vehicle and K-9 Unit present during the event!

Although this event will be free in admission, Waterworks Aquatics plans to take optional donations for the games and entertainment offered. All proceeds will go to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA). We asked owner, Jon Alpert, what hosting a large scale event like this means to him. He responded with, “raising water safety awareness is our ultimate goal and with it being our 10 year anniversary as well, we thought this would be the best way to inform our community about the importance of water safety.”

As summer is approaching quickly, this event will be the ultimate way to kick-off the season. Everyone in attendance will be able to enjoy free swim and pool games. Waterworks Aquatics will also be raffling off a free 10 lesson swim package to compliment the 10 Year Anniversary celebration.

For more information on this event please visit www.waterworksswim.com/Irvine or call 949.450.0777.

Turbo the Tiger-Shark looks forward to celebrating with you all!

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May 4th: Irvine Fundraiser

May 5, 2014

Waterworks Aquatics Irvine
May 4th, 2014
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Happy Sunday Everybody!
Fundraiser Update

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If you’ve been into our Irvine facility lately, you might have noticed the giant tree on our entrance wall. It’s our Giving Tree for our awesome fundraiser to provide funds to underprivileged kids!

The tree is filling up fast and so many apples have grown! Thank you for your kind donations!

If you are interested, just stop by the front desk on your way out and we’ll answer any questions you have and get you started. Your donation will help provide free swim lessons to children in need and as a thank you, your name will appear on an apple on the tree!

We appreciate everyone’s generosity and donations of any amount are welcome. We will be giving apples for donations of $1, $5, $10 and $50, or more! You can donate from now until we’ve reached our $1500 goal.

Thank You!

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April 22nd, Swimming Pool Safety Tips

April 22, 2014

Swimming Pool Safety Tips You Need to Know to Have a Safe Pool Experience

While swimming pools are perfect places to get exercise, play with friends, or simply have fun, they can be dangerous if not treated with the proper safety protocol. Every year, nearly 50,000 people are hospitalized after improperly playing in a pool.

With that said, pools are not the least bit dangerous if you follow a few necessary safety guidelines. Follow these, and you can ensure that what takes place in the pool will be safe, fun, and wonderful exercise. Here are some tips to guarantee a safe pool experience:

Always swim with a partner

The biggest thing in swimming safety is to always have a buddy. You should never swim alone. If you have a partner, you assure that someone is watching you in case something happens. That way if there’s a freak medical accident, a cramp, or any other number of things, you have someone to help you.

Millions of lives have been saved by swimming partners who can either help a swimmer out of the pool, call for emergency help, or offer advice if they see something unsafe about to take place. Always have a swimming partner, and you’ll always be safe.

Avoid dives from high heights, or into shallow depths

One of the most common accidents that occurs in pools comes from people performing unsafe dives. Unsafe dives primarily happen in two ways: diving into shallow depths, or diving from great heights.

When people dive into shallow depths, they are at great risk of hitting their body on the concrete floor of the pool. A person jumping in feet first may have their damage limited to just a scratch or a sprained ankle, but those diving in head first can experience serious head, neck, and spine trauma.

And jumping from a high height can be equally dangerous: from great heights, water acts as a hard surface, and can damage a body that does not land correctly. Many people aren’t aware of this, but you can break bones or damage your neck or spine by landing improperly on water. As such, it is extremely important that only trained divers enter a pool from a substantial height.

Know your limitations

Many pool accidents occur when people are unaware of their swimming limitations. Often when people start swimming, they think they’re better than they actually are. They quickly swim out to the middle of the pool, only to realize that they haven’t yet developed swimmer’s stamina, and they’re too tired to swim back in.

Other people can get excited and start diving to the bottom of the pool, losing breath, or jumping into the pool from the aforementioned tall heights. If you don’t know what you’re capable of in a swimming pool, you are liable to put yourself in a very dangerous situation.

This is also one of the reasons why it’s great to work with a swimming instructor; they will help you assess your skill level, and then grow it further.

Take a class

There’s no better way to stay safe in the pool than by taking a swimming safety class with US Swim Schools. Swimming safety classes cover all the basic and intricate information that you need to stay safe at all times, and they also offer you tips to make sure that you can keep the people swimming around you safe at all times, too.

With these tips, you can relax and enjoy the pool safely!

You can read more about Happy Swimmers and can see us on facebook or twitter.

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It’s that time of year again…

April 19, 2012

It’s that time of year where the pool, beach, lake, river and every other body of water is a desired destination!  In the spirit of upcoming Water Safety Month (the month of May), here are a few things to keep in mind when going to your favorite aquatic destination!!

1. Be aware of the surrounding area.  Is there a life guard or first aid station?  Are their hidden rocks or plants in the water?  Does the depth suddenly drop off?  Are there boats, surfers, or any other possible obstacles in the water? 

2.  If you’re at the beach, ask a lifeguard where the riptides are and if there is anything else you should be aware of that day.

3.  If you’re using rafts, make sure they are not so big that you would not be able to see a child go under one.  Even if you have flotation devices, always make sure you keep an eye on your children. 

4.  Enroll your child in swim lessons.  Having even just basic water safety skills can make a huge difference in the experience your child will have when playing at the beach or pool.  It will give them more confidence and allow them to truly enjoy their time in the water!

The most important thing to keep in mind is that, no matter how great of a swimmer a child may be, there is no such thing as a “drown-proof” child.  Always keep an eye on your little swimmer and make sure they obey all pool, beach or other area rules.  Have a great Spring and Summer!