Kartrite’s Aquatics team received their 3rd Ellis Audit of the year. Not only did they exceed the audit by receiving a perfect score, but Lifeguard Alyssa Sacadura was awarded the prestigious “Golden Guard” award by Ellis & Associates (E&A) – the world’s largest international aquatic safety and risk management consulting firm. This coveted achievement is reserved for those lifeguards observed performing their typical job duties, during unannounced safety audits, while exhibiting behaviors that surpass the expectations of all safety standards in areas such as swimmer surveillance, professionalism and vigilance. This elite status is achieved by only 1% of all lifeguards evaluated at E&A client facilities as part of their Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program.
“We are proud to recognize lifeguards who are clearly the best of the best,” said Richard A. Carroll, E&A Senior Vice President and COO. “This lifeguard is a role model for lifeguards everywhere; their performance underscores the fact that guests at this facility are afforded the highest degree of swimmer protection.”
E&A’s “Golden Guard” awards are presented to lifeguards based on their individual performance during unannounced safety audits that include video of individual lifeguards while on duty. Additionally, individual and team basic life support and skills are evaluated along with their response to simulated emergencies. All E&A client facilities represent the finest and safest aquatic facilities in the world. As such, it is of particular note when E&A facilities and their staff perform so well that a Golden Guard award is presented.
Lastly, during the Aquatic Safety Audit, the Aquatics Team also received the highest possible ranking of “Exceeds” by the renowned aquatic safety firm. This recognizes that Kartrite’s entire lifeguarding team was observed exceeding the rigorous safety standards set by Ellis & Associates. Congratulations to Alyssa and the whole Kartrite Aquatics Team!