Junior Lifeguards at Will Rogers

Photos by Rich Schmitt, Staff Photographer

The second five-week Junior Lifeguards   Training session opened Monday morning at Tower 10 at Will Rogers State Beach.

The local program for A, B and C-level Cadets continues through August 16, followed by the Taplin Relays.

Offered to boys and girls in L.A.County, the program is designed to instruct youth ages 9-17 in beach and ocean skills.

The 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.

In addition, the L.A.County Fire Department offers an Explorer Program designed for young adults 15-20 years old interested in learning about a career in the fire service.