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Jeff Ellis Management Official Statement about COVID-19
Thank you to our aquatic partners for taking precautions and staying safe during these unprecedented times. Remembering that COVID-19 is a serious virus and take into consideration safety for yourself and others around you. We as Jeff Ellis Management, take your facilities safety and the safety of any participants seriously. Please keep in mind that COVID-19 is transmitted through the air and not through water. Please CLICK HERE for more information. Properly maintained swimming pools, hot tubs and spas coupled with social distancing and increased facility cleaning and disinfecting procedures of surfaces outside of the pool work in combination to keep guests and staff safe. Please CLICK HERE for information pertaining to operations, maintenance and Jeff Ellis Swimming.


swim instructor with child
Posted: November 25th, 2020

As an aquatic professional, you understand the priceless value of an individual having the lifesaving ability of swimming. If your aquatic facility does not currently have swim lessons or water safety courses available, you may have considered in the past to add one but never went through with it.

lifeguard instructor working with lifeguard
Posted: October 20th, 2020

One of the many elements in creating a successful aquatic operation is adapting your training to the local culture. Keeping a high standard in aquatic training (teaching everything correctly and exceeding the standards) is crucial in your training, but what is also crucial is adjusting to the culture of your local demographics.

JEM lifeguard instructor talking with lifeguards
Posted: September 29th, 2020

I was seventeen and the first job I held outside of babysitting was at a McDonald’s. I never thought I’d work in fast food, but I had a friend that worked there, and she said it was fun. I believed her, applied, and got the job with little thought about what I was taking on.

lifeguard audit
Posted: September 22nd, 2020

One of the many elements that make Jeff Ellis Management (and its sister company Ellis & Associates) stand out from other lifeguard training companies is its utilization of the auditing program. An audit is a form of accountability.

woman swimming in water
Posted: August 26th, 2020

Over and over again, individuals hear of the importance of children learning how to swim – not only as a literal lifesaving skill but also as great exercise and confidence building. But what about adults who do not know how to swim?

the perfect sized lifejacket
Posted: June 30th, 2020

When you think of going swimming—whether that's a pool, a lake, or your backyard pool—what should all of these places have available?


Lifejackets should be made available for all swimmers whether they are children or adults. When lifejackets are made available, more guests are encouraged to utilize them.

Jeff Ellis Swimming - do's and don'ts of swimming
Posted: June 15th, 2020
Don't leave children unattended/unsupervised around any water source. This includes swimming pools, open water (ocean, lake, etc.) anything that can hold water up to an inch or more. If the mouth and nose can be covered, then supervise your child around that water source. If in a large gathering, designate an adult to oversee the swimming area when children are present. The best way to ensure that no one gets hurt is to keep a close eye on your children at all times, no matter how old they are.
lifeguard in water for a rescue
Posted: May 25th, 2020

A junior lifeguard program is an excellent opportunity for aquatic facilities to potentially recruit future employees. If you are an aquatics manager looking for extra outlets to recruit strong candidates to be your future lifeguards, then looking into hosting a junior lifeguard camp is a smart outlet.

Child practicing kicking on stomach in bathtub
Posted: May 11th, 2020
Drowning is one of the most common causes of unintentional death for children under the age of 14, which makes swimming an essential live saving skill. The great thing about swimming is that children of any age and with any ability can take part in this fun activity. Contrary to popular belief but you do not need a swimming pool to get your child to be confident in the water.