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Award-Winning Lifeguard Program

2019 Lifesaving Instructor Award

This one means a lot. Today, the American Red Cross told me I was the first LTP Lifeguard Instructor in the United States to receive this award. I was pretty speechless.

Teaching for a couple decades, you come across so many interesting and amazing people. I’ve been told over the years that some of my students were inspired to extend their lifesaving skills and become first responders (police officers, fire fighters, EMTs or Paramedics). Some of them went into healthcare and are now physicians and nurses. Some of them took the skills they learned and applied them during a critical situation - making a difference. Some just enjoyed the experience.

I wouldn’t be where I am today if I actually didn’t become a lifeguard. I remember the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course planted the seed in my body, which sprouted and fostered my interest to become an EMT, then a paramedic, and now my work in disaster preparedness and response. It provided the spark that lead me up where I am today. I never forgot my roots, and I love taking the things I learned and experiences in my life and sharing them to each subsequent generation.

Furthermore, a little known fact – Crystal Padovano Cortacans (my wife) and I met while we were lifeguards together working at a pool! We now have three boys and rest assured, once they turn 15 - they’ll be in the water raging and saving.

Thank you Cait Waxler and American Red Cross Training Services for this amazing honor. I am humbled by your recognition.

American Red Cross Top Training Provider #1 in NJ for Lifeguard Training

After more than a decade of instruction... today, we were presented with an official award from the American Red Cross for being a Top Training Provider. #1 in New Jersey for Lifeguard Training!

 

We are very honored and humbled by this acknowledgement. Thank you to Cait, the Red Cross Aquatics Specialist, for being so kind and gracious. And also, thank you to all our students, their parents/spouses, and all the ragers and savers from around the world for helping make this happen! You can’t have great classes without great students!

 

Together... little by little, we continue to work together to make the world a better place by learning how to save lives, being kind to each other, and inspiring many to become future leaders. ✌️

 #rageandsave #kindness #inspire #motivate #superlit

Lifesaving Instructor Award from American Red Cross

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American Red Cross Facebook: 

 

While instructors play a critical role in saving lives, they often do not receive credit for their part in the lifesaving chain. We created the Red Cross Lifesaving Instructor Award to recognize quality instructors who effectively teach the skills needed to save a life.

 

Last summer, two of Henry's lifeguarding students performed a rescue that saved a child from drowning. We recognize Henry, as the first Red Cross LTP instructor to recieve this award, for his excellency in teaching Red Cross curriculum.

 

Learn more about how you can begin a rewarding career as a Red Cross instructor: https://rdcrss.org/2ILM3DG #SavingLivesStartsHere

American Red Cross Proud Top Training Provider

We are humbled to receive a Top Training Provider Award from the American Red Cross for Lifeguard Training. Thanks to Cait, our regional Aquatics Specialist, for your thoughtfulness and recognizing our organization. We work hard to train, motivate, and inspire our students on how to save lives and prevent ill/injured people from getting worse.

 

It was amazing to find out that more than 32,000 Red Cross certifications (lifeguarding, CPR, etc) were issued to students in 2018 from NJ/metro Philadelphia. Glad we contributed to that amazing figure. Also, a big thanks to our students and their families for your support.

 

You can’t have great classes without great students. #rageandsave #njlifeguard

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Lifesaving Rescues

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Henry

Choking Rescue

April 2, 2019

We love hearing back from our students... especially when they make a positive difference in this world. Over the weekend, Stephen took the skills he learned in our program and applied them during a critical situation; ultimately, preventing a tragedy from happening. We always preach the Red Cross training we offer is not necessarily for a job/income... it can be used at any moment in time. Cheers Stephen - your are definitely #superlit and we are all #superproud of you! #rageandsave

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Henry

Little Girl Saved!

October 22, 2017

These are extremely meaningful to us. We certify a lot of entire families - this was the biggest one. We work hard to deliver a unique experience that motivates, inspires, entertains, and provides confidence in people so they can do great things in this world. And we always say this... you can’t have a great class without great students. Thank you. ❤️✌️

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Henry

A Life Was Saved!  ... While on Vacation!

July 21, 2015

"A Life Was Saved!" - It’s such a privilege to cross paths with so many great people, students, and their families.

One of those individuals is someone by the name of Erik Witten.

The Witten family was on a recent trip to Mexico. One day on their trip, they found an empty pier and decided to so some fishing; however, they were about to encounter more than a fish. At the end of the pier, they observed a man in the water actively drowning. Erik, one of our former students, immediately realized that he had 20-60 seconds before the man would submerge, so he immediately entered the water, performed the rescue skills he learned in the lifeguard class, and carried the victim back to shore. After recovering, the drowning victim was grateful to Erik that he and his family were in the right place, at the right time.

Erik’s actions saved the man’s life.

We always teach our students that the skills and education they receive in our programs are things that will stay with them throughout their lives. You never know when you can make a difference in this world – on the job, at home, at school, or even on vacation in another country.

Lifeguards make a difference! They have skills and education that can prevent ill/injured people from getting worse or, they can actually save a life – anywhere in the world!

On behalf of the NJLIFEGUARD crew, we are very proud of Erik! #strongwork #rageandsave #muybien

Photo: Eric and the grateful man from Mexico whom he saved. #proudlifeguardnation

 — with Erik Witten.

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Henry

Infant Saved from Choking at Pool

July 15, 2013

“A Life Was Saved” – ladies and gentlemen, I would like to announce that one of our recently graduated Lifeguard students saved the life of an infant while on duty as a Lifeguard.

Danny Villars, of Chatham, was on post at his pool when a patron signaled to him that there was an emergency and a baby was choking.

