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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 111. Standards for Licensed Family Day Homes
4/4/2020

22VAC40-111-660. Swimming and Wading Activities.

A. The level of supervision by caregivers required in 22VAC40-111-560 and the point system as outlined in 22VAC40-111-570 shall be maintained while the children are participating in swimming or wading activities.

B. The family day home shall annually obtain:

1. Written permission from the parent of each child who participates in swimming or wading activities, and

2. A written statement from the parent advising of a child's swimming skills before the child is allowed in water above the child's shoulder height.

C. Caregivers shall have a system for accounting for all children in the water.

D. Outdoor swimming activities shall occur only during daylight hours.

E. When one or more children are in water that is more than two feet deep in a pool, lake, or other swimming area on or off the premises of the family day home:

1. A minimum of least two caregivers shall be present and able to supervise the children; and

2. An individual currently certified in basic water rescue, community water safety, water safety instruction, or lifeguarding shall be on duty supervising the children participating in swimming or wading activities at all times. The certification shall be obtained from an organization such as, but not limited to, the American Red Cross, the YMCA, or the Boy Scouts.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217, 63.2-1701, and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 26, Issue 07, eff. July 1, 2010.

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