Maui Readies for Launch of 2013 Junior Lifeguard Program

April 17, 2013, 9:32 AM HST · Updated April 17, 11:25 AM
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Photo courtesy, Lois Whitney, Office of Mayor Alan Arakawa.

Photo courtesy, Lois Whitney, Office of Mayor Alan Arakawa.

By Maui Now Staff

The County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation, Aquatics Division, is seeking participants for the upcoming 2013 Junior Lifeguard Program.

Training consists of familiarizing students with water safety skills, CPR, first aid, surf and rescue techniques, ocean swimming, paddle boarding and lifesaving skills, according to information released by county officials.

The Junior Lifeguard pool training program is available for kids between the ages of 12 and 17. For the Ocean training segment, however, participants must be at least 13-years-old.

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Applications are available now through April 30, and are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at county lifeguard towers and swimming pools, at parks and recreation facilities in Hāna and on Moloka’i, and at the Lana‘i Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing office.

Training will be offered as week-long sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at various locations on Maui, Moloka’i and Lana’i, between June 10 and July 19.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and includes being able to pass a 300-meter swim test non-stop within 11 minutes. Parents or a legal guardian need to be present during the swim testing phase of the application process.

Training will be offered as week-long sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at various locations between June 10 and July 19.

The program is free, but there is a suggested $15 donation to the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association, Maui Chapter.

***Supporting information courtesy County of Maui.

Photo courtesy, Lois Whitney, Office of Mayor Alan Arakawa.

Photo courtesy, Lois Whitney, Office of Mayor Alan Arakawa.

Photo courtesy, Lois Whitney, Office of Mayor Alan Arakawa.

Photo courtesy, Lois Whitney, Office of Mayor Alan Arakawa.

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