trainee lifeguards in the surf

Junior Lifeguards run into the water at Stinson Beach in Golden Gate National Recreation Area

National Park Service

Be a Junior Lifeguard

JL Anouncement 2015

What is a Junior Lifeguard?

Junior lifeguards are girls and boys ages 12 to 17 years old who train with National Park Service lifeguards and other public safety workers in the following skills:

● Identification of rip currents

● Swimming in rip currents

● Identification of distressed and drowning swimmers

● Use of paddleboards

● Use of swim rescue buoys and fins

● Professional rescuer CPR and first aid

● Use of automatic external defibrillators

● Use of oxygen administration equipment

● Various ocean rescue techniques

● Spinal injury management

● Working with the public

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