SoWal Junior Lifeguard Program begins June 19, 2012

May 5, 2012 by SoWal Staff

Here are the SoWal Junior Lifeguard Program details from the South Walton Fire Department's Beach Safety Division. For the 5th consecutive year the popular SWFD Junior Lifeguard Program will be under the supervision of Gary Wise, South Walton Fire District Beach Safety Director assisted by the South Walton Fire District Professional Lifeguards.

The five week program will begin Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 and run through Thursday, July 19th, 2012. The program will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week with 9 -11 year olds year participating from 9am-11:45am and 12-15 year olds starting at 12:15-3:00pm. Qualifying boys and girls ages (9–15) will be instructed in many aspects of beach and water safety, and environmental topics

Swim tryouts will be held at 3:30pm on Friday, May 18th and at 9:00 am on Saturday May 19th. Both tryouts will be held at Ed Walline Park located at the south end of CR 393 in Santa Rosa Beach.

Registration is limited to the first 60 applicants who meet the swimming requirements and have submitted a completed registration form. Cost for this year’s program is $140 per child, $125 per each sibling

For more information on the Junior Lifeguard Program or to receive a registration/waiver form, please contact Gary Wise, Beach Safety Director at 850-267-1298 or or visit and download a registration packet today. 


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