How to Host a Safe and Fun Home Pool Party

Everything you need to know to ensure you and your guests enjoy a safe and fun home pool party.

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One awesome benefit of owning a pool or hot tub is inviting family and friends to enjoy it with you. Advance planning can help ensure that everyone has a safe time at your party. This course teaches strategies you can enact before, during and after the party to reduce the chance of accidents or injuries that could happen to your guests or your family as a result of entertaining in and around your home pool or hot tub.

Your Instructor

Jennifer May
Jennifer May

As a kid I'd spend summer days at our town pool in Texas. To survive the heat I'd play endless rounds of Marco Polo, launch canon balls off the high dive, and try to finish popsicles before they melted. My sisters and I started racing in swim meets when we were four. Every summer we earned shiny ribbons that we pinned to our bulletin boards. My racing peeked at thirteen when I qualified for a statewide meet in the 200-meter breaststroke. As the sport got more demanding, I gave in to teenage laziness and quit. Swimming became something "I used to do." Racing sank farther into my past during college, career, marriage and kids. Then we moved to the New Jersey suburbs...and joined the town pool. I stared at the cool water that first summer, knowing that swimming laps could help relieve the stress of balancing career and family. Away from people and my phone, the water drowned out the noise of children fussing. The water soothed kids' tantrums, and cooled down my temper. My worries sank into the deep end, and resurfaced bathed in perspective. Then I could relax and enjoy the social experience of a community pool -- chatting with neighbors and meeting new people.

In 2015 I left my job to pursue consulting. I wasn't exactly modeling good habits for my kids when I was still in my pajamas as got they got home from school. I needed a routine to get me out of the house, and found a swim instruction job at my local YMCA. Having a business background I saw opportunity to teach swimming independently. Now Iā€™m managing the growth of LifeCycle Swimming, bringing safety, fitness and happiness to a diverse group of people. I'm excited to create innovative swim and water safety instruction coursed in the on-line education marketplace. Credentials:

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (W.S.I.) Cert. #0ZQ4BT.
1000+ hrs teaching experience.
Staff Aquatic Instructor at YMCA and JCC (New Jersey).
Twenty Hours Training with Fear of Water Specialist.
Youth racing experience / AAU Level / Houston, TX.
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Cert. - The Redwoods Inst.
Bloodborne Pathogen Safety Cert. - The Redwoods Inst.
B.S. Mass Communications / Advertising, Boston Univ.
M.A. in Children's Literature, Simmons College.
Manhattan Comedy School.

Course Curriculum

  First Section: Introduction
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  During the Party
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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