Space is limited in programs designed to help potential and returning Junior Lifeguards pass their entrance tests.
Junior Lifeguards "is designed to instruct youth (ages 9 through 17) in beach and ocean skills. The five-week program provides instruction in water safety, swimming, body surfing, surfing, physical conditioning, competition skills, first aid, lifesaving, rescue techniques, CPR and the use of professional lifesaving equipment," according to a County of Los Angeles Fire Department website.
Junior Lifeguard participants must either pass a swim test to join the program for the first time or pass a conditioning workout if they are a returning guard.
Under the supervision of coach Jon Reichardt, the training classes will be taught by Mira Costa High School swim team and water polo students. Each session costs $100 per enrollee. Participants may sign up for either or both sessions.
One session is April 16-May 4, Monday/Wednesday/Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the other May 7-May 25, same days from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The programs are a fundraiser for the Mustangs Aquatics Boosters.
Junior Lifeguards will be held from Monday, July 2 through Friday, August 3, every day Monday through Friday. There is a morning session, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and afternoon session, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Some areas do not offer an afternoon session, according to a County of Los Angeles Fire Department website.
The swim test for new guards will be held at Mira Costa High on May 5 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There also will be a swim test at the Culver City Plunge on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Palisades Charter High School on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Test time is determined by age.
Here's where you can sign up for the training sessions.