Junior Lifeguards Camp

June 19-30
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily

Tuition: $950

Coach Jessica Boardman

Jessica Boardman is the Head Lifeguard and the Head Coach for the Middle School Swim Team at Brentwood School. Ms. Boardman has spent her entire life around aquatics, and has been a competitive swimmer for over 20 years. Growing up, she participated in club swimming, and has continued to compete as a masters swimmer as an adult. For the past 15 years, Ms. Boardman has been an American Red Cross certified lifeguard and, since 2012, she has worked as a Lifeguard Instructor for the American Red Cross. In the summer of 2013, she launched the Junior Lifeguard program for Summer at Brentwood, which has become one of the most popular aquatic camps. She enjoys working with children and sharing her love of swimming. Her ultimate goal is to inspire the next generation of swimmers and lifeguards. Currently, Ms. Boardman is working towards earning her Masters in Child Development, and she enjoys singing opera with her remaining free time.

This two week camp, utilizing Brentwood's Caruso-Watts Aquatic Center, will teach campers the basic skills of lifeguarding. By the end of the two weeks, all campers will be certified in First Aid, CPR (Adult, Child, and Infant), and AED for professional rescuers. In addition, all campers age 15.5 years and older will be certified in lifeguarding.

REQUIREMENTS

Ages 9-10: complete 100 yard swim without assistance
Ages 11-12: complete 200 yard swim without assistance
Ages 13-16: complete 300 yard swim without assistance and 25 yard brick dive/tow

DAILY ACTIVITIES

  • Morning group warm-ups and work out (running, swimming, plyometrics, calisthenics)
  • Lifeguarding skills
  • Team-building
  • Junior guard games
  • CPR skills
  • First Aid skills
  • Small group practices
  • Rescue simulations

SAMPLE DAY

8:00 a.m. - Group announcements and warm-ups
8:30 a.m. - Group exercise
9:30 a.m. - Small group activities
10:30 a.m. - Large group activity and simulations
11:30 a.m. - Lunch
12:15 pm. - Junior guards competition games
1:00 p.m. - First Aid and CPR training
1:45 p.m. - Swim activities
2:30 p.m. - Dismissal

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