Wave Pool Safety
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: benfranklin-ga
List Price: $50.00
28 Jul 2003 18:50 PDT
Expires: 27 Aug 2003 18:50 PDT
Question ID: 236364
Here's the issue: There is a 5-year old child left unattended repeatedly at "wave" pools -the large pools with artificial waves that roll in. I need research that describes the historical safety of such pool, especially in terms of any previous drownings that happened at such pools.
Re: Wave Pool Safety
Answered By: techtor-ga on 29 Jul 2003 10:01 PDT
Hello again, Mr. Franklin, I hope you don't mind seeing me again in another question. I assume you are more concerned with the mentions of wave pool accidents, so I listed websites where these cases are mentioned. It does seem apparent to me that most of the cases are children who were have been left or allowed to stray by their companion adults. I also added some articles on wave pool safety. "SeaWorld tops the state in disclosing accidents" by John Tedesco, MySA.com http://www.mysa.com/mysanantonio/extras/parks/1917parksseaworld.shtml Accident Records by Ride Type - Safeparks.org http://www.saferparks.org/database/query_by_ridetype.asp?Type=wave+pool Accident Records by Category - Safeparks.org http://www.saferparks.org/database/query_by_category.asp?Category=29 Water Ride Fatalities (1972-1997) http://members.aol.com/rides911/water.htm Review Journal Online: News in brief (note first article) http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/1997/Aug-27-Wed-1997/news/5951436.html Get For Me Singapore - Wave pool accident in Singapore http://www.getforme.com/Thingsyoushouldknow.htm AnimeSystem.com Forums - entry by Kitsune, near-disaster in wave pool http://www.animesystem.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-5816 Theme Parks And Thrill Rides: The ConsumerS Rights & Remedies (mentions a wave pool drowning case at Wet n' Wild Florida) http://www.classactionlitigation.com/THEMEParkhtml.htm The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Chandigarh Stories - first item is about a wave pool drowning http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020704/cth1.htm E&A 1998 Unconcious Victim Statistics - includes wave pool figures http://www.jellis.com/news/statistics/98vstats.html Board Certified Products Liability Lawyer Rollovers Attorney - mentions a "wave pool" case at the bottom http://www.rolloverlawyer.com/background.htm Other probably helpful links: Accidents at Giant Wave Pool at Wet 'n' Wild Water World - lack of wave pool accident data from the government in non-existent http://www.themeparkinsider.com/parks/accident.cfm?Attraction=1068 Wave Pool as Drowning Simulator - comment in a blog about wave pools http://kaneta.blog-city.com/read/119509.htm Wave pools - Article by Your Info.com http://www.courier-journal.com/foryourinfo/071502/071502.html TheDenverChannel.com - News - Man Charged In Fondling At Amusement Park (a case of misbehavior at a wave pool) http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/2336601/detail.html Aquatics safety at YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga http://www.ymcachattanooga.org/watersafety.htm Senate Bill 627 P.N. 666 - "Providing for the regulation of public bathing places" http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/BT/1993/0/SB0627P0666.HTM Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority - Wave Pool Feature http://www.nvrpa.org/wavepool.html Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority - Wave pool safety instructions http://www.nvrpa.org/greatwaverules.html Gabrielson Break - A New Approach to Wave Pool Design http://molasar.blackmagic.com/ses/wrest/surf/gabrek.html Sonar Senses Trouble...And Saves Lives - article about detection system for troubled swimmers http://www.lib.niu.edu/ipo/ip890716.html Search terms used: "wave pool" accident/accidents "wave pool" safety wave pool accident case "wave pool" statistics I hope this has been a most helpful answer. If you have any problem with it, do please post a Request for Clarification and I shall respond as soon as I can. Thank you.
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