Congrats to SoWal Junior Lifeguards 2014

July 21, 2014 by SoWal Staff

We are thankful for our SoWal lifeguards and love the junior lifeguard program. It's such a great program and a great opportunity for our local kids.

The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) 2014 Junior Lifeguard Program was held at the Ed Walline Beach access from Jun 17 to Jul 17, concluding the sixth season last week.

“This season far exceeded our expectations, in large part because of the boys and girls that participated and the support of their parents”, said Gary Wise, Beach Safety Director.

This annual program is designed to introduce young people to safe marine and aquatic recreational opportunities. It also improves young people’s physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves as well as others, all while having a great time at the beach!

Under the watchful supervision of SWFD professional lifeguards Brad Stewart, Ciera Dorado and Jamie Garea, 65 boys and girls (the maximum class size) were instructed in many aspects of beach and water safety and environmental topics. The training was accomplished through daily participation in activities including stretching, beach runs, open water swimming, paddle boarding, body surfing, beach games and competitions.

Please join us in congratulating all of these students and their instructors.



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