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About Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc

Founded in 1983, Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. (E&A) is an International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consulting firm dedicated to the prevention and elimination of drowning. E&A provides Lifeguard Instructor training, Aquatic Risk Management services, Accident Investigation, Litigation Support, Emergency Care training, Learn to Swim and Continuing Education programs for all types of aquatic facilities around the world

Lifeguard Training Courses

Jeff Ellis & Associates is the leader in lifeguard training courses that is accepted at waterparks and aquatic facilities across the globe. Take the first step towards certification and get signed up for a class now.

Lifeguard Instructor Courses

We provide courses that allow you to become the trainer. Get certified and start teaching courses in your town today.

Safety & Health

Our newest line of high-quality training programs in Ellis & Associates’ (E&A) ever-expanding course catalog, a leader in Aquatic Safety for more than 30 years.


Palace Entertainment

Palace Entertainment

James Judy, VP Operations, Palace Entertainment

As the largest Water Park operator in the U.S.A., we vigorously strive to maintain the highest standards of Aquatic Safety for our guests and employees. We therefore utilize Ellis and Assoc. as our outside provider of intensive aquatics safety training—both before lifeguards begin to work at our parks, and throughout operations while the parks are open. E&A is internationally renowned as a highly professional, proven leader in cutting edge training. Their interactive, detailed, “real life scenario” approach has been a key ingredient in helping us to maintain the safety environment possible for the millions of visitors we entertain each year.

Cedar Fair

Cedar Fair Entertainment

Richard A Zimmerman, COO, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Ellis & Associates has been a trusted and valued partner for Cedar Fair for many, many years. E&A shares our commitment to safety, which is always our number 1 priority and the cornerstone of our business.

Wild Wadi

Wild Wadi Waterpark

Chris Perry, General Manager, Wild Wadi Waterpark

Ellis & Associates provides a great template, a great structure and tremendous support to help facilities prepare for safety success. It is the regular follow up audits that hold you accountable regardless of how long you have been in the business. This is what we find most valuable!

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Tim Mow, General Manager - Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

The safety and well-being of our guests is our highest priority. Therefore we have partnered with Ellis & Associates, the leading international aquatic risk management consultants to ensure the healthy enjoyment of our visitors on all rides, slides and attractions. Ellis & Associates is an industry innovator and a trusted partner of Yas Waterworld as safety is, and will continue to be the foundation of our culture.

Wild Island

Wild Island Adventure Park

Scott Carothers, Wild Island Family Adventure Park

Wild Island Family Adventure Park has been a client of Ellis & Associates since 1989. Through the 26 years of operating Wild Island, E&A has been a crucial partner in providing us with cutting edge risk management / lifeguard training and also amazing client service. In fact, Wild Island truly considers E&A to be part of its management team! The relationship that E&A has established with Wild Island has placed us in a position to provide our customer base with what we feel is the highest standard of water safety in the industry.

Wetn Wild Splash Town

Wet’n’ Wild Splashtown – Houston, Texas

Jody Kneupper, General Manager, Wet’n’ Wild Splashtown

I've been working with E&A at Client properties for over 25 years. The industry has evolved and improved so much over the years and I've always found that Ellis and Associates is out in front leading the changes. Anytime I have had a question or needed some assistance with a problem, the team at Ellis and Associates was there and available to help me right away.

Premier Parks LLC

Hue Eichelberger, Chief Operating Officer, Premier Parks LLC

Ellis and Associates has been a great partner for Premier Parks. The Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program is a one of kind program that is the industry leader in Aquatic Safety. The immediate access we have to our client manager for consulting at our properties is a valuable level of service.

Vana Nava

Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle

Mike Fijas, General Manager

We are happy and proud to be partnered with, and a client of Ellis & Associates. Their experience and dedication to water safety proves that they are leaders in the field and truly care about safety.

Bob Craig

Parks supervisor

Versluis Park in Grand Rapids MI. is a family friendly lake front park that is proud to be part of the Ellis family. Our outstanding safety record is a direct result of Ellis training and the commitment of all the Ellis trained guards that have worked to keep our park safe throughout the years.

Grand Junction Parks

Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Departmen

Pete Ashman, Recreation Coordinator

There is no more professional, progressive, or passionate name in the aquatic safety industry than Ellis & Associates. Their level of training, commitment to excellence, and forward-thinking, proactive attitude starts at the highest levels and permeates all the way down to first-year lifeguards.


Goldfish Swim School

Tiffany Miller - Director of Franchise Operations

Our company has officially made the switch to using Ellis and we can't say enough positive things. Our locations are safer, happier, and the relationship has been amazing. Thank-you for everything you guys do!

Splash Cincinnati

Splash Cincinnati

Carissa King Director of Operations

Thank you for taking the time to read this!
My facility has been a client of E&A for 9 years now.
We have gone through a name change a few months back and would love
to have our new logo on the home page. As always it's a pleasure being part of Ellis and associates!
Carissa King


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