The junior lifeguards going through the program at West Beach in Stamford have to learn everything from first aid to water rescues. While they were working hard, I got to spend some time in the sun photographing their class.
My favorite image came when the junior lifeguards were just about to start practicing first aid when one junior guard’s 5-year-old brother came to the guard stand with a scraped knee. Mark Nanarello, 11, right, carefully and kindly cleaned and bandaged Jack’s small cut. I thought it was a really sweet moment, since I imagine the brothers don’t always get along so adorably!