Maui 2016 Jr. Lifeguard Registration Dates and Deadlines
Maui County’s Jr. Lifeguard Program will be accepting applications for each district. The program is for students ages 13 to 17 and younger applicants must make the age requirement by May, 2016. Space is limited in each district and all students must complete a 300 yard non-stop swim test within 11 minutes in order to participate.
A parent or legal guardian must be present during registration and the swim test. A contact phone number and email address is required for each participant.
Each district training session is a five day course which will familiarize students with water safety skills. It includes an introduction to CPR, first aid, surf rescue techniques, ocean swimming, paddle boarding and lifesaving skills. All participants must have strong swimming skills.
The program information for each district is as follows:
– North, South and West Maui districts have specific registration dates on April 16 and 23 at the Kōkua Pool in Kahului and the Lahaina Aquatic Center, from 8 a.m. to noon. Applicants will be able to sign up for any district at both locations. There will be two week-long sessions running this summer for these districts. Session I runs from June 13 to June 24 and Session II runs from June 27 to July 8th. Both sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m daily.
Each session is limited to 15 participants. Jr. Lifeguard applications can be picked up at any Maui County pool, any county beach lifeguard tower or online at www.mauicounty.gov.
– Hāna district registration has no deadline and will remain open until all 15 participant spots are filled. Registration forms are available at the Department of Parks & Recreation Hana Office, the Hana Youth Center or from the county website. Hāna will hold one training session, from June 6 to 10, from 9 to 3 p.m. daily, based out of Hāna Bay.
– Molokaʻi district registration has no deadline and will remain open until all 24 participant spots are filled. Registration forms are located at the Cooke Memorial Pool, the Department of Parks & Recreation Molokaʻi Office or from the county website. Molokai will have one training session, held from June 6 to June 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, based out of Kaunakakai Beach.
– Lānaʻi district registration deadline is on May 18th and is limited to 15 participants. Registration forms are available at the Department of Parks & Recreation Lānaʻi Office, at Cooke Memorial Pool or from the county website. Lānaʻi will have one training session, held from June 6 to June 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, based out of Hulopoʻe Bay.
If at all possible, participating families are asked to make a suggested donation of $20 to cover the cost of a uniform and registration fee. Cash or checks are accepted. Checks should be made payable to the “Hawaiian Lifeguard Association – Maui Chapter.”
This fee is not required for students to participate in the program.
For more information contact Ocean Safety Training Captain Kekai Brown, at 270-6140 or by emailing [email protected]