The City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii offers it’s Jr. Program each summer. Classes last a week each and are open to children 13-17 years of age who can swim 500 yards in less then 10 minutes and have had a physical exam within the past 6-months. The North Shore Jr. Lifeguard Program is so successful that the North Shore Lifeguard Association has created created a video to teach even more children and adults basic lifesaving skills. You can watch the teaser below on You Tube or visit Explore TV and watch the whole 2o-minute video . Although, I’m slightly biased, Rick is a friend and I’ve volunteered for the program in the past, this video is amazing. My 7-year old nephew has watched the video at least 6 times and now knows what a first responder is and most impressively to call 911 when someone is in trouble or unresponsive.
Directed, by Rick Williams, Produced the North Shore Lifeguard Association and Made Possible by a Grant from the Annenberg Foundation
Watch the whole version on Explore TV