Danny approached the infant and confirmed that the baby had a total airway obstruction – no coughing, no breathing.

Danny picked up the infant and immediately positioned the baby in preparation for the Conscious Choking Infant Rescue – and after one solid back blow, a large piece of food was dislodged from the infant’s airway.

Danny saved the baby’s life.

We always teach our students that although most of your Lifeguarding career will be uneventful – you never know when an emergency can take place and you need to be prepared. Lifeguards make a difference… they have skills and education that can prevent ill/injured people from getting worse or, they can actually save a life.

In this case, Danny saved a life. Great job! On behalf of the NJLIFEGUARD crew, we are very proud of him!

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Henry

Teens Receive Lifesaving Award

March 8, 2019

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Henry

Heroic Basking Ridge Lifeguard Saves Child

August 5, 2016

Shout out to our former student Jordan and the other lifeguard who saved this child's life! And S/O to Catherine who made the paper also! "You never know when you can make a difference!" We always tell you that! 👏🏼

 

https://www.newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/heroic-basking-ridge-lifeguard-saves-child/article_34bc5a3d-15e3-5bfa-830e-03ceea906a6a.html?fbclid=IwAR1UxATaL3qgWnhu3n1kz03D1TzzdNTf8pv55SkzjNEpQjxQDH82-nEozfM

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Henry

Life Saved While Off-Duty!

July 14, 2015

“A Life Was Saved” – ladies and gentlemen, we would like to announce that one of our former Lifeguard students saved a life while "off-duty" over the weekend.

Breanna Crellin was enjoying time at a local, natural watering hole with some friends. While there, she heard someone screaming for help. After locating where the screaming was from, she observed bystanders trying to assist an actively drowning victim. Several attempts by the bystanders proved to be unsuccessful and with seconds remaining before the victim would submerge, Breanna made the decision to enter the water to execute a rescue. Breanna engaged the victim, used the training she received and was successful in bringing the victim to shore.

Breanna saved the person’s life.

We always teach our students that although most of your Lifeguarding career will be uneventful – you never know when an emergency can take place and you need to be prepared. Lifeguards make a difference… they have skills and education that can prevent ill/injured people from getting worse or, they can actually save a life – even when NOT ON DUTY.

On behalf of the NJLIFEGUARD crew, we are very proud of her! #strongwork #rageandsave

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Henry

Chatham Lifeguards Honored by Red Cross

March 16, 2010

Hodde recognized two young women, trained through the Red Cross Lifeguarding program, who saved a two-year old from drowning at the Colony Pool last summer. Kristen Scaglione and Kathleen Lavelle were both given the American Red Cross Award for the Professional Responder, one of the highest awards given by the Red Cross.

https://www.nj.com/independentpress/2010/03/march_is_american_red_cross_mo.html?fbclid=IwAR1lXcVunCCYfh_OxlcJnJLQBG5lU0rTw7Vy1enh5Y5ZSIHn_rDEVuK06i8

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Henry

Drowning Boy Saved By Bystander, Teen Lifeguards In Parsippany

August 17, 2018

Shout out to Rosie and Kendall! We preach to out students the importance of the skills and education they receive in our programs. These young ladies made a positive difference in this world! Great job!

https://patch.com/new-jersey/parsippany/drowning-boy-saved-bystander-teen-lifeguards-parsippany?fbclid=IwAR1H4lPCHzfBYmlqO3vrAq_NGr8uNEaFnFxnQJb8mPU_tO40F6ZUUjOjXKQ

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Henry

Infant Choking at Pool Saved by Lifeguard

July 21, 2013

“A Life Was Saved” – ladies and gentlemen, I would like to announce that one of our recently graduated Lifeguard students saved the life of an infant while on duty as a Lifeguard.

Danny Villars, of Chatham, was on post at his pool when a patron signaled to him that there was an emergency and a baby was choking.

Danny approached the infant and confirmed that the baby had a total airway obstruction – no coughing, no breathing.

Danny picked up the infant and immediately positioned the baby in preparation for the Conscious Choking Infant Rescue – and after one solid back blow, a large piece of food was dislodged from the infant’s airway.

Danny saved the baby’s life.

We always teach our students that although most of your Lifeguarding career will be uneventful – you never know when an emergency can take place and you need to be prepared. Lifeguards make a difference… they have skills and education that can prevent ill/injured people from getting worse or, they can actually save a life.

In this case, Danny saved a life. Great job! On behalf of the NJLIFEGUARD crew, we are very proud of him!

NJ Lifeguard

Henry

Ocean Rescue While Off-Duty Jogging on Beach

March 11, 2014

"A Life Was Saved” – ladies and gentlemen, we would like to announce that one of our former students saved the life of a woman found struggling in the ocean along a remote area of beach.

Olivia Lezanski, formerly of Parisppany, was jogging along a remote segment of Huntington Beach when she came across a fully clothed, unconscious woman being thrown against a jetty by the tide in the ocean.

Using the rescue skills she learned years ago, she swam out and pulled her off the jetty, swam back with her (without any rescue equipment), and dragged her onto the beach. Once on the beach, the victim began to vomit and cough up water. 911 was called, and first responders came to her aid.

The woman survived - all because of Olivia.

We always teach our students that "you never know when the skills you learn in the lifeguarding course will be needed", and that's why we use the unique methods and strategies employed in our programs.

Olivia, no longer a Lifeguard (however, a registered nurse now) - finally used those skills a decade later.

You never know when you can save a life.

Great job Olivia! On behalf of the NJLIFEGUARD crew, we are very proud of you! #strongwork