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***Registration will open
Monday March 31 at 7am!***

New for 2014!
Online registration open for ALL participants (new and returning) on March 31st at 7:00AM.  Spots are limited and historically have filled up quickly.  All Participants MUST register prior to Tryouts.

Waitlists will be done online!!! If the category you wish to sign up for is not present when you go to register, it is full. Look for the same categories waitlist and go through the registration process for the waitlist. You will be charged $1 to get your participants name on the waitlist. You will be notified by the Junior Lifeguard coordinator if a spot opens up.


2014 Program Locations and Dates:

Seacliff State Beach (ages 6-15):
Session I - June 16th - July 11th, 2014
Session II - July 21th - Aug 15th, 2014

Manresa State Beach (ages 9-15):
Session I - June 16th - July 11th, 2014
Session II - July 21th - Aug 15th, 2014

Twin Lakes State Beach (ages 9-15):
Session I - June 16th - July 11th, 2014
Session II - July 21th - Aug 15th, 2014

New Participants:

To enroll, first-time Junior Lifeguards must:

1. Sign up begins 7:00 AM on March 31st.  The program is first-come, first served and numbers are limited, so please sign up early. You MUST register prior to attending the tryout!!!

2. Complete the tryout at Cabrillo College. Applicants ages 9-15 must be able to swim 100 yds continuously, swim 10 yds under water and tread water for three minutes. Applicants ages 6-8 must be able to swim 50 yds continuously, swim 10 yds under water, and tread water for three minutes.Please make sure your child has these skills before signing them up. If your child does not pass the test, we will issue a partial refund. However, refunds can take up to six months.

Please note that the program is first-come, first-served. We will not accept applications without payment or missing information (i.e. signatures etc.). Keep in mind that once we reach capacity, we will not accept any more applications. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!

Returning Participants:

For returning families, simply click on the link below and you’ll be taken to our new active network page where you’ll be able to register for Session 1, Session 2 or both! If you participated in the program last year, you will not have to complete the swim test.

Please make sure you are signing up for the right beach and the right age group!!! The dates and locations for the 2014 Junior Lifeguard session have been posted above.

All past participants need to come to Cabrillo College on one of the try-out dates (April 19th or May 18th) to pick up your free uniform T-shirt as well as purchase any additional uniform items. Look at the uniform tab on the right for details.

Program Fees*:

Each Session cost sessions: $400.00.
* May see aditional registration/ processing charges from *
*One time charge of $10 for CSLSA membership (only pay once even if you are doing both sessions because the membership is annual)
There are no discounts for siblings.
Cost Includes: Uniform T-shirt.
*Registration prices subject to change

The Santa Cruz State Junior Lifeguard Program accepts all major credit or debit cards. No other forms of payment will be accepted.
Tuition assistance is available upon request, and applications are due MARCH 1st, 2014. For more information click here.
If you are interested in making a donation please contact us at (831) 476-4992.

Tryout Information
The Junior Lifeguard Program is not a “learn to swim” school. Therefore, prospective students are screened at a tryout to see if they have the minimum skills needed to safely participate in and benefit from the Junior Lifeguard Program. The instructors approve a child's skill level based upon successful completion of the test as well as the child's swimming competence and confidence. We reserve the right to refuse admittance if it is felt a student will adversely affect the safety and welfare of themselves and or others in the program. All new students must successfully complete the testing process to be eligible for the program (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Click To View Tryout Information

New Participant Tryout Dates:
April 19th, 2014 - 10:30-2:00 @ Cabrillo College - 6500 Soquel Dr.
May 18th, 2014 - 10:30-2:00 @ Cabrillo College - 6500 Soquel Dr.
NOTE: Groups fill up on a first come first serve basis.

Uniform pickup and sales will be available at the tryout location. Swimsuits and board shorts provided by Original Waterman and Jerry's Sports.
Uniform items payable by personal check or cash