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CITY'S OCEAN SAFETY AND LIFEGUARD SERVICES DIVISION ANNOUNCES REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2008 JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PROGRAM

 

The City and County of Honolulu's, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division have set the registration dates and locations for its 2008 Junior Lifeguard Program.

 

On-line registration is NOT being done this year so please take notice of the registration dates and locations listed below. One on-site registration day will be held for parents to register their children and meet the instructors. Each session will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Sign up time for ALL locations will be 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

 

Junior Lifeguard Site                     Date                                       

Ala Moana                                       Saturday, May 17, 2008

Quiksilver Boardriders, 1714 Kapiolani Boulevard

 

Pokai Bay                                        Saturday, May 17, 2008       

Hale Nalu Surf Shop, 85-876 Farrington Highway

 

Kailua (Kalama Beach)                  Saturday, May 24, 2008       

Kalama Beach Park, 248 North Kalaheo Avenue

 

Waimanalo Beach                    Saturday, May 24, 2008        Waimanalo Beach Park, 41-741 Kalanianaole Highway

 

North Shore (Ehukai)                     Saturday, May 31, 2008       

Pupukea Foodland (parking lot), 59-720 Kamehameha Highway

 

Registration is open to boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 years old, as of  June 1, 2008. Applicants must have strong swimming skills and a desire to learn about ocean safety. 

 

The Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division of the City's Emergency Services Department is responsible for conducting the program, with additional support provided by the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association.

 

The five-day course will familiarize participants with basic ocean and beach safety skills and 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.

 

Listed below are the respective dates and locations for the Summer 2008 Junior Lifeguard Program:

 

Session 1    June 9 -13                    

Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay

 

 

Session 2    June 16 - 20                 

Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay

 

 

Session 3    June 23 - 27                 

Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay

 

 

Session 4    June 30 - July 3           

Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay

 

 

Session 5    July 7 - 11                    

Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay            

 

 

Session 6    July 14 - 18                  

Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay

 

 

Session 7    July 21 - 25                  

Ala Moana, Kailua, Ehukai, Waimanalo, Pokai Bay

 

 

Additional information about the 2008 Junior Lifeguard Program times, dates, and locations can be found at www.myjuniorguards.com.  Or contact Ocean Safety Division Junior Lifeguard coordinators:

 

          Matthew Miller, 589-2251, mmiller@honolulu.gov

 

          James Barros, 723-7839, jbarros@honolulu.gov

 

Media Contact:

Bryan Cheplic, HESD PIO (808) 723-7814

Friday, April 18, 2008

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