LI kids learning to lifeguard in junior program

Long Island

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — They may be too young to vote or too young to drive, but Long Island kids as young as 8 are learning you’re never too young to learn how to save a life.

Lifeguard training for these junior lifesavers is underway in the town of Hempstead. PIX11 News photojournalist Keith Lopez went out to witness their training. Hempstead has never had a drowning at any of its six oceanfront beaches in its 86-year history.

You can find more information about the program at the town’s website.

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