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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.


JEM Lifeguards have an amazing Job
Posted: November 19th, 2018

Being a lifeguard is much more than a summer job and can lead to lifelong friends and bonds. Working as a lifeguard you learn to depend on your fellow lifeguards. The trust and relationships that are made as a lifeguard are not something you build with an average summer job. You spend hours and hours working with each other yet don’t speak to each other (when watching your water). We all have the same goals and interests, keep everyone safe! When you have common interests its much easier to make friends.

How Jeff Ellis Swimming was Introduced
Posted: November 16th, 2018

The first step to being able to enjoy any water activity is learning how to swim. Jeff Ellis Swimming was introduced to The Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center-Waukegan Park District in 2017. Waukegan Park District has been a long-standing partner with Jeff Ellis Management for lifeguarding services and needed help providing swim lessons to their community. The Waukegan Park District 2nd grade swim lessons were born!

Facility Spotlight: Robinson Township Pool
Posted: November 9th, 2018

Robinson Township Pool is one of Western PA’s newest facilities. Also known as Clever Park Pool, it went under a major remodel. The pool went from being two separate pools to one uniform recreation pool complete with zero depth entry, a pool liner, three spray features, waterslides, and climbing walls.

Employee Spotlight: Nick Jugovic
Posted: November 6th, 2018

Nick Jugovic has been with JEM since it was established in Western Pennsylvania in 2014. Nick joined with two years of lifeguarding under his belt and really responded well to the Jeff Ellis lifeguard class. Nick said, “I really enjoyed the structure and repetition of skills. It made me feel like I knew what I was doing and if something changed

baldwin pool spotlight
Posted: October 31st, 2018

Baldwin Pool is another one of our facilities located in Western Pennsylvania. Baldwin Pool has been under the company’s management since the start of JEMPA 5 years ago. The pool itself features a diving board, two chute slides, and a splash pad for younger kids. There is also plenty of grass surrounding the pool

inclement weather procedure
Posted: October 25th, 2018

When inclement weather is imminent and pools are operating our staff monitors incoming threatening storms very closely. Evacuation occurs when audible thunder or visible lightning is observed or when lightning gets eight to five miles distant. The wait is 30 minutes after the last observed thunder or lightning before resuming swimming pool activities.

Facility Spotlight: Dormont Pool
Posted: October 19th, 2018

Dormont Pool is one of our facilities located in Western Pennsylvania. The Dormont Pool was built in 1920 and declared a historic landmark in 2002. The Dormont Pool is one of the largest pools in the state of Pennsylvania at over 60,000 square-feet and holding over 1.4 million gallons of water.

5 minute rule and 10/20 standard
Posted: October 12th, 2018

If it is your first time visiting a JEM or Ellis facility you may be confused as to why the lifeguards are standing up periodically and waving their hand in the air. This act is known as a five-minute rule and it is a crucial part of our guards maintaining their 10/20 standard and keeping the pool safe.

Junior lifeguarding class with Jeff Ellis Management
Posted: July 28th, 2016

This summer the JEM Texas team set out to give back to the kids of our community. A specialized junior lifeguard class was conducted for five kids in the community who had expressed an interest in becoming a lifeguard.