Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards is a summer institution. Junior guards, ages 9-17, learn many aspects of lifguarding as they engage in a variety of aquatic and beach activities. Skills learned include an introduction to CPR, first aid, beach and wave dynamics and ocean science. The program emphasizes physical fitness and the value of spirited, friendly competition in running, paddle board and swimming races.
Safety is important so participants must be able to pass a basic pool and ocean swim test. In the ocean the participant must be able to swim approximately 100 yards with no time limit. The pool swim is also 100 yards, but must be completed in 00:02:20 minutes. These tests are only for the purpose of measuring ability as it pertains to each child's safety in the water.
The mission of the Carpinteria Junior Lifeguard program is to iintroduce young people to safe marine and aquatic recreation oppotunities. Further, it is our goal to improve young people's physical conditionaing, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves as well as others, all while having a great time at the beach!
We accomplish our goals through daily activities including stretching, beach runs, open water swimming, paddle boarding, body surfing, beach games and competitions. The daily physical contact with our environment and through education, kids will learn how to respect and appreciate the world around them. Lectures and discussions are held weekly to educate participants on various topics such as water safety, CPR overview, beach hazards and more. Participants are also exposed to many of the skills and techniques utilized in other professional lifesaving organizations.
Program Fee $420.00
General Program Hours Mon - Fri 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
For more information contact Matt Organista (805) 566-2417 or MattO@ci.carpinteria.ca.us.
Contact us directly:
Pool Phone (805) 566-2417
Aquatics Program Coordinator
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