North Texas, June 26, 2014 — When you take your children to a public pool or water park this summer, you want to know with certainty that the lifeguard on duty knows what to do in the event of an emergency. On Friday and Saturday, June 27-28, 44 lifeguard teams, 10 of them Junior Lifeguard Teams, from across Texas and Oklahoma will gather together for the annual “North Texas Guard Games," a competition where lifeguards are tested on their ability to recognize and treat a spinal injury, perform a water rescue and CPR, respond to active and passive drowning victims and more.
• Friday, June 27, 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Saturday, June 28, 8:00a.m.-Noon
• Civic Center Pool, 515 S. Bell Avenue, Denton, Texas
A child can drown in as little as one inch of water so it’s critical to keep constant eye contact while children are in the water. It is best to take kids to an establishment with a certified lifeguard. All families with a backyard pool should have at least one adult trained in CPR and First Aid.
If you’re interested in becoming a trained lifeguard, contact the North Texas Aquatics Association for details at www.northtexasaquatics.com