Schlitterbahn New Braunfels' Lifeguard Earns Golden Guard Award

Waterpark: Closed View Hours

Media Advisory - Ellis Audit Golden Guard Lazaro Suarez

June 9, 2021

Golden Guard Award - Lazaro Suarez | New Braunfels

Contact: Aaron Martinez, Communications Manager
M: 409.996.3443

June 8th, 2021 (New Braunfels, Texas) – Schlitterbahn New Braunfels announced today that Lifeguard Lazaro Suarez has been awarded the prestigious “Golden Guard” award by Ellis & Associates (E&A) – the world’s largest international aquatic safety and risk management consulting firm. This coveted achievement is reserved for those lifeguards observed performing their typical job duties, during unannounced safety audits, while exhibiting behaviors that surpass the expectations of all safety standards in areas such as swimmer surveillance, professionalism and vigilance. This elite status is achieved by only 1% of all lifeguards evaluated at E&A client facilities as part of their Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program•.

“We are proud to recognize lifeguards who are clearly the best of the best,” said Richard A. Carroll, E&A Senior Vice President and COO. “This lifeguard is a role model for lifeguards everywhere; their performance underscores the fact that guests at this facility are afforded the highest degree of swimmer protection.”

E&A’s “Golden Guard” awards are presented to lifeguards based on their individual performance during unannounced safety audits that include video of individual lifeguards while on duty. Additionally, individual and team basic life support and skills are evaluated along with their response to simulated emergencies.

All E&A client facilities represent the finest and safest aquatic facilities in the world. As such, it is of particular note when E&A facilities and their staff perform so well that an Golden Guard award is presented.

For more information about seasonal employment opportunities and to submit an application, please visit

About Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark has been the #1 Waterpark in the World for 22 years in a row. Located on the banks of the spring-fed Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas, Schlitterbahn’s flagship waterpark has 51 attractions on over 70 acres.  Schlitterbahn provides a staggering variety of river rides, waterslides, and adventures from mild to wild.