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Summer camp lifeguard program hits the beach

Junior Lifeguard Camp is underway at Siesta Key beach this week.
Junior Lifeguard Camp is underway at Siesta Key beach this week.(WWSB-TV)
Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 12:25 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Junior Lifeguard Camp is in full swing at Siesta Key Beach this week, a summer camp offering from the Sarasota Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department.

Lifeguards with the Sarasota County Beach Patrol are training kids 9-17 about water safety, rescue techniques, rescue, paddling, competitive events, and how to identify and treat marine life injuries.

Participants had to pass a swim test, including swimming for 100 yards, treading water for five minutes and retrieving an object from the bottom of a pool.

More information about the county’s summer camp program can be found on the county’s website.

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