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Okaloosa County calls on Junior Lifeguards for exciting summer program

Okaloosa County is calling all Junior Lifeguards ages 9-17! Whether you have a keen interest in lifeguarding, or simply looking for a fun way to spend part of your summer, […]

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Okaloosa County is calling all Junior Lifeguards ages 9-17!

Whether you have a keen interest in lifeguarding, or simply looking for a fun way to spend part of your summer, the Junior Lifeguard Program promises an enriching experience filled with important skills to learn. 

The buzz around this year’s program is particularly high, with a new feature being added. If the prospect of becoming a junior lifeguard wasn’t exciting enough, participants this year will also have the unique chance to compete against fellow junior lifeguards in Destin and South Walton. 

  • More details about this competition will be provided by the county as it gets closer to the event date, which is slated for the end of July.

The aim of Okaloosa County’s Junior Lifeguard Program is much more than just a fun summer activity. It serves a greater purpose – to educate our community, particularly our younger members, about beach safety. Juniors will learn essential skills such as water rescues, self-rescues, and rip current anatomy, as well as hands-only CPR.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! As part of the program, junior lifeguards will also enjoy trips to the Okaloosa Island Fire Department, EMS, and even receive tours of Gulf Flight Helicopters.

Mark your calendars for July 10th to July 21st, from 9 AM to 4 PM, for an unforgettable session. The cost to participate is $300. Don’t forget to bring your application and a check made out to ECLA.

Questions? Lt. Levi Hanks is just a phone call (850-259-3999) or an email away (okaloosajuniors@gmail.com).

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