Don’t Worry, Swim Happy!
The pool is run by the Aquatics Director with a staff of three lifeguards who are all American Red Cross certified in Lifeguarding/CPR/First Aid/AED.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How deep is the pool?
The small pool is 2.5 to 3 ft deep. The big pool is 4 ft on the shallow side and 8 feet on the deepest side.
2. What if my child cannot swim?
If your child can not swim, they are placed in the small pool where they can stand.
3. What do the counselors do while their group is swimming?
The counselors are REQUIRED to get in the pool with their campers. Not only is this fun for the kids, but it also allows for extra eyes on the children.
4. Will my child be swim tested?
Yes, your child will be swim tested on their first day of camp. Campers are all wrist-banded according to their swim ability determined by the swim test. RED=non swimmers, YELLOW= water safe, but not strong enough for the deep-end, BLUE=entire pool. The swim test consists of safely swimming from the steps in the shallow end to the wall and back, swimmers should be able to take breathes as they swim across. If they make it across and are a proficient swimmer, they are allowed to go anywhere in the big pool. If they make it across, but tire easily they are placed in the shallow end of the big pool which is roped off from the deep end. If your child does not want to be swim tested or can’t swim, they are placed in the small pool. The counselors notify us when they have a new camper and we make sure each swimmer is placed in the appropriate pool.
5. What if my child improves their swimming and wants to go into the big pool?
We allow children to retake their swimming test at any point during the summer. We love seeing your kids improve and become more water safe!
6. Can my child bring or use floaties?
We do not allow floaties or life jackets of any kind. This can be a false security for many children. If they can’t swim, they are required to go into the small pool. This is for your child’s safety.
7. What does my child do when they are at the pool?
There are plenty of toys. Some weeks, there are games that correspond with that week’s camp theme. The kids really enjoy cooling off in the pool.
8. What if my child doesn’t want to swim?
We do not force your child to swim if they don’t want to. We understand it is a new environment for them and that it could be overwhelming. We encourage them to at least get their feet wet, which is a great way for them to start getting comfortable in our pool.
9. How long does my child swim for?
Each activity at Camp Funtime is 45 minutes, the same is true for their pool time. Included in this time is changing into their swim suits. Typically, kids swim for at least 30 minutes.
10. Are the pools heated?
Yes, both the little pool and the large pool are heated, typically to 84 degrees.