SWFD Junior Lifeguard Program Try Outs May 17-18

April 17, 2013 by Teresa Lischka

For the 6th consecutive year the SWFD Junior Lifeguard Program will take place this summer at Ed Walline Park 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 18, 2013 and run through Thursday, July 18, 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 17 and at 9:00 am on Saturday May 18. 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 $150 per child, $135 per each sibling.

Click for application: Junior Lifeguard Program information packet and application.

For more information on the Junior Lifeguard Program please contact Gary Wise, Beach Safety Director at 850-267-1298 or or visit


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A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.

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