Folsom Lake SP Junior Lifeguards
There are two sessions each summer at Folsom Lake.
The Folsom Lake State Junior Lifeguards conduct swim tryouts to insure that your son or daughter qualify to enroll in the program.
100 yard, head-down freestyle swim in less than 5 minutes.
Tread water for 3 minutes
Swim underwater for 10 yards
Be sure to bring a swim suit, swim cap and goggles.
The following dates have been scheduled:
When: June 8th - Session I
July 13th - Session II
Where: Sierra College, Campus aquatic facility, at 9:00am sharp
Swim starts at 9:00am, be early
*assistant tryout will be held at 11am, Beals Point, Folsom Lake
Time: 9:00 am - Participants
11:00 am - Assistants
Call (916) 791-1007 for more information
- $450.00 per child/session.
- $400.00 each additional child in family.
Please contact our office about financial aid and military discounts. All financial aid is given out on a first come first served basis and is based on the Federal School Lunch guidelines.
A Typical Fun Day!
Your day begins in your squads at 9am with a warm up led by our Instructors and Youth Aids. Warm up includes stretching, sit ups and push-ups to build core strength followed by a daily vitamin or workout consisting of varied running and swimming distances. When you have completed the daily workout, you will return to the JG area and prepare for the LESSON AND ACTIVITY of the day.
Lesson topics include beach and lake safety, first aid and CPR, the conservation of the environment and proper use of lifeguard equipment and emergency procedures. When the lesson ends JG’s are given a period of free time for lunch and activities. During this time they can use the equipment to paddle board, kayak, swim, dive the buoy line, use Instructors life tubes, and play on the beach. Equipment includes paddle boards, flags, balls, cones, Assistant Instructors tubes, kayaks and paddles. All of this is provided by the State Parks of California and kept in the Folsom Lake Junior Guard arena under close supervision by the guards.
In the afternoon, there will be another small workout in the form of a competition, activity or exploration of Folsom Lake State Park.
Activities include water polo, soccer, capture the flag, ninja, dodge ball as well as different beach competition games such as flags and relays to help prepare the Junior Guards for the upcoming Santa Cruz competitions.
At the end of the day JG’s will pack up their stuff and preform a beach clean-up as needed. A quick review of the day’s lesson topic will be performed to finish off a typical Junior Guard day. Students will be released at 3:00 pm sharp for parent pick up.