2011 SRA Junior Guard Program

posted Jun 20, 2011, 9:05 AM by Dan Offringa

Do you have a child 11-15 years old who would be interested in being a lifeguard at the SRA Pool in the future? Then we have the program for you!


Course participants learn all the basics of patron and pool safety during this 20 hour program. The Junior Guard Program will begin on July 9 from 2-5 p.m. at the SRA pool and will be taught by Mark Murray, our pool’s Facility Manager and Swim Coach of the Fort Belvoir swim team. Listed below is the schedule for the 2011 Junior Life Guard Program.


If you are interested in having your child participate, please contact Terri O'Connor at t.oconnor1225@verizon.net or Mark Murray at swmmurray@yahoo.com


2011 SRA Junior Guard Program Schedule

July 9-10, 16-17, 23-24. 

Time: 2-5 p.m. each day.

There will be a final exam on July 25 at 2 p.m. to conclude the course.



NOTE that in order to qualify to be a Lifeguard at SRA pool, a person must be certified by completing the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (which includes CPR and First Aid) course and be 16 years of age – however if your child has taken the Junior Guard Program at SRA (or has one year guard experience at an equivalent pool), they will be considered for SRA pool employment at age 15. 



FOR INFORMATION ON AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING courses, see the Fairfax County “Parktakes” brochure, or Fort Belvoir’s website, or contact Mark Murray.