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The 2023 Hawaiian Lifeguard Association Junior Lifeguard Leadership Challenge is in the books; the event held in Waikīkī is the culmination of the 2023 Hawai’i Beach and Aquatic Safety Week. The new format focuses on bringing together the top participants from each island to compete in a mixed island team challenge to showcase skill, teamwork and camaraderie amongst the junior guards and instructors.⁣ ⁣

The Ama OluKai Foundation is proud to sponsor the Junior Lifeguard Program and the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association to support keeping Hawaiian waters safe for everyone.⁣ ⁣

Mahalo to all the volunteers, keiki, parents, lifeguards and sponsors who help make this program available across five islands.⁣ ⁣

Featuring:

Kalani Vierra – President, Hawaiian Lifeguard Association; Kauai Fire and Ocean Safety Bureau, Operation Chief

Eli Hazlet – Maui Junior Lifeguard⁣

Kurt Lager – Assistant Chief of the Ocean Safety Division: City & County of Honolulu⁣

Po’okela Silva – Kauai Junior Lifeguard⁣