Members of the Douglas County Search and Rescue Team found time to present a plaque thanking the Carson Valley Swim Center on Tuesday.
The team and the swim center have a long relationship, with East Fork providing training space and the team
“The partnership and commitment they have toward one another goes well beyond providing training space to SAR, at no cost,” Director Shannon Harris said. “It touches the lives of our youth and families through the Swim Lesson Program where Douglas County Search and Rescue facilitates ‘Safety Day’ during the summer lesson program that educates students on how to avoid dangerous situations when in and around water, and the facility provides space for water skills training for SAR members.”
Harris said committing to the training a fitness of the search team is something the center is honored to do.
“The value attached to the relationship the Swim Center has with the amazing people who make up the Douglas County Search and Rescue Team cannot be measured in money,” she said. “You never know when you yourself will need them to rescue you at your worse.”
The search team and the swim center also host a two-week junior lifeguard program for children age 11-15.
The course includes basic water safety, CPR and first-aid, and lifeguard training. Douglas County Search and Rescue provides instruction on rafting and boat safety.
“When these two organizations come together they play a significant role in making Douglas County even stronger,” Harris said.