San Clemente Neighborhood Beach Watch Free Training Tuesday November 17 2015

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San Clemente Neighborhood Beach Watch Free Training begins Tuesday November 17 2015.
The program is designed to make our beaches safer.
Neighborhood Beach Watch consists of a group of trained surfers, swimmers, and beachgoers who are dedicated to assisting others, saving lives, and creating a safer community.

The San Clemente Neighborhood Beach Watch program is at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the San Clemente Community Center Ole Hanson Fireside Room.

The San Clemente Community Center is located at 100 N. Calle Seville.

Have you ever witnessed someone who you thought might be in distress or have you been in a situation where you needed the assistance of a lifeguard?

Whether you’re a beach-goer who observes someone in distress and summons emergency personnel, or a surfer or swimmer who is trained to safely rescue someone, you can make a difference in someone’s life at the beach.

Each year lifeguards rescue thousands of swimmers in San Clemente alone.

Lifeguards can’t do it alone and need your help.

Partnering with lifeguards, local residents will be taught to recognize signs of swimmers in distress and how to respond by calling for help or safely assisting if necessary without becoming a victim yourself.

These tips and techniques are normally only taught to lifeguards.

The topics to be covered include:

• How to recognize rip currents and other ocean dangers

• 20 signs of swimmers in distress (“victim detection signs”)

• How to observe and call for help

• How to safely use surfboards and body boards as rescue tools

• How to assist injured swimmers & surfers

For more information please visit San Clemente Neighborhood Beach Watch.

For a Free Handout please visit The City of San Clemente .

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