Ellis & Associates' 35th Ron Rhinehart - International Aquatic Safety School™ to be Virtual February 8-11, 2021

2021 International Aquatic Safety School
Ellis & Associates' 35th Ron Rhinehart - International Aquatic Safety School™ to be Virtual February 8-11, 2021


Premier Aquatic Safety Education Conference Open to All Aquatic Professionals Around the Globe


ORLANDO, FL (November 12, 2020) – Since 1983, Ellis & Associates (E&A) has been the world leader in aquatic safety. For the past 34 years, E&A has hosted the International Aquatic Safety School (IASS™) providing in-depth training for their clients from around the globe. Today, the firm announced that the annual conference will be delivered virtually February 8-11, 2021. The virtual platform will expand access to the program and accommodate participating organizations’ need to manage travel restrictions and expense. Additionally, for the first time ever, IASS educational programming will be open to all aquatic professionals including those that are not affiliated with E&A client facilities.

“The aquatics industry has been challenged like never before and we know the need to research, innovate and advance our collective expertise will continue in 2021,” said E&A COO Richard “RAC” Carroll. “By opening IASS to the entire aquatics community next year, we can share lessons learned, best practices and expert advice, working together to elevate swimmer safety.”

IASS brings together a diverse contingent of aquatics professionals with a common desire to reinforce and elevate a culture of safety and accountability. The 35th edition of IASS will do that and more by offering live, pre-recorded and on-demand programming featuring industry leaders and personal development professionals including: performance consultant Matt Heller; leadership coach Shawn Welch; litigation expert and consultant Michael Oostman; and Six Flags Corporate VP of Security, Safety, Health and Environmental Jason Freeman.

“We will miss the excitement of networking and learning with our colleagues in person, along with the hours we typically spend training in the water, but we also look forward to bringing together an expanded group of aquatics professionals in 2021,” said Carroll. “While a virtual program is an excellent enhancement to our training efforts, and something we plan to continue via Pectora – our learning management system, we certainly look forward to future IASS events in person and in the water.”

Registration for IASS is now open with an early registration discount offered through December 16, 2020.



About Ellis & Associates:

Founded in 1983, 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. Learn more here.