Junior Lifeguards learn the ropes in Mission Beach
by DAVE SCHWAB
Published - 08/22/19 - 07:33 AM | 11090 views | 33 33 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Junior Lifeguards train during a session on Mission Beach.
Junior Lifeguards train during a session on Mission Beach.
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Student intern Ava Smith, coordinator Doug Smith, and intern coordinator Kylie Vogel.
Student intern Ava Smith, coordinator Doug Smith, and intern coordinator Kylie Vogel.
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On Aug. 15, aspiring teen lifeguards learned what it’s like to actually work in the field, being schooled by Junior Lifeguard interns at Mission Beach on first-aid and water-rescue techniques. 

That day, lifeguard hopefuls, in a bootcamp-style setting, got the chance to shadow Junior Lifeguard interns for a day of mentorship and learning.

The Junior Lifeguard Program teaches youth ages 7 to 17 important life and safety skills, including water-rescue techniques, first aid and CPR. 

It was a dress rehearsal for Junior Lifeguard Internship Program participants, many of whom will go on to become seasonal and professional lifeguards with San Diego Fire Department or other agencies.

Starting out at Santa Clara Recreation Center, the day combined fun, camaraderie and hard work for 26 teen junior lifeguard interns. This year’s intern field, for the first time, was more female than male, 19 women and seven men.

“We like to empower these females and give them the confidence that they really can do this job,” said San Diego Junior Lifeguard intern coordinator Lauren Leisk.  

“We give them individualized lifeguard training on rescue swimming and first aid, the things they’re going to need when they try out to become lifeguards.”

Added Leisk, “We go over to the beach and train them on how to rescue someone with their fins and rescue boards, train them on water observation, and on how to properly package someone on a backboard, how to splint someone off with a broken arm.”

Interns are hired and paid to support City lifeguard staff during the program’s two, four-week summer aquatic education sessions.

Aug. 15 was especially significant for at least one of this year’s female interns, Ava Smith from Northern California. She failed on her first attempt at becoming a Junior Lifeguard intern, but returned for a second try and succeeded.

“It’s my dream job,” said Smith, adding she was “absolutely devastated,” after falling short the first time.

Asked why she wants to be a lifeguard, Smith answered: “Being able to make a difference and save people’s lives. Being an intern is kind of a sneak peak at that.”

Smith ran 12 miles and swam four miles that day. Other program interns had run six miles and swam two.

“It’s not fun in the moment when you’re doing push ups or running a mile, but when you look back at it, you have such fond memories,” Smith said.

During the day, lifeguard interns ran relay races on the beach. They also swam out in pairs to marked ocean buoys, with one swimmer “rescuing” the other and bringing them ashore.

“The Junior Lifeguard Program is a unique learning opportunity for young men and women in San Diego, and our interns are an expression of that,” said Lifeguard chief James Gartland. “Junior lifeguards look up to interns and find inspiration in knowing that hard work and dedication will often yield personal growth and leadership roles.”

The Junior Lifeguard Program is funded by the City of San Diego with support from the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego.

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james miracle
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February 27, 2020
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February 25, 2020
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February 14, 2020
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Trustly Steven
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February 14, 2020
Hello everybody!!!

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January 16, 2020
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January 16, 2020
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December 05, 2019
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November 23, 2019
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November 21, 2019
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Carla Houston
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November 21, 2019
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November 11, 2019
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joel lisa
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November 05, 2019
Am Lisa by name, i was diagnosed with Herpes for 3years ago i lived in pain with the knowledge that i wasn't going to ever be well again i contacted so many herbal doctors on this issue and wasted a large sum of money but my condition never got better i was determined to get my life back so one day i saw mr Brown post on how Dr Aba saved him from the VIRUS with herbal medicine i contacted Dr Aba on his email address dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com we spoke on the issue i told him all that i went through and he told me not to worry that everything will be fine again so he prepared the medicine and send it to me through courier service and told me how to use it,after 14days of usage I went to see the doctor for test ,then the result was negative,am the happiest woman on earth now. this testimony is real.thanks to Dr Aba God bless you. you can also reach him on his whatsApp number 2348107155060  
iohn
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October 26, 2019
I am here to give my testimony about Dr Ebhota who helped me.. i want to

inform the public how i was cured from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) by salami, i

visited different hospital but they gave me list of drugs like Famvir,

Zovirax, and Valtrex which is very expensive to treat the symptoms and

never cured me. I was browsing through the Internet searching for remedy on

HERPES and i saw comment of people talking about how Dr Ehbota cured them.

