According to the CDC, alcohol is a factor in up to half of water related deaths. Alcohol related balance and coordination issues contribute to the problem, particularly slip and falls. Judgement and perception problems are also factors. An intoxicated person might jump into a pool that is not deep enough for safe diving. An intoxicated guardian may not be able to effectively ensure their child's safety. Alcohol and swimming also contribute to heat stroke, dehydration and unfortunate health code violations that require a draining of the pool. Hot tubs suffer from the same dangers as pools, but also increased risk of dizziness and fainting.
We encourage our members to create and enforce a no drinking policy for any community pool.