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WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -
By Jade Storms
The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking
out a few qualified men and women to take part in their 2013 Junior Lifeguard
Applications are available from now until April 30, 2013 at the
all County of Maui lifeguard towers and swimming pools
all Parks and Recreation facilities in Hana and Moloka'i
Lana'i Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing
The Junior lifeguard pool training program is being offered to all
young adults who are 12-17 years of age, but for the ocean training segment
participants must be at least 13 years old.
Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis
and participants must be 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 of Junior Lifeguards includes familiarizing students with
water safety skills, CPR, First Aid, surf and rescue techniques, ocean
swimming, paddle boarding, and lifesaving skills. While the program is free,
there is a suggested donation of $15, which can be made payable to the Hawaiian
Lifeguard Association - Maui Chapter.
The training will be offered as week-long sessions between June 10
and July 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. daily at various locations on Maui,
Moloka'i, and Lana'i.
Completed applications should be emailed to Ocean Safety Training
Captain Cary Kayama at email@example.com
or faxed to the Aquatics Division office at (808) 270-6141. Maui residents can
also drop off their application at the Aquatics Division Office located at the
War Memorial Gymnasium.
For more information, contact Cary Kayama at (808) 270-6140 or
Fran Yamamoto at (808) 270-6138.