ISLA International Projects 2012 – 2013
Projects are listed in order of their occurrence through the year (June 2012 – June 2013).
Dates: June – July 2012
Project Description: ISLA partnered with the Imperial Beach Lifeguard Association and the Tijuana Fire Department to share lifesaving skills and information, while volunteer lifeguarding in various areas of Baja.
Dates: November 16-25, 2012
Project Description: The ISLA instructor teams held two Basic Open Water Lifeguard Training Courses. This trip is part of the third stage of the ISLA DR Initiative, which started as an effort to reduce injuries and death from drowning and to establish a lifeguard agency in the DR
Semana Santa Trips (Easter 2013)
Dates:Multiple Dates are available for each trip: Nicaragua: 3/20-4/4 DR: 3/31-3/31
Project Details: Nicaragua: ISLA volunteers will be teaching the Open Water Rescue Course and patroling the beaches with the Nicaraguan Red Cross/Red Crescent volunteer lifeguards. DR: ISLA volunteers will be offering a Junior Lifeguard Camp and patroling the beaches with the DR lifeguards.
Project Details: ISLA volunteers will be scouting in Costa Rica to see what type of training, resources, equipment the Costa Rican guards need. While their down there the volunteers will be noting the needs, watching the operations, sharing their knowledge, and donating equipment.
*All projects are subject to change