The Cascade Aquatic and Recreation Center makes providing our local youth with the skills and knowledge to be confident and safe in and near the water a priority. Because of our location and the abundance of natural aquatic-related recreational opportunities in our area, we chose to create a specialized program that will offer youth ages 8-15 years old the opportunity to gain specialized aquatic training. The Junior Lifeguard program is geared for those who are interested in learning water safety and possibly pursuing a future aquatics job! This course occurs once a week for two hours over the span of ten weeks. Students will learn about topics such as Recreational Water Illness and prevention, universal precautions and proper handling of contaminated items, how to recognize distress and help a swimmer recover, basic first aid and basic life support, AED operation, CPR, and how to lifeguard at different venues. After successful completion of the course, Junior Lifeguards will receive a free month long pool membership and a custom lifeguard sweatshirt.