Folsom Lake SRA Junior Lifeguards
IMPORTANT 2019 UPDATES:
Junior Lifeguard Families,
We are excited to be getting ready for the 2019 season. We will be offering two four-week programs at Beals Point in Granite Bay, California.
Session 1: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 through Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
Session 2: Monday, July 8th, 2019 through Friday, August 2nd, 2019
The program runs daily from 9am until 3pm.
We have done our best to accomodate local school district schedules as well as travel plans for 4th of July. Please be advised, we will not be offering a discount for school conflicts.
Additionally, please remember that the camping trip is not supervised by program staff and you will need to be in attendance with your child or make accommodations to have your child attend with another family if you wish for your child to attend the camping trip. The camping trip provides meaningful experience to teaching children about other water environments. The dates and location for the camping trip will be posted to the calendars page and are available on our facebook page.
We are working hard on getting registration and updated session calendars posted. You can expect this information to be available in early 2019. Please follow us on our social media, facebook at Folsom Lake Junior Lifeguards or instagram @Folsomjrlifeguards for alerts on when this information will become available.
Registration will open on Friday, March 1st, 2019.
To prepare for registration, we suggest that you make a profile and add your child or children as a dependent before you go to register in the program. Use the registration page located to the right -> for more detailed instructions. If you have an account you utilized last year, please be sure to utilize the same account again this year.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
The Folsom Lake SRA Junior Lifeguard program’s goal is to educate the community’s youth about aquatic safety and high quality outdoor recreation. Through extensive aquatic interaction, exploration, and recreation, the Folsom Lake SRA Junior Guards gain a well-rounded education that can be utilized on and off the beach. After four weeks of training on Beals Point swim beach, each Junior Guard will have a heightened awareness and knowledge of Folsom Lake and its dangerous, yet wonderful, environment.
A typical day at Folsom Lake SRA Junior Guards starts with stretches and an assessment of the current lake conditions, which prepares them for the day’s events. These events can include run-swim-runs, buoy swims, kayaking, paddleboarding, lectures on topics such as lifeguard skills (rescues and first aid), and shoreline games and activities. These events are designed to educate each Junior Guard on how to safely and effectively respond in the ever changing aquatic environment within the greater Sacramento area, and stresses the importance of a daily workout and maximizing the enjoyment of recreating within California's State Parks.
Each session will include a field trip to some local venues, such as rafting down the American River and touring the Nimbus Fish Hatchery.
Field trips and competitions are a great way to visit and learn about other aquatic environments and Junior Lifeguard programs.
Every summer the State of California - Department of Parks and Recreation offers two four-week sessions held at Beals Point swim beach . Demand is high for the limited number of spaces available so sign up early!
Please review the rules and policies before signing up to ensure an enjoyable summer for all.