Week #2 … recap
We have two Saturdays to go (7/21/18 and 7/28/18) the training is going to start at 10:05 AM and conclude at 11:00 AM. The sessions are free. Parents should arrive at 9:45 AM and fill out a waiver. Without a waiver, your child cannot participate in the S.P.J.L.P.
One of the highlights of the day was a real-action-five-person-multiple-rescue that some of the Junior Guards were able to witness. Apart from that, we were able to follow up with the real feel exercise of what riptide really feels like in the water. Junior guards did great with all of the aspects of today’s training.
Introduction: beach safety, ask a lifeguard for tide, conditions, family action plan.
1.5K beach run, three dunnies
(Green) Noodle dash (Yellow) Serf rescue (Red) surf rescue
(Green, Yellow, Red) Surf board entry
(Green, Yellow, Red) Beach Flags
Beach Safety Tips
1.Swim only in guarded area.
2.Do not dive into shallow water.
3.No ball playing or Frisbees on shore line.
4.Never swim alone.
5.Children should always swim with adult supervision.
6.Check with lifeguards on beach and surf conditions.
7.If you hear a whistle, look to see if the lifeguard is signaling you.
8.Avoid digging deep holes that can be hazardous to others.
9.Never sit or dig in front of the lifeguard tower.
10. No glass containers are permitted on the beach.
11.No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the beach.
12. NEVER fake calls for HELP. However, don’t be embarrassed to call for help.
13. If you need help, do not panic. If you are unable to swim back to shore, call or wave for help. The lifeguards are well trained in water and beach safety. Respect their presence and judgement and never interfere with their work.