LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau officials announced that online registration for the 2021 Keiki and Junior Lifeguard programs will begin on Monday, May 3, at kauai.gov/juniorlifeguardprograms.
Enrollment is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is free and will be scaled down, with more classroom teaching, live-rescue demonstrations and social distancing during physical-fitness exercises.
The Keiki Lifeguard Program is for children ages 8 to 11 who can swim and run 50 yards.
The Junior Lifeguard Program is for youth ages 12 to 17 who can swim and run 100 yards.
Masks and social distancing are 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 Park;
• July 13 to 15, at Hanalei Bay;
• July 27 to 29, at Kalapaki Beach.
Source: The Garden Island