Grade Levels Served: C,S,A
Program Description: Hawaiian Falls WaterParks is offering a Junior Lifeguard program for participants age 11-14 looking to get a head start on a future as a lifeguard. The program includes training in resue skills and drills; general pool operations; hands on training on slide dispatching, public swim, and more. All Junior Guard participants are given an opportunity to complete community service hours outside the program hours. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards without stopping. This program DOES NOT certify participants as lifeguards. The Junior Lifeguard Program includes the following components: Fitness Component: A focus on personal and physical fitness is introduced in this module. Coursework includes improved swimming strokes and swimming farther distances and how to find your target heart rate.
Prevention and Response Component: The Prevention and Response Module lays the basic groundwork of a career in lifeguarding. Candidates are taught how to prevent aquatic emergencies, how to recognize water emergencies, and basic water rescue skills are introduced.
Providing Care Component: Providing care demonstrates how to help you in a water emergency and how to provide care during breathing and cardiac emergencies. Participants are taught CPR and how to use an AED.
Leadership Component: Participants are put to the test in communitcating effectively, decision making, and confronted with real-life scenarios lifeguards may encounter in the leadership module. Customer service and teamwork are crticial components throughout the moduleCost is $250 (includes daily lunch, t-shirt, and a seasons pass). Weekly sessions begin June 5, 2013.
Offered By: Hawaiian Falls WaterPark
Location: Hawaiian Falls Water Parks All 5 parks--The Colony, Garland, Mansfield, Roanoke, and Waco
Date and Time: Call to schedule - 4:00 PM
Badge Program: N/A