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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      April 5, 2007

Release ESD-03-07




Applications are now being taken for the Summer 2007 Junior Lifeguard Program.  The Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division of the City’s Emergency Services Department offers  the program, with  support provided by the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association.

The five-day course will familiarize participants with basic ocean and beach safety skills. The program includes an introduction to ocean hazard identification and prevention, ocean and surf rescue techniques, emergency first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. The program emphasizes general fitness, ocean swimming, paddle boarding, and lifesaving skills. THIS IS NOT A LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM.

            The program is sponsored by Quiksilver, Billabong, XCEL and DAKINE. Registration is open to  males and females between the ages of 13 and 17 years old, as of April 3, 2007. Applicants must have strong swimming skills and a desire to learn about ocean safety.  Sign up on-line at for one of the following sessions:


Session 1    June 11-15                       Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai

Session 2    June 18-22                       Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay

Session 3    June 25-29                       Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay

Session 4    July 2-6                            Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay

Session 5    July 9-13                          Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay  

Session 6    July 16-20                        Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay


            For more information contact Ocean Safety Division Junior Lifeguard coordinators:


·         Matthew Miller, 589-2251,


·         James Barros, 922-3888 ext. 28,



Media contact:

            Bryan Cheplic, HESD public information officer, 723-7814

Thursday, April 05, 2007

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