Lifeguard LI was founded in 2012 by local police officer, Steven Grella. Steven has always had a passion for helping others, first becoming a lifeguard in 2002, entering the police force in 2010 and becoming a lifeguard/CPR instructor in 2012.

Steven is EMT trained and feels he offers a unique learning experience for students as he has performed CPR hundreds of times on real victims.

Steven is a 3-time MADD award recipient, in recognition of his work on patrol removing drunk and drugged drivers from the streets.

Having seen countless instances where quicker response could have saved a life, Steven's current mission is to make sure that every person on Long Island has CPR training in the event a family member, friend, co-worker, or fellow student requires immediate medical attention before emergency services respond.