A Personal Message:
Wendie Lubinsky – I am the owner and CEO of WML Aquatics. Since 1996 I have been certified by the American Red Cross as an Instructor Trainer. I find teaching American Red Cross classes to be greatly rewarding and I love certifying students to do the same. It doesn’t matter whether you hold a base level lifeguarding card or if you become an instructor, the rewards are all the same. Knowing that you are helping your community by either being prepared in case of an emergency or actually performing CPR, is giving back in immeasurable ways. Every time I help an injured victim or teach someone how to use and AED machine I know that there is one more person out there who will respond appropriately in an emergency situation. If I give one person the skills to aid in a car accident or respond to someone choking on their food in a restaurant then I have fulfilled my duty as an American Red Cross Instructor. So come be a lifeguard at a pool for the summer, teach a child to swim or become a CPR instructor and know what it feels like to be apart of a safer and healthier community.
Cari Hallion is president of WML Aquatics. She has been an Aquatics professional since 1990. As the Waterfront Director of a large camp Cari trained and supervised a staff of 30 lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors, as well as a full boating program on a large lake. She was also asked to present the camp’s waterfront safety procedures at the Putnam County Health Department seminar. Cari was asked to pilot a joint venture between the New York State Health Department and the American Red Cross on water safety. Cari is a lead swim instructor at PACE University. As a volunteer for the American Red Cross in Westchester County Cari has devoted many hours teaching for the chapter and is part of the Health & Safety committee. She is certified as an Instructor and an Instructor trainer in Lifeguarding, Water Safety Instructor, Small Craft Safety, Responding to Emergencies First Aid and Wilderness First Aid.