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TO ENROLL, All Junior Lifeguard Applicants MUST:

1. Create an Account on THEN sign up on or after Sunday, March 31st at 9am. The program is first-come, first served and only the first 125 applications per session will be accepted, so please sign up early.

2. Returning participants must sign up, but do not need to attend tryout.

3. New participants must be enrolled before tryouts and complete the tryout at the Monterey Sports Center. Refer to the  "Important Dates" page for more specifics.  

Please note that the program is first-come, first-served. Be prepared to sign up early and enter all information accurately.  We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!


We are in the process of switching to a new registration system, Reserve California, which will be utilized by all of the California State Parks Junior Lifeguard Programs statewide. In the meantime, to get a head start, you can create an account on Reserve California to expedite your time on registration day. Each HOUSEHOLD (parent/guardian) must create an account and add dependents (each child you wish to enroll in JGs). To create a profile account, please follow these steps:


2-Click on “Create Account” in the upper right corner of the page

3-Fill out the “New Customer” page with YOUR (parent or guardian) information

4-When finished, click the “Create Account” button

5-Once your account is created, click the “Your Account” tab at the top of the homepage

6-Click “Your Dependents”

7-Click “Add Person”

8-Fill out all information for YOUR CHILD/JGMAKE SURE TO INCLUDE THE BIRTHDATE!!! You cannot register the day of, if you have not entered in the correct birthdate information for each child!!

9-Click “Add Dependent”

Repeat steps 7-9 for each child that you plan to attend the Junior Lifeguard Program

Upon successful completion of creating your Reserve California profile, you should receive a confirmation email of your new account.

Please Note:  The "Register Now" icon below will not be active prior to the sign up date on Sunday, March 31st at 9am.

*If you are trying out to be an Assistant - DO NOT register and sign up.  Please send us an email of interest and show up to the Assitant tryouts at 9am, May 11th @ Monterey State Beach (south end of the 'TIDES' Hotel).  In your email please be sure to include your date of birth,  email address, and phone number.

Session 1 Register Now!
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