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(Thurs., April 5, 2012)—The Department of Emergency Services Ocean Safety Division and the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association announce that online registration for the summer 2012 Junior Lifeguard Program will begin on Saturday, April 7.


Registration information is available at . No mail-in registrations will be accepted.


The Junior Lifeguard Program familiarizes teenagers, 13–17 years old, with ocean awareness and safety. This is a five-day course, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., instructed by Ocean Safety Lifeguard Professionals. It will include beach skills, ocean training, surf rescue techniques, physical conditioning, swimming, CPR, first aid, and other related activities. There is a suggested $45 donation for program participation.


The program is open to male and female applicants ages 13–17. Applicants must have strong swimming skills and a desire to learn about ocean safety. THIS IS NOT A LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM.


For further information, contact the Ocean Safety Division Junior Lifeguard Coordinator: Norm Skorge at 723-7864 or