Testimonials

 

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Testimonials

This summer was perfect. I didn't believe, that I could find so many interesting and good people. I loved everything in the USA. As for my job, that was much better than I expected. I liked to talk with people at the pool and spend my time there. I have no regrets about my choice. To be a lifeguard is really responsible and cool. It was amazing! In my opinion, this summer was my small and new life. And after this trip, my view of life changed.

Thank you, AquaSafe and US, for my dreams come true =)

The work and travel program was one of the most exciting experiences in my life. I met many new people from all over the world. Working as a lifeguard helped me a lot to learn something new and gain valuable experience. I am glad that I was a part of the AquaSafe's team. We had many trainings and interesting events, contests and tournaments.

Special thanks to my Supervisor and Division Manager!

I wish to everyone such an amazing experience of a lifetime and being a part of such a wonderful team.

 

 

Georgi, Russia

Yuliia, Ukraine

During the summer, I had a lot of fun from my job, acquired great experience and throughout the summer I improved my English. If during a day you have some problems and you cannot make a decision, you can call and ask your supervisor or company staff, they will absolutely help you, be sure! I also want to point out, every lifeguard got invaluable experience during the Lifeguard in-service trainings. It is really a great experience! I visited many famous places and will never forget the AquaSafe Team trip to Niagara Falls - it was amazing! Whoever asks me about Work and Travel Program, I recommend them to sign up with AquaSafe as a Lifeguard. It is the best job ever! I improved my English, gained great experience and I made many new friends from the USA and other European countries - I still keep in touch with them :)

Be a Lifeguard in the USA - it's AWESOME!! =)

I worked as a lifeguard for Aquasafe for three months in the last summer. I had never worked before so I was afraid of having my first job in a foreign country. I applied for the job with one of my best friends and everything turned out well. Except the first two weeks, we worked together at the same pool. Our supervisor was helpful and explained everything carefully so we could solve those minor difficulties which inevitably occur in the beginning of a new job. My friend and I lived in an apartment in New Jersey with another guy with whom we became friends immediately. Philadelphia was only about 20 km's far so we traveled there and Atlantic City on our days off. After the expiration of the job, we traveled to New York and Miami. Both of us enjoyed the whole summer and it remains one of my best memories in my life.

Lyubislava, Bulgaria

Krisztian, Hungary

Oleh, Ukraine

It was the best summer in my life! I'm very happy that I choose this company, because only Aquasafe cares about lifeguard's experience and adventure. We had very cool trips to Ocean City, rafting in Virginia, Olympic games, football tournament, etc. In the end of summer, I had a chance to work in Long Island, New York, where I stayed one week and I slept only 3-5 hours per day, because I wanted to visit everything in this area with my new friends. It was an amazing time. Thank you, AquaSafe, for the best summer ever!

Being part of the AquaSafe's family this summer was the best decision I've made! In this adventure I met amazing people from all of the world. I worked and lived with them and now we share incredible memories. AquaSafe organizes amazing events, such as in-service trainings, AquaSafe Olympics, Trips to New York, Ocean City, Washington and Niagara Falls. The experience I've gained as a Lifeguard with AquaSafe is invaluable. I developed some skills and improved others that it will help me in life. My supervisor and AquaSafe's staff made my experience better than I expected. Thank everyone in this family!

 

 

Luis, Dominican Republic

 

Boris, Bulgaria

I was a Lifeguard with AquaSafe during the summer in Pennsylvania. Living in the USA made me realize that only the firm man`s spirit gathered from all over the world can form this fabulous country. It is a mixture of many cultures, races and intellects, which makes USA the country of the unlimited opportunities. Working as a lifeguard was a great experience in developing my skills, working with people and learning how to react appropriately in certain situations. I was glad that I could enforce the rules at the pool and build my own approach to make people listen to me. I made a lot of new friends at the pool and I will be glad to have the opportunity to meet them again!

Working for Aquasafe was a really good experience. I had a great summer! The first week I had to learn what and how, control the correct running of the pool and look after people to keep them safe. But then I got used to this and work was really cool. I worked at a quiet pool, the biggest attention I had to give to children who come up with crazy things. It was a lot of nice people around who made my work  day even more great. Working with staff from AquaSafe was great as well, I had a nice supervisor who always helped me with problems, either over the phone or in person. Man encounter many situations that must be resolved. But there is the big truth - summer in the U.S. A. we have what we make it. Thus, grab the opportunity and enjoy it!

Veronika, Slovakia

 

Agnes, Hungary

Yulia, Ukraine

To be honest, it was the best summer in my life. I loved the company, I loved the people who worked at the company and it was a good job. I am really happy because I met lots of different people, we spoke a lot and still keep in touch. These friendships will last a long time. I am also glad because I tried to save my money and travel to some places. I went to New York, Ocean City, Miami, and Las Vegas. I had lots of wonderful moments in the USA that I will never forget!

