Lifeguard season starts Tuesday

Staff Writer
Walton Sun
South Walton Fire District (SWFD) lifeguards will report to their 10 tower locations beginning March 1, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

South Walton Fire District (SWFD) lifeguards will report to their 10 tower locations beginning March 1, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

This is the 11th season that the Beach Safety and Education Program, a partnership between the SWFD and the South Walton Tourist Development Council (TDC), will be in place, according to a press release from the SWFD.

New and returning lifeguards completed their annual 84-hour training academy which consisted of medical training, surf rescue techniques and beach and water surveillance techniques along with complete strength and stamina conditioning.

“Keeping our swimmers safe is our number one priority. We are proud of the men and women that have completed this rigorous training and are ready to protect our beach visitors,” said David Vaughan Beach Safety Director.

For further information, please contact Sammy Sanchez, Fire Marshal or visit our website at www.swfd.org