Folsom Lake SRA Junior Lifeguards
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 Beal's 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, as well as a Junior Lifeguard competition down in Santa Cruz.
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 the Beal's Point park unit of Folsom Lake SRA . Demand is high for the limited number of spaces available so sign up early!
Please review the rules before signing up to ensure an enjoyable summer for all.