The Hunter Goold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a qualified individual, to be used to cover 100% of the tuition expense of the 2017 Ron Rhinehart International Aquatic Safety School®. This year, we are asking that each interested candidate submit a video. This video should that provide an overview of the qualifications of the individual asking for consideration. The video may also include any supporting testimonials or evidence of service (all on the video).
The Chris Stuart Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a qualified individual, to be used to cover 100% of the tuition expense of the 2017 Ron Rhinehart International Aquatic Safety School(R). Nominations are made for qualified individuals by their supervisor(s). This year, we are asking supervisors to nominate an employee by video submission. The video submission must also include the nominee detailing why he or she would qualify for this scholarship.
March 4, 2014, Ocoee Florida – Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. (E&A) is pleased to announce it has added a new face to its family. Dr. Larry Newell is joining us as Vice President and Medical Director. Larry has worked with E&A in the past, but with this appointment, the firm will be able to take advantage of his full talents and energies. He is the former Executive Vice President for Jones and Bartlett Learning, and National Executive Director for the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI). Larry begins his tenure with E&A today, and will be reporting to Richard “RAC” Carroll, Sr VP and COO of the company.
Dollywood’s Splash Country’s aquatics staff are celebrating a good score, following their first safety audit of the season.
Those tested received a score of “exceeds standards” during the audit, conducted by industry experts Ellis & Associates.
E&A Lifetime Achievement Awards
The criteria for the award:
- The qualified aquatics professional is from the private or public sector with an excellent international reputation in the industry, along with an extensive background and experience in aquatics, entertainment, and/or recreation
- The qualified aquatics professional operates facilities that consistently maintain high aquatic safety and risk management standards, as is evidenced through consistently meeting or exceeding such standards during unannounced aquatic safety audits conducted by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc.
- The qualified aquatics professional is a noted advocate for aquatic safety in his or her community and/or region
- The qualified aquatics professional has a record of actively assisting other aquatics professionals and aquatics facilities in maintaining high safety standards through instruction and mentoring
As most aquatics folks, I’ve been involved with water activities since childhood – Learned to swim in the Schyulkill River in Reading, PA, followed by lessons at the local “Y”, summers of boating and canoeing at Girl Scout Camp, earning Red Cross Junior and Senior Lifesaving, and Water Safety Instructor. I would have received “Exceeds” at pulling the victim (now GID: “Guest In Distress) on to the dock, and performing the “back pressure/arm lift” procedure while yelling “call the fire department”. There were no 911, EMS, CPR, O2, or AED options 50 years ago!
Pat gained her interest in Aquatic Management when working for the Camp Fire Girls camp in Iowa. She was so interested in Recreational Aquatics that she decided to double major in physical education and recreation in college at Iowa State. Pat Started her full-time aquatics career working for the YMCA, and she also taught physical education and coached swimming to supplement her career in aquatics. By the time she met her husband, and moved to AZ,Pat had been in the aquatics field for 15 years.
I have been in the Aquatic field for over 50 years. I Started as a Red Cross Lifeguard in 1960 and became a Red Cross Instructor in Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid by 1966.
Employed as a lifeguard for almost 5 years now, aquatics supervisor for 3 years and e&a instructor for 2. Over 400 hours of community service in high school and was JROTC unit commander.joined the marine corps right after high school and has Been in the marine corps for 3 years now. was recently promoted to the rank of corporal, a non commissioned officer. also has aspirations of graduating college with a degree in criminal justice and pursue a career in law enforcement. However wishes to continue his aquatics career as much as possible.
Erik Houston joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 2006. He is a graduate of MCRD Parris Island, Infantry School aboard Camp Lejune and later the Cannoneers Course aboard Ft Sill, Oklahoma. He served oversees with distinction and was transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve in 2013.
Vera started lifeguarding in Douglas Wyoming in 1983. She then moved to College Station, Texas to attend Texas A&M University. Vera is a graduate of Texas A&M University in Kinesiology with a Biology minor.
About Hunter Blackstone Goold:
Hunter grew up in Sacramento, CA and was the only son in a family of five children. With four sisters, Hunter knew that being the funny one kept everyone happy. With his blonde hair and great big smile his charm and whit could win anyone over. Hunter’s passion for life in the face of personal trials was an inspiration to anyone who met him.
The 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented in January to Catherine “Rosie” Rosenthal, who has for many years been the mainstay of St.Charles (MO) Parks & Recreation.
The first E&A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Vera Vowell during the E&A International Aquatic Safety School of 2009.
Vera is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she received a degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Biology. Vera is presently the Aquatics Supervisor for the City of College Station in College Station, Texas.
In memory of Ron Rhinehart
Below are some messages from Ron’s many friends.
My personal message to My Sweetie,
Ron, I love you more than words can ever express. More than all the stars in the sky. I will miss hearing your voice at the end of every day, your touch, the good morning kisses and hearing the words “I love you”. You always made me feel so safe, secure and loved. You were so strong so solid. I just knew that with you I would always be loved and we could accomplish anything we wanted. With you there was no fear. You gave me the purest, most beautiful and complete love imaginable. Out time together was wonderful! I know we will see each other again. You have my heart Ron. I will love you forever and ever.