Dollywood’s Splash Country is a leader in aquatic safety. I hope you’ve heard about our high scores on our unannounced audits. I also hope you know that after the initial training and certification, our lifeguards are required to attend four in-services for continued education every month. Now, I want to tell you about another differentiator: our water park leaders are leaders of leaders. To avoid using trite phrases without evidence to back it up, I followed along as one of our hosts completed her third co-teach lifeguard trainer course to achieve a milestone title so I could share this video with you.
Through the years, Dollywood’s Splash Country has had other Instructor-Trainers through the Jeff Ellis & Associates (E&A) Risk Management certification program. The associates (as in, Jeff Ellis & Associates) are the Instructor-Trainers within the organization. Plainly stated, Jordan and Lauren are among those who influence the next generation of aquatic safety instruction.
All lifeguards at Dollywood’s Splash Country and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa are trained and certified through the E&A program. We believe strong leaders will help build a team of more strong leaders. Water safety—specifically zero drownings—is our top priority, and that’s why rigorous training is so important.