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JG Youth Aid

New for 2017!

      We are making some great new changes to the Youth Aid Program this year!

The Youth Aid Tryout is a 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 Youth Aid Orientation.

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

  • Junior Lifeguard Youth Aids 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 Youth Aids will be required to pay the program fee.

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

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

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


We want to give more kids the opportunity to become Junior Lifeguard Youth Aids, helping them gain life experience in a positive and professional environment.  While Junior Lifeguard  Youth Aids will not be responsible for making rescues or performing medical aids, however 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 JG Youth Aids.


JG Youth Aid Tryout

The tryout will be held on Saturday May 13th, 2017;  8:00 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 100 yard 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