City of Garland aquatics staff received an “exceeds” rating on their first operational safety audit of the pool season. The audits are conducted by Ellis and Associates, an international aquatic safety consultant.
The “exceeds” rating given to Garland staff is the highest possible for an Ellis and Associates safety audit. The process involves auditing lifeguards on scanning and rescue skills, and pool managers are also evaluated on their supervisory performance. Two more safety audits will be performed by Ellis and Associates over the remainder of the pool season. For the previous four years, Ellis and Associates has recognized Garland aquatics staff for consistently exceeding their criteria for swimmer safety.