I have loved water activities for as long as I can remember. I spent summers with my grandparents at their waterfront house on the bay in North Carolina when I was a child. My earliest memories are of being at the pool, or the beach, or wherever there were recreational water opportunities. I remember pruned hands and fingers from staying in the water all day long. I loved going out on the boats we had, fishing swimming and playing, and feeling very at home.
I went on my first waterslide when I was about eight or nine years old.
I became a lifeguard when I was 19, an instructor when I was 23, and an instructor trainer when I was 27.
Dumb Things Smart People Say About Water Safety
I have been operating waterparks for over 30 years. I have been fortunate enough to never have experienced a drowning at a facility I operated. We have been tested, but we have always been successful. I think a fair annual average of attendees at these parks has been 750,000. That’s 22,500,000 people that came out …