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Contact: Leilani Jefcoat, (530) 241-5302
Contact: Chris Mengel, (530) 242-3413
Whiskeytown is offering free Junior Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard training programs from July 15-19, 2013. The training will run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Brandy Creek Beach. Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 18 years old, willing to follow directions, in good physical condition, and have the ability to swim 400 yards in 12 minutes or less. In addition, trainees must be willing to commit to the program, attend all sessions and bring their own water and lunch. Class will be held July 15 through 19, 2013. Maximum class size will be 15 participants.
The Junior Lifeguard Program at Whiskeytown designed to instruct youth 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 at 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.
Participants completing the required hours of instruction and exams, may be certified in the following: Red Cross Standard First Aid; Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for those age 15 and over; Lifeguard Training for those age 15 and over. The course if free, however participants must pay for their certification cards.