Jeff Ellis and Associates Lifeguard Training
International Aquatics Safety and Risk Management Consultants
Lifeguard Training History
Early in the 1980s, Jeff Ellis realized that water parks were in desperate need for lifeguarding courses specifically tailored to their needs. To satisfy this demand he created the National Pool and Water park Lifeguard Training (NPWLTP) course which was a total risk management program specifically for water parks. Within 10 years, nearly all water parks (8 of 10) in the USA were clients of Ellis and Associates.
During the 1990s Ellis and Associates teamed up with the National Safety Council and National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) came together to create two more programs:
- A flat water parks and facilities
- Learn-to-swim program
Ellis and Associates have expanded their training operation across the world. They are currently recognized in 42 states, Dubai, Bahrain, Korea, Bahamas, China, Spain, Mexico and others.
Up to Date Lifeguard Programs
The Ellis and Associates programs are updated every year in order to stay immediately up to date with technical and medical data. Often they are the bench mark that the rest of the industry follows. One example of this is the 10/20 rule which was created by Ellis and Associates and is now a benchmark lifesaving skill.
- Direct Lifeguard Staff Training Course
- Ris assessment of your location
- Lifeguard Fitness agreement
- Facility Management agreement
- Providing oxygen tanks
- Support and training with AED
- Audits to ensure proper maintenance of risk aversion
- Immediate help in case of an emergency
Golden Guards are lifeguards that demonstrate excellence while the disguised auditor is on scene. They keep a list of fantastic guards on their website here.
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