Updated May 1st, 2023 


Welcome to the Monterey Junior Lifeguards Website: 

Summer is almost upon us and time for JG's to start up again.  We now have our Session Calendars available in the 'CALENDAR' tab.  Please take a look so you can plan accordingly and remember - we will not be riding busses up to the Santa Cruz and Capitola competitions this year.  Parents will need to plan and carpool if their child wishes to attend.  We will be sending out JG welcome email letters one week before each Session starts which will have all the information you need to be prepared.  Uniform items will be available for purchase on site during the first 3 days of each Session as well.

2023 Session 1:  JUNE 12th- JUNE 30th

2023 Session 2:  JULY 10th- JULY 28th

We hope everyone has a great rest of the school year and we look forward to seeing you at Monterey JG's this summer!

For more than 50 years, the Junior Lifeguard Program has emphasized teamwork, leadership and aquatic safety while introducing young people, ages 9 to 16, to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities. The State of California values programs such as this one, but it is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the junior lifeguards, their families and program instructors. State Parks will consult with public safety partners and health experts on how to move forward with future programs.

Follow State Parks on social media - Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – or visit for the most up-to-date information on how the department is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

*Prior to registration, you must create an account on and list the JG's you would like to enroll as dependants on your account.  Please visit our 'Sign Up' page link for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to register.  Please note that the links to register will not be active until date and time registration opens (April 2nd, 2023 @ 8am).


2023 Session Dates:

Session 1:  JUNE12TH -JUNE 30TH  

Session 2:  JULY 10TH - JULY 28TH

Cost:  $475 per Session


Summer Activities:

This unique program gives local youth in Monterey County the opportunity to receive instruction and practice in ocean safety awareness skills, paddle boarding, body surfing, surfing, snorkeling, calisthenics, self rescue and more! This program gives youth the opportunity to be in top physical condition as well as develop ocean awareness skills not only for their own benefit, but also for the long term maitnenance and preservation of the ocean environment.   

WHO: Boys and Girls Ages: 9-16
WHERE:  Monterey State Beach (Roberts parking lot on the South end of Sand Dunes Drive next to Tides Hotel)
WHEN: Monday-Friday (9am-2pm) 

*Due to unforseen conditions and regulations, ALL information subject to change.



This is just a glimpse at our COVID-19 guidelines that were in place in accordance with county health guidelines for summer 2021.  

  • Participants will be placed in smaller groups. 
  • Participants & their parents will be required to notify Lifeguard staff of any exposures or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Equipment will be sanitized daily after each use.
  • Participants will be expected to sanitize their hands throughout the day using hand sanitizer and/or washing hands at hand washing stations. 
  • Masks will be required to be worn during low exertion activities. No masks will be used for water based activities, but social distances practices will be in place.
  • Masks and sanitization practices will not replace the need for six feet of social distancing between participants.