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JG Assistant Program

New for 2016!

      We are making some great new changes to the Youth Aid Program!  We have given a new name to the position that was previously called “Youth Aid.”  The new position title is “Junior Lifeguard Assistant,” which better represents the job’s characteristics.  Below we have bulleted the major changes:

New Tryout Format for Junior Lifeguard Assistants

  • Tryout swim test and run swim run:  If you complete the swim and run swim run (15 minute time limit), you qualify to attend a Junior Lifeguard Assistant Orientation.

  • If you complete a 4 hour Junior Lifeguard Assistant Orientation, you qualify to be a Junior Lifeguard Assistant.

  • Junior Lifeguard Assistants will only be responsible for one JG session.  However, if anyone wants to participate in both sessions, they will be allowed to do so.

  • All Junior Lifeguard Assistants will be required to pay the program fee.

  • All Junior Lifeguard Assistants will qualify for approximately 130 hours of community service hours per session.

  • All Junior Lifeguard Assistants will be allowed to purchase one O’Neill wetsuit through our Lifeguard Association discount (approximately 40% off).

  • All Junior Lifeguard Assistants are required to be 15-16 years of age and must have previously completed at least one summer of Junior Lifeguards.


The Job

  • All Junior Lifeguard Assistants will participate in the program activities alongside the rest of the kids.  However, at certain times throughout the program, they will be called on to assist the instructors with tasks when needed.

  • All Junior Lifeguard Assistants will be expected to demonstrate qualities such as leadership, maturity, and responsibility while acting as a mentor and motivating their peers.

  • This new position will allow Junior Lifeguard Assistants to participate in the program as a normal Junior Lifeguard, but with an emphasis on assisting the instructors and coaching their peers.


      We want to give more kids the opportunity to become Junior Lifeguard Assistants, helping them gain life experience in a positive and professional environment.  While Junior Lifeguard Assistants will not be responsible for making rescues or performing medical aids, they will be given the opportunity throughout the session to learn more about these skills.   We want to encourage all 15 and 16 year olds to tryout and become a Junior Lifeguard Assistant.


JG Assistant Tryout

The tryout will be held on Sunday May 22nd, 2016;  9:00 am @ Dunes Beach.

The tryout will consist of a 500 yard open ocean swim with a maximum time limit of 15 minutes. Candidates who complete the swim in the allotted time with qualify for the Run-Swim-Run portion of the tryout which will consist of a 100yard run- 200 yard swim-100 yard run.

After successfully comleteing the tryout, canidates will be required to attend a 4 hour orientation on the same day at our Ranger Station on Kelly Ave. 

Things to bring to the tryout:
Parent or Legal Guardian
Swim cap and goggles if preferred
Clothes/ towel to keep warm
School Identification, California Identification Card, or California Drivers License

Fins will not be allowed