The Grand Prairie-based family entertainment destination has announced American Red Cross as training provider for the park’s lifeguarding program.
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark will utilize Red Cross’ training, certification, and continuing education for the estimated 100 lifeguards and lifeguard staff managers who will be responsible for guest safety related to the park’s multiple water slides, attractions, and pools.
Set to open in late 2017, the 80,000 square foot Grand Prairie-based family entertainment destination is expected to draw visitors from all points of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as tourists from other parts of Texas and neighboring states.
“We want to provide a fun-filled but safe environment for all of our guests, including children and people with special needs or limited swimming skills,” explained Rick Coleman, the waterpark’s Principal and Senior Vice-President of Development and Operations. “In fact, guest safety is our top priority. That’s why we chose to partner with American Red Cross, the world’s number one-brand for lifeguarding and water safety.”
The Red Cross will provide the park’s lifeguarding team members with lifeguard and CPR training that equips them to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and provide lifesaving care for medical emergencies, injuries, or sudden illness.
“We are extremely pleased to be selected as the training provider for Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark,” said Lainey Strohm, Aquatics Account Executive for American Red Cross. “Our Waterpark Skills content covers the unique aspects for waterpark lifeguarding and helps participants learn to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water.”