About Aquatic Safety

About Aquatic Safety Training

The Health & Safety of all instructors as well as participants is our top priority. Our philosophy is to provide the highest level of training while we ensure every student understands all required material prior to testing and to be in a safe training environment. Our courses are hands on and taught with an energetic and a motivating attitude to make every class fun and enjoyable. You will leave class with confidence knowing the training you had today could save a life tomorrow. 

We know how valuable time is, so for your convenience we can travel to your organization to train. With low prices, we make it so everybody can afford our training. We have trained over 2,000 participants in more than 100 courses. We have trained a wide range of occupations and personnel in CPR/AED such as doctors, surgeons, professors, emergency employees, baby sitters, and even parents. We have taught swim lessons for infants (at least 6 months old) entering water for the first time, kids improving techniques, all the way to adults who never learned how to swim.  Aquatic Safety, LLC has even proudly trained 1988 World Olympian U.S. Gold Medalist, Chris Jacobs as a Water Safety Instructor!

According to the ARC, Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of out-of-hospital death among adults over the age of 40 with 9 out of 10 victims dying.  A victim's chance of survival decreases by 10% every minute CPR is not given.  Would you kn ow what to do if someone collapsed in front of you?  According to the CDC, nearly 10 people die from unintentional drownings everyday, two being children under the age of 14.  Drowning is ranked fifth among the leading cause of death in children under the age of 4.  We feel the more residents that are certified in safety courses and swim lessons, the safer our community will be and the more lives that can be saved, decreasing these statistics.  

All courses offered are certified courses by the ARC, AHA, and/or  USWFA and are taught to the organizations standards. Our BLS courses meets the criteria for all emergency medical professionals and nursing students.

We teach in the Long Island, New York City, Westchester Co., Rockland Co., Orange Co., Dutches Co., Connecticut, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to request a course to be taught for your organization, or to request a course not on the schedule.

Meet the Staff

President and CEO Eric Hammermeister

U.S. Coast Guard veteran, Eric Hammermeister is the founder and Lead Instructor for Aquatic Safety, LLC.  Eric has been teaching for over 15 years with lifeguard and Aquatic Director experience in multiple locations including Honolulu, HI, WA, MT, VA, TN, and NY. Eric is an active NYC 911 EMT while finishing his degree in Sports & Recreation Management. 

With over fifteen years of experience, Eric's goal is to train the community in Health & Safety classes to increase safety awareness & response in the event of an emergency.  

Eric is a certified Instructor and/or Instructor Trainer and offers the following courses with American Red Cross and/or American Heart Association:

  • Lifeguard Instructor 
  • Lifeguard(pool, waterfront, waterpark)
  • Water Safety Instructor 
  • Safety Training for Swim Coaches 
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • Basic Life Support
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Instructor
  • First Aid
  • Wilderness & Remote First Aid
  • Pet First Aid 
  • Babysitter's Training
  • And more
Nick Lifeguarding the beach

Nicholas (Nick) Kovoor recently started his career in aquatics in 2013 where he became a certified Lifeguard. Quickly gaining knowledge and experience, Nick decided to advance his training while attending school and received his Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification.  Not stopping there, Nick proceeded to receive his Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) certification, Responding to Emergencies (RTE), Lifeguard Waterfront, and Administering Emergency Oxygen certifications.  Nick is currently in the process of receiving his Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor certification.  Nick is expecting to graduate in 2017 from University of Nebraska in Lincoln with his Nutrition Dietetics degree.  In the future, Nick hopes to own his own nutrition business.  When not teaching or learning, Nick enjoys music, fitness, and reading.

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American Red Cross Courses
United States Water Fitness Association Courses
American Heart Association Courses
Lifeguard Services provided by Aquatic Safety
CPR Course in session