The two-week program is designed to train boys and girls ages 11 to 17 in lifesaving water skills and to develop an awareness of beach hazards and ocean conditions. Participants will become familiar with First Aid and CPR techniques, while improving their health and fitness. Both beach and pool programs will be offered.
To qualify for the beach program, registrants must be 13 to 17 years of age and be able to swim 400 yards in 12 minutes. To qualify for the pool program, registrants must be 11 to 17 years of age and swim 100 yards in three minutes.
The beach program will be held at north, south and west district locations, as well as in Hāna and on Lāna‘i. The pool program will be offered at the Kahului Pool (145 Kaulawahine St.) and Kīhei Aquatic Center. Both programs offer two sessions: June 14–25 and July 12–23, and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Maui County Department of Parks and Recreation will begin registration for the 2010 Junior Lifeguard beach and pool programs on Saturday, May 1. The pool program will be offered at the Kahului Pool and Kïhei Aquatic Center (left).
Photo: Lawrence Pascua
Registration will take place Saturday, May 1, and Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Hanakao‘o Beach Park, Kama‘ole I Beach Park and Baldwin Beach Park. Registration will also be held on Monday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kīhei Aquatic Center and the Kahului Pool.
Registration for the Lāna‘i 2010 Junior Lifeguard Program begins Monday, May 3. The program runs June 21–25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hulopoe Beach Park. Those interested should call Veronica Del Rosario at the County’s Parks and Recreation Department at 565-6979.
The Hāna program runs July 12–16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hāna Bay. Registration begins Monday, May 3.
Those interested should call Stanley Akoi at the County’s Parks and Recreation Department at 248-7022.
For all programs, there is a $15 suggested donation, payable by check to “Hawaiian Lifeguard Association – Maui Chapter.”