South Walton Fire District (SWFD) Junior Lifeguard Program tryouts May 22

April 19, 2010

Junior Lifeguard season runs June 29 – July 29

The South Walton Fire District’s (SWFD) Beach Safety Division is excited to announce its 2010 Junior Lifeguard Program. The SWFD Junior Lifeguard Program will be under the supervision of Gary Wise, South Walton Fire District Beach Safety Director and South Walton Fire District Professional Lifeguards. Qualifying boys and girls ages (9–15) will be instructed in many aspects of beach and water safety and environmental topics.

Registration is limited. There is a swimming ability guideline that must be met prior to participating in this program. All participants should be able to swim using proper freestyle form with correct breathing (face in the water) and stroke skills. All Junior Lifeguards must tread water for a minimum of 1 minute.

The Junior Lifeguard program will run from Tues., June 29, 2010 – Thurs., July 29, 2010 (5 weeks). Program activities will be held, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Swim tryouts will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010 beginning 9:00 a.m. at Ed Walline Park, Santa Rosa Beach located at the south end of CR 393. Parents are encouraged to stay for the tryouts – swim portion should be completed within 60 minutes. Registration is limited to the first 50 applicants whose completed registration/waivers are received and swim tryout standards are met.
Cost: $220 for the first child, each additional child is $200.
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