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JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM
Program Purpose: The Junior Lifeguard Program has as its primary purpose:
The course is instructed by veteran beach lifeguards. Guest lecturers include ocean aquatic experts and often world class champions in sports such as surfing, body boarding, body surfing, et al. All course instructors are required to possess, at a minimum, current certifications in the State of Hawaii's "First Responder" emergency medical services course; Basic Cardiac Life Support; Standard First Aid; and United States Lifesaving Association Open Water Lifesaving Instructors' Certification Course.
1. Participants must be between 13 and 17 years of age. Must be 13 years of age before June 1st,
3. All documentation must be recieved before the applicant may participate in the program.
Instruction and Syllabus: Instructional methodologies employed include didactic classroom instruction and lectures, and skills training and enhancement. A typical course day consists of instruction in the following:
Classroom Skills Training - Personal care topics are taught such as skin cancer awareness, eye safety and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through an appropriate diet, physical conditioning, etc. Lifesaving techniques and procedures are introduced through victim detection and first aid instruction. Beach condition assessment, ocean current and surf condition detection, safety awareness and marine life identification are also included in this compenent.
|Last Reviewed: Monday, January 14, 2013|