Registration and tryouts for junior lifeguards

St. Johns County Fire Rescue spokesman Jeremy Robshaw announced to Historic City News that registration will open for the 2011 Jr. Lifeguard program beginning Monday, May 3rd at 8:00 a.m.

Students will be registered for the program on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Registration confirmation will not be completed until the student passes the swim evaluation and provides payment during one of the two posted evaluation dates.

During pre-registration students are only required to turn in the completed registration paperwork.

The purpose of the St. Johns County Junior Lifeguard Program is to increase self-confidence and promote safe behavior in the aquatic environment. Throughout the course, students will acquire a wide range of skills including first-aid, CPR and rescue techniques. Throughout the program, safety is our primary consideration. During the program, each student will be challenged to have fun, become more confident in the water, and learn respect for themselves and each other.

Times: Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

2011 Session Dates:
Session I: June 27th-July 1st ages 13-17 only
Session II: July 5th – 9th ages 9-12 only
Session III: July 18th – 22nd, ages 9-17
Session IV: July 25th – 29th, ages 9-17

Maximum of 20 per session

Location: Classes will meet at Marine Rescue Headquarters near the pier and next to Fire Station 7.

Requirements: Open to boys and girls ages 9-17. Applicants must possess a basic swimming ability and be able to pass the following skills assessment:

Swim 100yds.
Swim 10 yds. under water
Tread Water for 5 minutes

BothTryouts will be held at:
Solomon Calhoun Community Center pool
1300 Duval St, St. Augustine
June 11th from 10am – 2pm
June 18thth from 10am – 2pm

How to Enroll: Parents must fill out registration forms provided online or by contacting our office.

Registration: Participants will not be officially registered until the tryout is completed and fee has been paid.

Bring or mail registration forms to:

St. Johns County Junior Lifeguard Program
St.Johns County Fire Rescue
3657 Gaines Rd.
St Augustine 32084
(904) 209-0340

Checks Payable: St. Johns County Fire Rescue

Enrollment Fee: $150 for all Junior Lifeguard Participants. Each additional child will receive a $5 discount, and each additional session will receive a $5 discount.

Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News staff photographer

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