Keiki and Junior Lifeguard Programs to Begin in May
Ocean Safety officials announce that online registration for the 2021 Keiki and Junior Lifeguard programs will begin on May 3, 2021. Enrollment is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The programs are free and will be on a scaled-down model, with more classroom teaching, live rescue demonstrations and social distancing during physical fitness exercises.
The Keiki Lifeguard Program is available to children ages 8 to 11 who can swim and run 50 yards nonstop. The Junior Lifeguard Program is open to youth ages 12 to 17 who can swim and run 100 yards nonstop.
Masks and social distancing will be required.
The free program runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:
- June 22 to 24 at Salt Pond Beach
- July 13 to 15 at Hanalei Bay
- July 20 to 22 Wanini Beach
- July 27 to 29 at Kalapakī Beach
Participants can register online on the county’s website, www.kauai.gov/JuniorLifeguardPrograms. Proof of birth certificate is required for each participant. Each will need to bring their own lunch, sunscreen and a towel to the training daily.
Program sponsors include the County of Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Lifeguard Association, Hawaiian Lifeguard Association, and many generous businesses and individuals.
If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Kalani Vierra at 808-241-4984 or [email protected] as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request.
Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.