13A.16.08.05

.05 Supervision During Water Activities.

A. An operator shall have prior written approval from a child's parent for the child's participation in a water activity.

B. If a wading or swimming area is 4 feet or less in depth, each child engaged in a water activity shall receive continuous supervision by a staff member.

C. If the water exceeds 4 feet in depth, there shall be a lifeguard present who:

(1) Holds a current certificate of approval for lifeguarding from the American Red Cross, YMCA, or other organization acceptable to the office or the local health department;

(2) Is present at waterside during the swimming activity; and

(3) Is not included in the required staff/child ratio.

D. Except during a swimming lesson conducted by a certified water safety organization, such as the American Red Cross, that is acceptable to the office or the local health department, whenever water is over the chest of a child who cannot swim, the child shall receive one-to-one supervision by a staff member who is in the water with the child.