Beach Lifeguards

The Fire Department and Lifeguard Services are dedicated to providing the community with safe beaches. Parents are reminded that children require constant supervision at the beach. Lifeguards suggest that parents dress their children in brightly colored clothing and memorize what they are wearing before arriving at the beach. City officials also recommend that parents keep recent photographs of their children with them at all times, in case they are separated. Finally, kids should know that lifeguards are "safe strangers," who are there to help. Make sure children are able to give their name, the name of a parent and their phone number to a lifeguard if they are lost.

All parents and children should check the ocean conditions flags located on all lifeguard towers. These flags alert swimmers to possible swimming dangers, such as rip currents. Families should also select a landmark, such as a lifeguard tower, to serve as a meeting point if anyone gets separated during the day.

Additionally, beach visitors are reminded to follow all beach regulations and lifeguard instructions. Some of these regulations include the prohibition of glass bottles and alcohol on beaches, as well as both the south and north ends of the beach are "surfing only" zones from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Furthermore, it is advisable that parents discourage children from digging large holes or tunnels on the beach and to never send a child into a public restroom alone.

Lifeguards are on duty on public beaches from 9 a.m. to dusk every day throughout the year. Coronado Lifeguard staff is certified by the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) as an "Advanced Lifeguard Agency" in national training and equipment standards.

Junior Lifeguard News:

CORONADO JUNIOR LIFEGUARDS
WHO: Boys and Girls - 9 to 17 years old
WHERE: Coronado Beach @ Ocean Blvd. and Isabella Ave.
WHAT: A great way for young people to spend the summer. Classes are designed to teach environmental awareness, water safety, CPR and first aid in an exciting and interesting environment. Students will enjoy games, competition, field trips, and various water activities such as swimming, paddle boarding, snorkeling and kayaking. Instructors are experienced beach lifeguards with a background in teaching and coaching. This program is physically challenging, mentally stimulating and it gives participants an idea of what it is to be a lifeguard.
 
CORONADO SURF AWARENESS
WHO: Boys and Girls- 6 to 8 years old
WHERE: Coronado Beach @ Ocean Blvd. and Isabella Ave.
WHAT: A great way for young people to spend the summer. Classes are designed to teach environmental awareness, water safety, and an introduction to lifeguarding skills in an exciting and interesting environment. Students will enjoy games and various water activities such as swimming, body boarding, body surfing, and board surfing. Instructors are experienced beach lifeguards with a background in teaching and coaching.

See the flyers below for more information and an application.

 


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