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Santa Cruz State Junior Lifeguards

Please check back in the Fall for 2019 Junior Lifeguard dates!


About the Program:


The Junior Lifeguard Program emphasizes: Teamwork, Leadership, and Aquatic Safety while introducing young people to aquatic recreational and professional opportunities. The program is designed to provide quality water safety education while improving young people's physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves, their parents, and their peers.

Two sessions are offered. Each four week session runs from 10:00am until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost for one session is $440.00.*

Our Program instructors are California State Lifeguards, who are trained in advanced first aid and rescue techniques and in most cases were junior guards themselves. It is for this reason that when you enroll your child into JG's you can rest assured that he or she is under the best of care.

2019 Important Dates

Junior Lifeguard Tryouts
(New JG's must attend one tryout session and successfully complete the swim test)
(If you are a returning State Junior Guard, no tryout is needed)
(All participants MUST register prior to Tryouts)
Please check back for 2019 dates

2019 Program Dates
Rio Del Mar State Beach (Platforms)
(Ages 6-15):
Session I: check back soon
Session II: check back soon

Manresa State Beach
(Ages 9-15):
Session I: check back soon
Session II: check back soon

Twin Lakes State Beach
(Ages 9-15):
Session I: check back soon
Session II: check back soon

*Registration prices subject to change