Swim Band Policy
I am in the process of creating the policy handbook for the Aquatics Department at our new facility in Merriam. In the handbook I put a swim band/test policy that I have used in the past at another facility (YMCA) and would like to continue it at my new location. It was ultimately successful in tracking swimmers and non-swimmers for our lifeguard and management staff. This is the goal I see for this going forward, identifying those who can swim and those who can't, and avoiding certain save scenarios that could have easily been prevented just by knowing where you can and can't swim. I have attached the file to this and if you would check it out and give me feedback that would be much appreciated. I am meeting with our Park Advisory Board at the end of the month and would like some input from fellow aquatics professionals. If you like the idea, please tell me why. If you absolutely hate the idea, please tell me why. I am not sensitive and am just looking for as much perspective from outside sources I can before we meet.
City of Merriam