• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

Junior Lifeguard Program and Waterfront Lifeguard Training 2014

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Date: July 2, 2014
Contact: Chris Mengel, 530-242-3413

The Junior Lifeguard Program at Whiskeytown is designed to instruct youth 10 years of age and up in water and beach safety and to gain skills in aquatics, along with instilling a sense of responsibility and accomplishment.The purpose of the Waterfront Lifeguarding course is to teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies both in a pool and in a waterfront environment.The course content and activities prepare participants to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and to prevent drowning and injuries.We also hope to improve the fitness of youth and train future lifeguards.

Junior Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard training will be July 14 to July 18, 2014, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. at Brandy Creek Beach.The requirements of participants are: you must be between the ages of 10 and 17 years old; you must be in good physical condition with the ability to swim 400 yards in 12 minutes or less; you must be willing to commit to the program; you must be willing to follow directions.

What to bring: each day bring a lunch and water. Each student needs a swim suit, towel, footwear, and sunscreen.

Costs: Although the basic course is free, the Red Cross certification cards cost $35.00.

Please sign up by July 11, 2014.

Participants completing the required hours of instruction and exams may be certified in the following: all ages-Red Cross Multi-Media First Aid and water rescue; 15 & over-Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation; 15 & over-Lifeguard Training.

For additional information or to sign up, please call Tommie Scherf at 530-242-3410, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Did You Know?

Osprey

Whiskeytown is home to 14-16 nesting pairs of Osprey.