Thank you for the opportunity,  AquaSafe! I hope I will be able to return next year :)

Participating in SWT with AquaSafe was my best experience so far! Now I have many great memories to share with my friends and relatives. At the beginning, I was a little afraid but later as time passed I felt confident, I improved my English, found a lot of new friends. Together with my friends we visited new cities, such as Philadelphia and New York, we saw many interesting things. Everything for us was new and exciting. The Lifeguard job is not easy, you need to be very responsible and attentive, but it's very interesting. You can meet new people every day and you can speak with them. AquaSafe staff is very friendly and they will help you when you have some questions or problems (i.e. once I got lost, and my supervisor came for me and drove me home). AquaSafe organizes in-service trainings that are a lot of fun. We also went on a trip to NY all together, it was fantastic, and we had a great time! This summer was the best time of my life; everyone needs to do this at least once!!!

I would like to thank to AquaSafe for another great summer! This summer was my second year working for AquaSafe Pool Management. The first year, I was a Lifeguard, which was quite fun. I really enjoyed living in apartment with all the people from foreign countries as well as meeting American people at work by the pool.  The second year, I worked as a Pool Manager. I held more responsibilities and also earned more money,  which was good because later on I could travel in the U.S. for longer period of time and have even more fun. It was pleasure working with all the people from this company.

Thank you for your help and effort!

I really liked the conditions AquaSafe offered me, I had enough hours, my pool was close to my apartment, my supervisor did a great job! I really liked to participate in all activities organized by AquaSafe. My first summer was great I met a lot of friends from different countries, traveled all around East coast. My second summer was even better, I had better pay rate, I could choose the area and pool I would like to work at. It was awesome experience! I really appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this team and to grow with the company.

Looking forward to continue working with AquaSafe!

Ondrej, Czech Republic

Mihail, Moldova

My Lifeguard Experience, by Matei Popa

 

In the next few lines, I’ll share with you my unique and unforgettable experience. A dream that became reality, my American dream.

I remember the day, like it was yesterday, when I spoke for the first time with my Work & Travel company. They showed me a long list with many different jobs. From hotels, restaurants to stores or casinos, housekeeping or dishwashing was very good paid, low housing costs and many benefits. I watched the list and suddenly, my eyes focused on a photo, some guys at a pool wearing red and white uniforms (AquaSafe flier).

Then, my mind had just one thought: “I want to be a Lifeguard!"

Matei Popa, Romania

A few months later, in June, I went for the first time abroad and it wasn’t an ordinary country, it was America - “the land of endless possibilities”.  After I passed the “endless” security checks, I met my first supervisor from AquaSafe. He picked me up with his car and dropped me off at my new “home” in Maryland. I was lucky because I could start to work the next day after I arrived, earlier than I expected. My first day at the pool, I was so happy and eager to start. My manager shared with me a part of his knowledge and skills related to cleaning and management of the pool.

After two weeks of work, me and my flat mates had an in-service training in Greenbelt MD. We could review all our red cross lifeguard skills and safe procedures. It was GREAT!

In the last week before my moving to another location, I visited Washington, DC - “The United States capital”. It was a sunny day in July. The afternoon heat didn’t stop me, I walked a lot and I saw almost all famous places in the capital, it was an amazing day filled with adventures and nice feelings.

 

In the beginning of July I had to move to another assignment within the company, this time in the state of Delaware. It was hard to leave my old friends, but my new flat mates helped me with accommodation, food and everything I could ask from them. We spent a lot of good moments together. We became friends with an American couple and a Korean guy. We went to grill parties at the pool together; we changed country dishes from Hungary, Serbia, Romania, America or Korea. We went also to the cinema. One of the best moments spent together was our New York night.

With every morning and every night, side by side, we improved our friendship and we are now truly friends. Two or three times per week we used to go at Denny’s, our favorite restaurant for dining. We also became friends with Denny’s manager.

We dined with Indian families and we tried the famous “curry” and “dal”. In each of the last nights we bought pizza and watched horror or comedy movies together. It was really good and funny to do that.

 

At the end of season, AquaSafe planned a final trip to Niagara Falls. Unfortunately, Peter, one of my friends couldn’t make it. So I was just with Attila, but our lifeguarding company made us a big surprise. They rented for transport, a party bus with blue lights and good music speakers. It was awesome! At Niagara, we saw the “real face of nature”, real power.

We couldn’t finish our summer better than this. Finally after 3 months of hard work and dedication, we spent one week in New York. We came here again, just me, Attila and a friend of him, but lucky us, we met at the bus station one guy and four girls, also lifeguards from AquaSafe, and we didn’t meet them for the first time, because we were together at Niagara Falls, also we knew each other from the summer trainings. It was PERFECT…

 

In the end I want to say: It was the best experience of my life, a DREAM COME TRUE!!!

 

*Testimonial and photos to the right provided by Matei Popa.

 

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