Future lifeguards are invited to join Ocean Pines Aquatics for skill-building, swimming and fun at the community’s popular junior lifeguard program this summer.
Participants ages 7 and up will learn lifeguard skills, basic CPR, first aid and more at the three-day sessions. Returning Ocean Pines junior lifeguards will serve as junior crew chiefs and will learn additional skills. The program will be offered July 4-6, July 18-20, Aug. 1-3 and Aug. 15-17.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays of each session, class will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Sports Core Pool, located at 11144 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines. On Wednesdays, program participants will assist with Family Fun Night at the Oasis Pool, located at 1 Mumford’s Landing Road in Ocean Pines, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Those who have already served as junior lifeguards and junior crew chiefs are encouraged to join the junior lifeguard officer program. Officers will practice skills similar to those of official Red Cross lifeguards, including the use of rescue mannequins, full backboard extraction with head stabilization, passive victim and more.
The junior lifeguard officer program will be offered concurrently with the junior lifeguard program during the July 4-6 and Aug. 1-3 sessions only.
The fee per session is $75 per person, which includes a t-shirt, whistle and first aid kit. Dinner, drinks and snacks will be provided on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Registration for these programs, which are open to the public, will be taken at the Sports Core Pool only.
For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at 410-641-7717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.