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The California State Park Junior Lifeguard program is designed for kids ages 8-16 and is dedicated to sharing beach and ocean safety information with its participants as well as providing a program of physical fitness, first aid, CPR and exposure to ocean oriented sports and activities, including competitions and traditional workouts such as swimming and running.

About the program

Image of the 2016 JG sessionThe North Coast Junior Lifeguard program’s goal is to educate the community’s youth about ocean safety and recreation. Through extensive ocean interaction, exploration, and recreation, the North Coast Junior Guards gain a well-rounded education that can be utilized on and off the beach. After a session at the beach, each Junior Guard will have a heightened awareness and knowledge of the expansive Pacific Ocean and its dangerous, yet wonderful, coastline.

A typical day at North Coast Junior Guards starts with stretches and an assessment of the current ocean conditions, which prepares junior guards for the day’s events. These events can include run-swim-runs, buoy swims, boogie boarding, body surfing, surfing, lectures on topics such as lifeguard skills (rescues and first aid), and shoreline games and activities. These events are aimed to educate each Junior Guard on how to maneuver the ever changing ocean conditions, the importance of a daily workout, and maximizing the enjoyment of image of JG's on paddle boardsliving on the coast side.

Every summer the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation offers two two-week session held at North Coast State Beaches. Demand is expected to be 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.


IMPORTANT DATES

2017 Jr. Lifeguard Tryouts
(New JG's must attend one tryout session and successfully complete)
(If you are a returning Jr. Guard no tryout is needed)

June 10th & 24th
11am - 12pm (both days)
Arcata Community Pool

(To secure a spot in the program prior to tryouts, send your application in with a $50.00 deposit, to.)
North Coast Junior Lifeguard Program
4150 Patrick's Point Dr.
Trinidad, CA 95570  
(The tuition balance of $350.00 will be due upon completion of the required tryouts.)


2017 Program Dates
2017 Session I - July 10th - July 21st
2017 Session II - July 24th - August 4th

10am - 3pm (M-F)
Moonstone Beach / Trinidad State Beach