ProParks Management

StarGuard Elite

Comprehensive Risk Prevention Services

In addition to the ownership and operation of various attractions and waterparks, ProParks also shares its passion for creating fun and safe experiences for families with other owners or operators through its affiliate, StarGuard Elite, LLC.

StarGuard Elite, LLC is a risk prevention services company focused on the attractions industry. Through educating, training and audit services, StarGuard Elite provides a complete aquatic risk prevention and lifeguard training system unmatched in the industry. With over 300 clients worldwide, the company serves aquatic venues of every kind, including waterparks, public pools, resorts, cruise lines, waterfronts, pool management companies, and many more aquatic operations. For more information, visit

Service Offerings

The full-service risk prevention program includes:


Internationally recognized lifeguard training curriculum


Evaluate the performance, compliance and readiness


Operator-focused Training Programs and Conferences


Access to digital textbooks and an online Lifeguard Portal


The StarGuard Elite team has vast experience across all aspects of the aquatic and hospitality industries across its client partners, program leaders and medical professionals.

Wess Long


Wess Long serves as the President of StarGuard Elite and brings aquatic management and operating experience to provide custom client-based aquatic risk prevention solutions. Previously, Wess worked in numerous capacities throughout the aquatics industry with leadership positions at various levels for many of the world's top resorts and waterparks including Atlantis the Palm Dubai, Walt Disney World, and Palace Wess Long Entertainment.