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Wave's #1 Job of the Summer Season: Safety

Post Date:06/12/2017 9:22 AM

The City of Vista’s coolest hot spot is now open for the summer season. The Wave Waterpark, located at 101 Wave Drive in Vista Village opened Memorial weekend.  While guests may only occasionally need to be assisted or rescued, the role of the lifeguard is taken very seriously at the city. The Wave lifeguards are constantly at the top of their game every day paying attention to the safety of the Wave visitors.

Wave’s lifeguards are certified each year through an internationally recognized program which requires over 50 hours of extensive training. The rigorous instruction is designed to provide a high quality team for the Wave’s summer season. An additional four hours of monthly training are required throughout the season. Lifeguards selected to teach swim lessons or serve as camp counselors undergo additional training. 

Each year, during the Wave’s season, an outside agency audits the lifeguard team. These are random, unannounced, and include undercover videotaped observations and skills assessment.  The focus on safety training has resulted in the waterpark’s lifeguard team receiving the highest “ELITE” rating for the past ten years.

For more information on Wave Waterpark's season passes and the park’s hours check online at or by call the Wave at 760.940.9283.


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