Willamalane Wins Safety Honor

Lifeguard holding up safety award at Willamalane Park Swim Center

Willamalane’s commitment to water safety earned the district national honors last month, when the Starfish Aquatics Institute awarded the district the prestigious Five Star Award.

“Very few aquatic facilities qualify to receive this honor,” said Leslie Donavan, president of SAI.  “It represents a tremendous commitment to safety and training, and exceptional performance by the lifeguard staff on duty at the time.”

Willamalane Park Swim Center and Splash! at Lively Park use the StarGuard Lifeguard Certification program. Staff at both facilities participated in a risk management audit that led to the elite honor.

SAI is one of the largest lifeguard, swim instructor and pool operator certifying agencies in the United States.

Of course, water safety starts with swim lessons, and now is a good time to sign up. New sessions start the week of Feb. 25 at Willamalane Park Swim Center (541-736-4080) and Splash! at Lively Park (541-736-4244). Register today!

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