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The city’s junior lifeguard program is back. Here’s how teens can apply

Applications for the city’s junior lifeguard program are being accepted starting Friday for keiki between the ages of 13 to 17 years old.
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 10:57 AM HST|Updated: Apr. 8, 2022 at 11:10 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Applications for the city’s junior lifeguard program are being accepted starting Friday for keiki between the ages of 13 to 17 years old.

For the last 10 years, the program has been funded and supported by nonprofits like the North Shore Lifeguard Association, Na Kama Kai — a Leeward Coast based ocean safety organization — and Ocean Safety Ohana.

“Our own lifeguards formed a nonprofit so they could stage junior guards every summer,” Ocean Safety Chief John Titchen said.

This year is the first in a decade where the City and County of Honolulu has been able to support and fund the program.

“I’m not sure exactly why it wasn’t a priority in the past, but we’re excited to announce that the city is once again fully behind the program,” Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said.

The deadline to apply is April 22 by 5 p.m.

Candidates will be notified by May 6 if they are accepted into the program.

To learn more and apply, click here.

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