Sign Up


     Priority Registration is CLOSED for past participants. Email us at or call us at 650 726 8806 to get info on sign ups.

      A major change starting last year is that our registration will no longer be through Active: replacing Active is Reserve California which is CA State Park’s new website.  On Reserve California, customers are able to reserve State Park camping sites, Jrguards, and all State Park activities like Ano Nuevo seal tours and Hearst castle tours.  This is a state wide change and all state JG programs will use Reserve California for Registration and Uniforms.



     If you are new to the Half Moon Bay Junior Lifeguard program, DO NOT register until you have attended one of our three tryouts.  If your child successfully passes the tryout, you will then be given instructions on how to register.

     For new participants, please show up to one of our tryouts on May 4th, May 18th, or July 6th.  Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, as there are a limited number of slots available.  All new applicants will be allowed to register after successfully passing a swim test at one of our tryouts.  New applicants MUST be 9 years old before the session begins.  If anyone who did not participate in last summer's program registers before they are given a passcode at our tryout, they will be taken off the list and charged a service fee in order to be refunded. 

You can get started by going to Reserve California and creating an account for your family. Once an account is created, log in then you are able to create dependents (your kids) under your household. This will make registering for JGs easier as their info is already in the system. State Parks will not sell any of your info and this is one reason we are no longer with Active as they could not guarantee the security of personal information. If you’ve gone camping with State Parks this year you may have an account already.

 Sign Up Instructions: Click Link for sesion you have earned a spot in. Click "Sign Up Now" at bottom of page. Click create new account and fill out all info. Re click link and sign in if it spits you away from signup page. follow prompts until registration is complete.

If you are having trouble signing up contact the help desk located at the bottom of Reserve California webpage 1-800-444-7275.

Session 1


Session 2


If you would like to be a part of the Half Moon Bay Junior Lifegaurd program please attend one of our three HMBJG tryouts at the Half Moon Bay High School pool. Be sure to plan ahead to have four weeks free as to avoid missing any days at JGs. If you're a past participant you may sign up online as soon as registration opens.

From all the Half Moon Bay Junior Guard and State Parks Staff;
We hope to see you down at the beach!