Children learn the joys of water sports, protection strategies

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KAPAA — Keiki rotated in anticipation as a Kauai Fire Department hearth truck pulled as much as the Wailua Beach Park on Saturday. Their eyes had been complete of pleasure as firemen showed them the bells and whistles that decorate the truck, shining brightly under the stainless morning sunshine.
“What is that this for?” asked one inquisitive keiki. KPD firefighter Iran Nishi took the time to expose the Keiki exactly what the knobs and levers do whilst turned at the truck and the way they fight fires to keep the community safe.
Nishi and the alternative firemen have been all smiles as they got here down to teach the Keiki what they do for a provider of their community and how to exercise quality safety procedures themselves.
The firemen and the KFD truck had been there as a part of the annual Splash Day placed on by the Pu‘uwai Canoe Club and Brian Curl. In addition to the KPD, Cleves Harbaugh, schooling lieutenant for Ocean Safety, become there to assist the youngster’s research ocean protection in conjunction with Natalie Senyk or teach “Nat” as the Keiki call her, a personal teacher with the Kauai Athletic Club.
“Brian asked me if I could come and communicate to the children approximately energy schooling,” Senyk said. “So we pointed out electricity schooling and how that interprets to being secure and fast at the water.”
One of the highlights for Senyk became when she asked the children if any of them knew what a “burpee exercising” is.
“I love when I requested them, ‘How lots of what burpees are?’” Senyk stated of the extreme squat thrust exercising recurring. “People that do exercise don’t like burpees as it’s a definitely difficult exercise and they had been all like, ‘I realize!’ So I told them to show me your burpees.”
The 20 or so keiki that attended the occasion was given to spend a little time at the water.
There had been six stand-up paddleboards, donated to be used with the aid of Jonathan Wilson, and two six-man or woman outrigger canoes to be had for the kids. The Keiki had been taught safe water sports techniques and spent a while at the Wailua inside the cool waters.
The annual occasion saw fewer members than in previous years, but that didn’t prevent the forty or so people that did attend from having a laugh because the group coated up for a picture.
“Is this a picture that we give the shocker for, or not,” one firefighter said with amusing.

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