With that in mind, the YMCA of Greater Cleveland recently revisited many of our policies and procedures pertaining to Aquatics safety and our lifeguarding staff.
“We want everyone to be safe in and out of the water,” said Association Executive Director of Aquatics Gary Guzy.
A new position of Pool Supervisor on Duty has been added at each of our branch locations. That individual also serves as a second lifeguard at every swimming pool in our Association.
“The most important thing we can do to augment water safety is to make sure people who don’t know how to swim sign up for swimming lessons,” Guzy said.
Free swim lesson sessions are being offered to all new members during the week of September 8-14.
The Association is also continuing to offer a free “Water Safety Saturday” program at each branch, at least one time during each program session period, which is five or six weeks in duration.
The free program began this summer. All Association Aquatics personnel underwent extensive re-training this summer.
We require them to continuously update their life-saving skills.
The Test-Mark-Protect procedure detailed in the graphic illustration is a part of that effort.