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Life guarded beaches?

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Life guarded beaches?

With much talk about recent drowning s it has made me wonder and maybe a bit apprehensive about swimming on Kauai.

Has there ever been drowning s on life guarded beaches? When hours of the day do the life guards operate?

Kauai, Hawaii
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1. Re: Life guarded beaches?

Yes there are drownings where there are lifeguards. I know an older tourist died at Poipu this past year.

To get info about lifeguards, visit: http://www.kauaiexplorer.com/kauai_beaches/ and press lifegaurded to see where they are stationed.

Although a bit dated, you can learn about drownings on the island here:


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2. Re: Life guarded beaches?

Aloha from Kaua'i!

Unfortunately simply swimming at a beach that is being patrolled by a lifeguard does not ensure that you'll be completely safe - while those beaches are undoubtedly safer than any others on the island -

drownings do occur for many reasons (some health related such as heart attacks).

There are no 100% guarantees - just a vastly improved chance of having a safe swimming experience at a beach park with a lifeguard.

Malama Pono,


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3. Re: Life guarded beaches?

Aloha from Princeville...

Lifeguards are at their posts from early morning, until nearly sunset -- 7 days a week -- at the beaches listed on www.kauaiexplorer.com

Before going into the water, ASK THE LIFEGUARD WHERE TO SWIM OR SNORKEL! Sorry to shout, but this is something visitors rarely (if ever) do. They want you to be safe and, if necessary, will re-direct you to another (safer) beach for that day.

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