Per DIS.. http://www.wdwinfo.com/news/General..._near-drowning_at_Walt_Disney_World_hotel.htm 13 year old boy in Value resort almost drowns. My heart and prayers go out to the family and I hope he survives and takes some swimming lessons. Do you think WDW needs to train the life guards better? Do you think the sign by the pool should add, "if you can not swim, do not go into water above your head" ? How deep are the pools in a Value (Pop) resort ? Maybe 5 feet at the maximum area. How tall is a 13 year old boy ? Most likely at least 5 feet. I would think a 13 year old boy at least knows how to tread water and do the doggy paddle. My DS & DD started swim lessons at age 6. They are not Olympic swimmers, but they at least could swim 100 yards, float on their back s, tread water, do the crawl and breast stroke.