May 04, 2019 1 min read

Slyde Handboards are proud to support the California Junior Lifeguards for summer 2019 and beyond.

For 27 years the exceptional CAJG program has been providing positive messages & experiences on ocean safety and awareness to kids in Southern California.

If you have a grom, this program is a must attend this summer. 
It provides vitamin sea in a beach front classroom, alongside a great community.

The amazing program outline includes the following: 
(newly added Slyde softop gromboards to the mix) 

 Health and physical fitness
• Stretching and aerobic exercises
• Proper nutrition
• Alcohol and drug use prevention
• Skin cancer prevention/Sun protection

• Red Cross basic life support training
• Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.)
First-aid for injuries
• Treatment and protection of C-Spine (neck injuries)

 Rescue Techniques
• Preventive lifeguarding skills
• Identification of ocean conditions
• Rescue paddleboard training
• Distressed swimmers
• Mock ocean rescues

 Educational Activities
• Project Wipeout (Prevention of C-Spine injuries)
• Local Fire, Sheriff, and Harbor Patrol presentations
Oceanography and marine biology
• Environmental impacts and issues

 Recreational Activities
• Basic surfing and bodyboarding, handboarding instruction
• Free-swim periods
Beach games and competitions
• Crazy-hair days, sandwich day, and cookie day

Watch The Adventure Unfold→

Slyde Handboards California JR Guards

Michelle Michalak
Michelle Michalak

Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.