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DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash Lifeguard Team Receives Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award 2019


Tipton, Pennsylvania – The owners and management team at DelGrosso’s Park are proud to announce that the 2019 Lifeguard Staff at Laguna Splash has once again been awarded the prestigious “Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award.” 

Earning this award demonstrates that the aquatic facilities they operate consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence. International Aquatic Safety Awards are conferred to deserving aquatic facilities by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. - International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants.

International Safety Awards are presented only to E&A's most elite clients. Presented in three levels - Silver, Gold, and Platinum - only the top 14% of E&A clients in the world receive a Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award each year.

In 2016, the first year DelGrosso’s Park used the E&A program, the staff received the Silver Award.  The following year, the team advanced to the Gold Award status and then in both 2018 and 2019, the team took the top level of Platinum.

“This award is a testament to the culture of safety at DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash. Safety continues to be our top priority and I am extremely proud of our lifeguarding team for their dedication to this mission,” said Scott Crider, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of DelGrosso’s Park & Laguna Splash.

“The training we require of our aquatics team is demanding. Our team members take great pride in their accomplishments, and their ability to make a difference in both their professional and personal lives. This award represents a collaborative effort from each and every member of our aquatics team, and we are proud to receive this prestigious award two years in a row,” said Natalie Conte, Director of Aquatics at DelGrosso’s Park & Laguna Splash.


“It is apparent that the entire staff embodies the idea of setting the standard in aquatic safety and swimmers who frequent this aquatic facility are afforded the highest degree of swimmer protection currently available for the aquatic industry,” said Richard A. Carroll, Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. Senior Vice President and COO. 


E&A’s International Aquatic Safety Awards are presented annually to participants in the Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program™ (CARMP™). Awards are based on outcomes of multiple random unannounced aquatic facility operational safety audits throughout the year. These audits are conducted by E&A’s International Staff Auditors who gather undercover video surveillance of individual on duty lifeguards, in order to accurately evaluate the lifeguards’ professional diligence and alertness to their water. Individual and team basic life support and rescue skills are evaluated, along with simulated emergencies that measure the effectiveness of established Emergency Action Plans. The audit concludes with administrative, supervisory and facility evaluations. All E&A client facilities are top performers and represent the finest and safest aquatic facilities in the world. As such, it is of particular note when E&A facilities perform so well that they are granted an International Aquatic Safety Award. 

About Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc.

Founded in 1983, Ellis & Associates, Inc. (E&A) is an international aquatic safety and risk management firm dedicated to the prevention and elimination of drowning. Among its many services, E&A utilizes its Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program™ along with its International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP®) to advance the latest lifesaving technology, methods, and practices to dramatically reduce or eliminate catastrophic aquatic events. One of the newest lines of high-quality training programs in E&A's expanding course catalog is its Safety & Health training service, once again illustrating why E&A has remained the leader in Aquatic Safety for more than 30 years. Using their tried and true training methodology, E&A is pleased to provide an extensive line of emergency care training solutions for organizations, instructors, and course participants worldwide. An added benefit that E&A provides is an environment where clients can rely on each other through networking activities and programs offering a platform for the sharing of ideas and best practices. E&A strives to enhance the overall aquatic safety protection systems in place within all of their diverse client partners throughout the world.



For more information contact: 

Melanie Woods

Phone: 407-401-7136

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About DelGrosso’s Amusement Park

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park of Tipton, PA has been owned and operated by the DelGrosso Family since 1946 when Ferdinand (Fred) and Mafalda (Murf) DelGrosso purchased the land and attractions. Known as “Bland’s Park” until 2000, the DelGrosso’s have continued to emphasize Fred’s original vision of “Old Fashion Fun at Family Prices.” The park has become famous for “America’s Best Amusement Park Food,” and has been featured in national publications and media, including “Every Day with Rachael Ray” and the Food Network TV show, “Unwrapped.” The DelGrosso Family also owns and operates DelGrosso Foods, which is America’s oldest major family-owned producer of pasta sauce, and Marianna Foods, which helps area organizations in their fundraising efforts. Info at www.delgrossos.com.

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