Time to register for Junior Lifeguards

LIHU‘E — Registration for the Kaua‘i Junior Lifeguard Program begins on Tuesday.

The program is free and designed to teach  ocean safety and lifesaving skills to children 13 to 17 years old.

The course also covers drug awareness, physical conditioning and competition skills.

Applications are available at island lifeguard towers and Fire Department Headquarters at the Lihu‘e Civic Center, Pi‘ikoi Building, 4444 Rice St., Ste. 315.

Registration is limited to 50 participants per site.

A copy of the child’s birth certificate must be attached to the completed registration form.

There are five sites scheduled for this year’s Junior Lifeguard Program: Salt Pond, June 4 to 8; Lydgate, June 18 to 22; Hanalei, July 9 to 13; Po‘ipu, June 25 to 29; and Kalapaki, July 16 to 20.

The week-long sessions run Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To be eligible for the workshop, participants much be committed to the challenges it offers and be able to swim and run 100 yards non-stop without assistance.

Participants will need to bring their own lunch, sunscreen and a towel.

Program sponsors include the County of Kaua‘i, Hawaiian Lifeguard Association, Kaua‘i Lifeguard Association, and many businesses and individuals.

For information and or to request special assistance or an auxiliary aid, call the Ocean Safety Bureau at 241-4984 or 241-4168.

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