Casitas Water Adventure lifeguards recognized for lifesaving rescue
Casitas Municipal Water District lifeguards Jesse Mendez, Reily Brown and Lily Curtis received a formal commendation from the Board of Directors during the Wednesday, September 25th board meeting in recognition of these lifeguards' lifesaving actions during an emergency at the Casitas Water Adventure on August 15th.
"Clearly in a moment of crisis, our employees went into action and prevented what could have been a terrible tragedy. I am really proud of these individuals and the rest of our staff at the Casitas Water Adventure, their commitment to make our water park safe for visitors, and for all the work our recreation staff put into ensuring proper safety training," said Michael Flood, General Manager.
The Casitas Water Adventure is a 2-acre water park providing aquatic recreation to over 70,000 guests during the summer season that runs from the end of May to mid-September. The park includes a 1250 ft. long lazy river, an interactive water play structure, a small lagoon, and a splash pad, all of which are operated by 80 American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards, each with over 50 hours of safety training prior to the summer season.