Elmhurst Park District Pools Exceed Expectations
Both East End and Smalley pools passed an audit from international aquatic safety and risk management consultants Jeff Ellis & Associates with flying colors. On August 10, the unannounced hidden camera surveillance allowed auditors to observe lifeguards’ and supervisors’ performance, test and evaluate the Emergency Action plan, and evaluate the facility, supervision, and administrative paperwork at each pool. “We’re really proud of our lifeguards, but not surprised by the results. We demand excellence from our staff every day,” said Aquatic Programs Supervisor Sarah Lagesse.
Elmhurst Park District lifeguards undergo multiple unannounced audits during the course of the summer, and have received a grade of “exceeds” on each audit at both East End and Smalley pools – the highest rating an agency can receive, exceeding the expectations and standards of Ellis & Associates. “Earning this rating is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Richard A. Carroll, Ellis & Associates Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “These lifeguards are on the top of their game. The guests at these facilities are getting the highest degree of swimmer protection available in the aquatic industry.”
For more information on the Elmhurst Park District call (630) 993-8900 or visit www.epd.org.