when i contacted him he gave me hope and send a Herbal medicine to me that

i took for just 2 weeks and it seriously worked for me, my HERPES result

came out negative. I am so happy as i am sharing this testimony. My advice

to you all who thinks that there is no cure for herpes that is Not true

just contact him and get cure from Dr Ebhota healing herbal cure of all

kinds of sickness you may have like

(1) CANCER,

(2) DIABETES,

(3) HIV&AIDS,

(4) URINARY TRACT INFECTION,

(5) CANCER,

(6) IMPOTENCE,

(7) BARENESS/INFERTILITY

(8) DIARRHEA

(9) ASTHMA

(10)SIMPLEX HERPES AND GENITAL

(11)COLD SORE

HERPES. he also cure my friend from cervical cancer Email:

drebhotasoultion@gmail.com or whatsapp him on 2348089535482

selena jacque
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October 23, 2019
It's a pleasure for me to write this testimony about how i got my Genital Herpes cured a month ago. i have been reading so many comments of some people who were cured from various diseases by Dr .Hazim, but i never believed them. I was hurt and depressed so I was too curious and wanted to try Dr. Hazim , then i contacted him through his email when i contact him, he assured me 100% that he will heal me, i pleaded with him to help me out. My treatment was a great success, he healed me just as he promised. he sent me his medication and ask me to go for check up after 21 days of taking the medication. i agreed with him i took this medication and went for check up after 21 days of the treatment, To my greatest surprise my result came out  negative after the treatment, I'm very happy that i was cured and been  healthy again. I waited for 3 weeks to be very sure if I was completely healed before writing this testimony. I did another blood test one week ago and it was still Herpes negative. so i guess its time i recommend anyone going through Herpes, HSV-1 or HSV-2, HIV, HPV, Hepatitis B, Diabetes, Cancer, ALS  to contact this great man through his Email (usmandrhazim@gmail.com) OR add him up on whatsApp  2349058026857Thanks Doctor Hazim Usman 
Maria cole
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October 19, 2019
Hello everybody!

