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US-based aquatic safety consultants award Wet’n'Wild Sydney lifeguards

US-based aquatic safety consultants award Wet’n'Wild Sydney lifeguards
February 28, 2019

US-based aquatic safety and risk management consulting firm Ellis & Associates has revealed that it has completed an aquatic risk management program at the Wet'n'Wild Sydney waterpark.

Wet’n’Wild Sydney achieved the highest quality of lifeguard professionalism and operational standards exceeding industry standards on their last three independent audits by Ellis & Associates.

Wet’n’Wild Sydney Operations Manager, Mat Coogan is proud of the commitment and dedication shown by the waterpark’s aquatic team.

Coogan stated “this award is a reflection of the efforts our lifeguards, trainers and supervisors go to each and every day to ensure we provide the safest possible environment to our guests while maintaining an international standard in water park operations.’

Matt Nelson from Safety Skills Training Worldwide, the exclusive training providers for Ellis & Associates in Australia, commended Wet’n’Wild Sydney on their achievement, adding “a huge congratulations to the Wet’n’Wild Sydney team for again being awarded the Ellis & Associates Gold International Safety Award. The team achieved the highest quality of lifeguard professionalism and operational standards through participation in the Ellis &Associates Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program.”

While having stayed out of the media spotlight, Wet'n'Wild Sydney has reported its “best ever summer”.

Founded in 1983, Florida, USA-based Ellis & Associates, Inc is an international aquatic safety and risk management consulting firm dedicated to the prevention and elimination of drowning and the reduction of aquatic facility injuries/accidents.

Utilised by waterparks around the world, Ellis & Associates provide lifeguard instructor training, aquatic risk management services, accident investigation, litigation support, emergency care training, learn-to-swim, leadership training, and continuing education programs for all types of aquatic facilities around the world.

Click here for more information on Ellis & Associates.

Image: Wet'n'Wild Sydney team members receive their E&A award (top) and members of the waterpark's aquatic team (below).

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