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RBP Juniors go into action in Rehoboth

Jul 01, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Rehoboth Beach Patrol Junior Lifeguard participant Victoria Evans, 6, grabs a buoy and practices running up the beach under the watchful eyes of RBP guard instructor Melinda Nanovsky.

The Rehoboth Beach Patrol Junior Guard program is in full swing, and the participants are learning skills to last a lifetime.

The program, started in 1997 with just 30 participants, has grown to 155 this summer. The program's purpose is to increase the self-confidence, physical conditioning and ocean awareness of program participants through their introduction to water safety, first aid and surf rescue techniques.

The program meets from 8 to 9 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is instructed by RBP lifeguards.

For more information, call the RBP at 302-227-2280.


RBP Junior Lifeguard instructor J. P. Williams gets some help carrying a stand into position from the youngest of the participants. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mairead Rishko, 5, puts the finishing touches on her castle during the sand castle competition in the young junior guard workout. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
RBP guard Brittany Luzik reviews an event with 6-year-old Liam Drevno. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
RBP guard Bri Hiltay instructs her young group on the proper way to build a landing mound. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Madison Harpster, 6, helps build a landing mound during Monday's practice. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
RBP guard Steph Taylor leads the young guards in a follow-the-leader workout soft sand run. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sebastian Scruggs, 6, grabs a buoy and runs the beach under the direction of Melinda Nanovsky during a cover drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
RBP Lt. Matt Matsko starts a charge of the junior guards during a water rescue drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
RBP Lt. Matt Matsko assists junior guards Kat Moore, 10, left, and Linley Hill, 8, during a water rescue drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sebastian Scruggs, 6, grabs a buoy and runs the beach under the direction of Melinda Nanovsky during a cover drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Nathan Shine, 10, and Macy Volp, 10, sprint out of the surf after a water rescue drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The RBP Junior Lifeguards are stretching out with the RBP staff before beginning the morning workout. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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