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LBFD Junior Lifeguard Program to be held this summer

By Will Nash | April 2, 2014

The Long Beach Fire Department’s Marine Safety Division will once again sponsor the Junior Lifeguard Program this summer. The program will be held from June 23 to August 1, 2014.

The Junior Lifeguard Program offers students 9 to 17 years of age the opportunity to receive instruction in Lifeguard rescue techniques, emergency medical first-aid, ocean sports activity, physical conditioning, marine ecology, and public service. Students must be 9 years of age as of July 1, 2014.

As always, there will be two sessions to the program. Each session will be held Monday through Friday at Junior Lifeguard Headquarters, located on the beach at 55th Place and Ocean Blvd. Field trips and competitions at other area beaches will highlight the six (6) week course. All aspects of beach activity will be explored from beach running to skin diving.  The program is presented in a manner that will enable each student to participate to the best of his or her abilities while acquiring new skills and abilities.

New Junior Guards: Students who did not participate in the program the previous summer are required to pass the swim test before being accepted into the program. New students must be able to swim 100 yards in less than two (2) minutes in order to qualify. No Exceptions!

Tryouts are held at the Belmont Plaza Outdoor Pool, 4000 Olympic Plaza, Long Beach 90803

Friday Evening: May 2, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays: March 29, April 5, April 19, and May 10, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

NO ADDITIONAL TRYOUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE

There is a fee to enroll in this program. Scholarships are also available to qualified candidates that show need. Applications available upon request at all tryouts.

For more information regarding the program, please call (562) 570-8550 or email LBJG@longbeach.gov.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at 562-570-1286

City of Long Beach Fire Department is an equal opportunity services provider

 

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