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Hall Quarry Beach in Batavia receives five-star audit

The team at Hall Quarry Beach in Batavia earned high marks for this year's season through reviewers from a national safety organization.
The team at Hall Quarry Beach in Batavia earned high marks for this year's season through reviewers from a national safety organization.

BATAVIA – Hall Quarry Beach in Batavia again earned stellar honors based on reviewers from Star Fish Aquatics Institute who visited throughout the summer.

They evaluated what goes on among lifeguards, patrons and supervisors, according to a news release from the Batavia Park District. Reviewers watch how often the lifeguards scan the water, determine the strategies the lifeguards use to remain vigilant, and evaluate the size and features of the zones the lifeguards are assigned.

Reviewers then conduct rescue scenarios to assess the facility’s emergency action plan and the competence of the staff. The review wraps up with an assessment of the risk management practices, policies and procedures in place at the facility, and the equipment and management staff to back them up.

For the second year in a row, Hall Quarry Beach received two five-star audits, a prestigious honor in the world of aquatics.

“Safety is my No. 1 priority, and these audits show the hard work and dedication of lifeguards and staff,” Aquatics Supervisor Brittany Bruno stated in the release. “Having a national safety organization complete these random audits and recognize staff on their hard work is a great thing. The quarry lifeguards take these audits and real-life situations very seriously. I am extremely proud of the staff and how they conduct themselves … to keep our community safe.”

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