World’s Largest Aquatic Risk Management Training Program Held in Phoenix, AZ
(January 29, 2020) Since 1983, Ellis & Associates (E&A) has been the leader in aquatic safety and risk management. For the past 34 years, the firm has hosted “International Aquatic Safety School” (IASS), the world’s largest and most comprehensive lifeguard and risk management training program. This year more than 200 aquatics industry professionals from theme and water parks, recreation centers, swim schools, resorts, destinations and educational institutions came together to advance their skills, obtain certifications and earn continuing education units (CEUs).
International Aquatic Safety School 2020 took place January 19-24 in Phoenix, Arizona. Attendees participated in classroom and hands-on training including advanced water rescue, first-aid, CPR, risk management, human resources, and guest relations.
“Ellis and Associates has always been at the forefront of researching, developing and teaching advanced lifeguard skills,” said Richard “RAC” Carroll, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Ellis and Associates. “No other aquatic safety seminar offers the breadth or depth of subjects covered at E&A’s International Aquatic Safety School. Developing confident, high-performing lifeguard trainers, and a continued focus on risk management, supports the aquatic industry’s goal of preventing the loss of life through drowning.”
“As a member of the E&A International Aquatic Safety School director team, I have the opportunity to be part of an organization that is on the cutting edge of aquatics technology and training,” said Denise Beckson, vice president of human resources at Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterpark. “I know that working with E&A and sending our lifeguard instructors through their rigorous training helps us deliver the highest standard in aquatic safety to our guests.”
IASS 2021 will also take place in Phoenix, Arizona.