What is the Swim Safe Program & Where is it in effect?
The Swim Safe Program is a mandatory lifejacket policy for all children under 48 inches and is in effect at Cubby’s Cove indoor & outdoor waterparks at Wilderness on the Lake.
Complimentary use of lifejackets, in various sizes, will be made available. All children under 48 inches using either the indoor or outdoor waterpark will be required to wear a lifejacket at all times while in the parks.
Q: Why only the pools at Wilderness on the Lake, and not parks at the other resorts?
A: The proximity of the shallow kiddie pools to the much deeper activity pools in both the indoor and outdoor areas presents a unique scenario as compared to our other waterparks. This necessitates park-wide enforcement rather than pool specific enforcement.
Q: My child is a strong swimmer but under 48”. Can an exception be made?
A: Unfortunately, to consistently ensure the safety of all of our younger guests, there is no discretion built into this policy.
Q: Why the change in policy/approach?
A: Guest safety remains our number one priority and we feel taking this proactive step better ensures the safety of our younger guests.
Q: My child has their own lifejacket, life vest or personal flotation device (PFD). Can he/she use it?
A: Yes, your child may use his/her own device provided it is inherently buoyant and coast guard approved. Inflatable devices such as water wings do not meet our criteria and , therefore, will not be allowed in place of a coast guard approved device. Our staff may require your child to put on a resort provided lifejacket if his/her device does not meet our standards.