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February 27, 2017

Oswegoland Park District Lifeguards Receive Gold International Aquatic Safety Award

We are proud to announce that our lifeguards have been awarded the prestigious “Gold International Aquatic Safety Award” for 2016. Earning this award demonstrates that the District’s aquatic facilities consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence. International Aquatic Safety Awards are conferred annually to deserving aquatic facilities by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. – International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants.

Jeff Ellis & Associates is an industry leader in aquatic safety and risk management, and their Comprehensive Risk Management Program is used to train and certify staff at the District’s Civic Center Aquatic Park and Winrock Pool. Throughout the summer season, Jeff Ellis & Associates make three unannounced visits to audit lifeguards and overall pool safety measures. Only those clients scoring in the top 30% of the audit criteria received this award.

“It is apparent that the entire staff embodies the idea of setting the standard in aquatic safety and swimmers who frequent this aquatic facility are afforded the highest degree of swimmer protection currently available for the aquatic industry,” said Richard A. Carroll, Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. Senior Vice President and COO.

The Oswegoland Park District is currently hiring staff for the 2017 summer aquatic season. Anyone interested in a position as a Lifeguard or Swim Lesson Instructor is encouraged to complete an online application.