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Contact: Debra Olson, (530) 241-5302
Whiskeytown is offering free Junior Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard training programs on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 27 to August 2, 2011. The training will run from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at Brandy Creek Beach. Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 17 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 with no more than two absences. There will not be any training on Monday, July 4, and Wednesday, July 6.
The Junior Lifeguard Program at Whiskeytown is 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. We also hope to improve the fitness of youth and train future lifeguards.
Participants completing the required hours of instruction and exams may be certified in the following: Red Cross Multi-Media First Aid and BC water rescue for all ages; Red Cross Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation for those age 15 and over; Lifeguard Training for those age 15 and over. For additional information, please call lead lifeguard Debra Olson at (530) 241-5302 or show up on Monday, June 27 at Brandy Creek Beach.