Trumbo Point Pool and Water Park
The Trumbo Pool at NAS Key West, located on Trumbo Point, is open to all hands year-round with a rock wall, slides, lily pads and a playground adjacent to the pool. The pool can be reserved for parties. Access to the pool is free to Active Duty and their dependents, retirees and their dependents and there is a nominal fee for DoD civilians and all guests. For lap swimming, Active Duty are allowed to swim free of charge at the Florida Keys Community College year-round in their heated outdoor pool.
Through SPLASH, Navy Fitness strives to educate parents and youth on pool safety and the dangers associated with unsupervised swimming. With structured swim lessons, professional swim skills assessment, safe play, and active parental supervision, the risk of accidental drowning can be significantly reduced.
Keep your child safe at the aquatics facility with six key tips:
Stay within arm’s reach. Adult supervision is the first line of defense in preventing accidental drowning. Drowning can occur quickly and quietly, and in as little as 1 inch of water.
Protect your non-swimmers. Water wings and other inflatable floats and devices are not designed to save your child, nor allowed in Navy MWR Aquatics facilities.
Learn to swim. Research shows a reduction in the risk of drowning by as much as 88 percent among children 1-4 years old who participate in formal swim lessons. Navy MWR provides swim lessons for all ages. Contact your local Aquatics staff for more details.
Assess swim skills. Proper skills assessment is vital in ensuring the safety of children. Lifeguards will be available at times specified by the local facility to provide the official Navy Youth Swim Test.
Swim safely. Youth non-swimmers and swimmers must remain in their designated areas at all times. Stay safe, swim safe.
Hang it up. It only takes 20 seconds for a child to drown. No tweet, status update, text, or phone call is worth risking a child’s life.
Source: Navy MWR Key West Website