Events/News: Cypress Cove News

Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park Staff Receives Two Five-Star Awards

July 13, 2015

Woodridge Park District’s Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park earned two five-star awards for the risk management audit of the 2015 season. The Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) awarded the park district’s water park a five-star award following an unannounced risk management audit on Sunday, June 21 and Sunday, July 5.

Swimming facilities are tested on a surprise basis with the auditor hiding outside of the facility, secretly video taping the lifeguards. While the guards supervise the pool from their chairs, the auditor evaluates and scores the guards’ performances of scanning of the facility. Once the hidden audit is completed, the auditor’s presence is announced and the auditor then selects lifeguards to respond to mock emergency scenarios. Scenarios tested on both days were bee sting with allergic reaction, CPR, manager review, scanning, spinal injury rescue and unresponsive drowning victim rescue.

Cypress Cove staff who were part of the audit include: Alec Masterson, Alex Tokarski
Alexandria Pauls, Brian Mejdrech, Carlos Hunt, Danny Mejdrech, Emily Zaprianox
Gianna Vanchieri, Haley Holz, Jacquelynn Burr, Jason Gentile, Kelly Rocks, Liam O’Connell, Mike Maloney, Nick Tempel, Ryan McMillan and Zoe McGrath.

The Starfish Aquatics Institute’s StarGuard Lifeguard Certification Program provides pool, water park and restricted waterfront lifeguards skills exceeding nationally recognized standards. Using an integrated curriculum of emergency skills, StarGuard lifeguards are trained to protect life or prevent further injury until emergency medical personnel arrive.

2015 Aquatics Guide Delivery Begins on March 6

January 5, 2015

The 2015 Aquatics Guide will be delivered to Woodridge Park District residents beginning Friday, March 6. Nonresidents can pick up a copy at the WPD Community Center or view the e-guide online. Hours of operation, season pass prices, swim lesson information and all other important information about the 2015 will be available on the Cypress Cove site beginning March 6 as well.