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Garland Lifeguard Earns "Golden" Designation

A City of Garland lifeguard has earned the title "Golden Guard" following a recent safety audit.

April Estrella from Surf and Swim is one of 26 lifeguards worldwide to be named a Golden Guard by Jeff Ellis & Associates (E&A), the City's aquatic safety consultant and lifeguard certifying agency. E&A audits more than 15,00 lifeguards each summer. These audits take place unannounced and allow auditors to observe the lifeguards in their normal working environment.

According to E&A, a Golden Guard is someone who epitomizes the perfect guard - a guard who is so good than an auditor watches and says, "Wow, that guard is the greatest!"

The City of Garland operates three community pools, as well as the Surf and Swim wave pool. For more information, visit GarlandParks.com and click on the Aquatics tab.