Monday, July 02, 2012

Press Release: Adventure Island offers water survival training

Press Release:

Just in Time for Summer, Learn From The Experts How To Keep Your Family Safe Around The Water

TAMPA, Fla. (July 2, 2012) – Service members from MacDill Air Force Base will be participating in Water Survival Training at Adventure Island from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, July 6. The soldiers will participate in an exercise designed to replicate the conditions of a water landing under combat conditions.
Service members will wear utility pants, a uniform shirt and combat boots while they complete a 50m combat swim (breaststroke and sidestroke), a 10m underwater swim and 5 minutes of treading water. The training will also include information on field expedient flotation devices and proper rescue swimming techniques.
SFC Greene Thomas, 2JCS Echo Troop Sergeant, will be on-hand to oversee the training and discuss on-camera how these training tips can be applied to good water safety practices at the beach, river, lake or home swimming pool.
From the moment guests enter Adventure Island, they are immersed in a Key West-themed paradise. The 30-acre water park features thrilling slides and tube rides including Riptide, Wahoo Run, Key West Rapids, Runaway Rapids, Everglides, Calypso Coaster, Aruba Tuba, Caribbean Corkscrew, Water Moccasin and Gulf Scream. Guests can also kick back on the beach or in the 17,000-square-foot wave pool, play on professional sand volleyball courts, breeze through tropical gift shops or let the current sweep them through a half-mile of lush landscapes and tropical waterfalls on the Rambling Bayou. Visit for more information.

Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.