Education Tracks

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Ellis Lifeguard Instructor Licensing Program (Day 1 of 3)


Original ILTP™ Instructor Training Dates: Three Days:  Saturday, Oct. 5: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Sunday, Oct. 6: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Monday, Oct. 7: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Renewal ILTP™ Instructor Training Date: One Day: Sunday (Oct. 6):  9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Course information: Jeff Ellis & Associates (E&A) will conduct this Lifeguard Instructor […]

StarGuard ELITE Lifeguard Instructor Development Course (Day 1 of 2)


Dates:  Sunday, Oct. 6th and Monday, Oct. 7th Times: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. What is the StarGuard IDC? The StarGuard ELITE Instructor Development Course (IDC) is designed to prepare StarGuard Instructors to provide a quality education program for lifeguards, using experiential activities based upon adult learning principles, and an emphasis on understanding and utilizing […]

Safety Committee Meeting (Active Committee Members Only)


T-Minus 10 Months Until Opening


Opening a new attraction? Re-opening a one- to 30-year-old attraction? Are you working with new owners, managers, operators and/or maintenance team? Wherever you are in the process, we want to make sure your rides are ready. From commissioning a new ride to winterizing an old stand-by, we want to make sure you have all of […]

Chat With Committee Members – Public Sector and Safety


Stop by the WWA Booth and meet with WWA Committee leaders! They’re looking forward to chatting with you on a variety of topics.

Hope Is Not An Operating Strategy: Lessons For Operators From Investigations & Legal Cases


Join us for video case studies and discussions to learn from real-life events related to aquatic safety. This session is geared toward all levels of operators from new leadership to executives. Understand the impact of decision-making at a deeper level, learn keys to emergency response, learn pro-active tools operators and executives can apply and discuss […]

Accommodating & Understanding Guests With Autism & Other Cognitive Disorders 


Your customer DNA is changing. 1 in 59 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism, and the number is rising. Not only will training and certification increase safety and enhance guest experiences for many families who visit parks and may not identify themselves, it also opens up parks to a huge untapped market.  Families […]

Creating A Safety-First Culture At Your Organization


Safety goes beyond the day-to-day operations of your lifeguard staff. It takes a comprehensive safety program to drive a facility-wide safety culture, not only for your guests but for your employees as well. Reducing the risk of injury to guests and employees has the potential to flow more revenue to the bottom line. This session […]