Willamalane Aquatic Facilities Earn Five Star Award


SPRINGFIELD, OR – Willamalane’s commitment to water safety earned the district national honors in January, 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. The Institute offers state-of-the-art training courses and also provides risk management services to the aquatic industry.

“We are very proud to have Willamalane as a member of the SAI family and that they have chosen to train their staff using our programs,” said Donavan. “We also commend them for participating in the StarReview risk management audit program and believe our focus on professionalism and accountability gives our providers the opportunity to lead the industry in effective and safe programming.”