I don't just know the reason why some people is finding it difficult to believe that there is a cure for herpes, I have been suffering from herpes since last two years with my wife but today I am happy that I have been cured from it with the herbal medicine made by papa Egbe the great healer, I was browsing the internet searching for help when I came across a testimony shared by someone on how Papa Egbe cure Him from Herpes Virus. I quickly contacted him to get the cure and today i am now free from the virus, I am so much happy today that we have someone like this great healer out there,please sir keep your good work cause there are many out there who is in need of your healing medicine for herpes 1&2 or for other deadly diseases, Contact him now on his email: papaegbespiritualtemple@gmail.com
gold berry
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September 23, 2019
Hey my name is gold berry...... @doctorovieobalucky has given me reasons to be happy, i was having herpes and all my effort i tried for treatment was not helpful, but when i came on the Internet searching for cure i saw an amazing testimony about doctorovieobalucky@yahoo.com on how he was able to cure a man from herpes, this very man said wonderful things about Dr ovieoba, and advice we contact him for any Disease or Virus well i decided to give him a try, which i sent to him mail for help, and he prepared a healing portion,I am to take for 7 days, and after i should go back to my hospital for check up......After taking his portion i went back to my Hospital for check up, and now i have been confirmed No to Herpes I promised Doctor Francisco i will forever be in his debt if i can get well from Herpes but now i am getting my promises done and i don't know if there is anyone having this virus but if there is i will tell you as a friend to contact him for healing. doctorovieobalucky@yahoo.com is his Email ID or contact him on WhatsApp on 39 351 289 9632
gold berry
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September 23, 2019
Hey my name is gold berry...... @doctorovieobalucky has given me reasons to be happy, i was having herpes and all my effort i tried for treatment was not helpful, but when i came on the Internet searching for cure i saw an amazing testimony about doctorovieobalucky@yahoo.com on how he was able to cure a man from herpes, this very man said wonderful things about Dr ovieoba, and advice we contact him for any Disease or Virus well i decided to give him a try, which i sent to him mail for help, and he prepared a healing portion,I am to take for 7 days, and after i should go back to my hospital for check up......After taking his portion i went back to my Hospital for check up, and now i have been confirmed No to Herpes I promised Doctor Francisco i will forever be in his debt if i can get well from Herpes but now i am getting my promises done and i dont know if there is anyone having this virus but if there is i will tell you as a friend to contact him for healing. doctorovieobalucky@yahoo.com is his Email ID or contact him on WhatsApp on 39 351 289 9632
Rose daniel
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September 20, 2019
I still don’t know the right words to express my gratitude to this great man Dr. Aba. After been diagnosed of HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS in 2months ago, i was given so many health prescription and advice with no improvement, I totally lost hope, until i found testimonies of Great Dr. aba online research and on Facebook, Like anybody would be, I was very skeptical about contacting him, but i later did and he opened up to me and told me what was involved and he started the remedies for my health. Thank God, i was cured from herpes by the herbal medication I received from him. I never thought that herpes can be cured, from the bottom of my heart I'm truly grateful,i pray you have long life so you can help many more people on earth with your herbal medical support, You can Email him via email dr.abaherbalhome@gmail.com or for easy and fast communication you can also call or add him on whats-app with this mobile number 2348107155060, one thing i love most about DR aba is honestly, and he is very polite with his patience, everything he told me was what he did, and his herbal medicine are very affordable.    
Sonna Anderson
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September 17, 2019
Its a pleasure for me to write this testimony about how i got my Genital Herpes cured a month ago. i have been reading so many comments of some people who were cured from various diseases by Dr .Agbonhale, but i never believed them. I was hurt and depressed so I was too curious and wanted to try Dr. Agbonhale , then i contacted him through his email when i contact him, he assured me 100% that he will heal me, i pleaded with him to help me out. My treatment was a great success, he healed me just as he promised. he sent me his medication and ask me to go for check up after one weeks of taking the medication. i agreed with him i took this medication and went for check up a , to my greatest surprise my result was negative after the treatment, i am really happy that i am cured and healthy again. I have waited for 3weeks to be very sure i was completely healed before writing this testimony. I did another blood test one week ago and it was still Herpes negative. so i guess its time i recommend anyone going through Herpes HSV-1 or HSV-2, HIV, HPV, Hepatitis B, Diabetes, Cancer reach him through Email dragbonhaleherbalhome@gmail.com OR add on whatsapp 2349073130326.  
Elizabeth Matheus
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September 11, 2019
HELLO EVERYONE.. FEW MUNINETS TO REDY THIS INFOR ON HERPES CURE 2018..

2017 MY MOTHER WAS DIAGNOSED OF HERPES/ KNOWN AS GENITAL WARTS ,I SPENT A LOT OF MONEY ON HER MEDICATION TILL A POINT I EVEN LOST HOPE,BECAUSE MY MOTHER WAS GRADUALLY DYING AND LOST HER MEMORY TOO, I WAS SO DESPERATE TO GET MY MOTHER BACK TO NORMAL, ONE DAY MY UNCLE WHO LIVES IN LONDON UNITED KINGDOM TOLD ME ABOUT DR OLIHA ,WHO HELPED HIM GET RID OF HERPES /GENITAL WART WITH HERBAL MEDICINE AND HIS HERBAL SOAP ,I WAS SO SHOCKED WHEN HE TOLD ME ABOUT THIS ,ALTHOUGH I NEVER BELIEVE IN HERB BUT, I KEEP TO BELIEVE BECAUSE MY UNCLE CAN'T TELL ME LIES WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH CONDITION I CONTACTED DR OLIHA VIA HIS EMAIL; OLIHA.MIRACLEMEDICINE@GMAIL.COM , YOU CAN TALK TO HIM VIA CALL OR WHATSAPP MESSENGER ON 2349038382931 , HE REPLIED AND ASK ME TO SEND MY HOME ADDRESS AND MY MOTHER'S DETAIL AND THEN I PURCHASED THE HERBAL MEDICINE,SENT ME THE HERBAL MEDICINE THROUGH COURIER SERVICE, WHEN I RECEIVED THIS HERBAL MEDICINE USED IT FOR 2 WEEKS, AND 4 DAYS OF USAGE THE WARTS FELL OFF, MY MOTHER I NOW TOTALLY CURED AND MY MOTHER IS LIVING FREE AND HAPPY AGAIN. YOU CAN TALK TO DR VIA HIS MOBILE NUMBER OR WHATS APP HIM ON 2349038382931.ALL THANKS TO DOCTOR DR OLIHA  
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