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If the age category you wish to enroll in is not shown, it is full. 
Please email the JG Coordinator at, to be added to the waitlist.

Session 1 Enrollment has ended 

Manresa Session 2
Group A(ages 14-15)-- full. contact the JG Coordinator to be added to the waitlist
Group B (age 12-13): register here
Group C (age 9-11): register here 


Important 2018 Registration Info


 We are in the process of switching to a new registration system, Reserve California, which will be utilized by all of the California State Parks Junior Lifeguard Programs statewide. In the meantime, to get a head start, you can create a profile on Reserve California to expedite your time on registration day. Each HOUSEHOLD (parent/guardian) must create a profile and add dependents (each child you wish to enroll in JGs). To create an account on ReserveCalifornia, please follow the steps below, or visit our Sign Up page for more info: 

Step 1: To create an account, please visit

Step 2: Add your Dependents (each child you wish to enroll in JGs), by following the instructions here

 If you have any questions regarding setting up your account on ReserveCalifornia, please contact the ReserveCalifornia Contact Center at 1-800-444-7275, 8am-6pm (Pacific Standard Time).




The aim of our program is to provide a safe place where participants can be instructed in a variety of skills pertaining to the lifeguarding profession and the aquatic environment. Instructors will introduce participants to basic CPR skills, First Aid, rescue techniques, and lifeguarding procedures. We also include an interpretive component that provides information about the ocean habitats and local ecosystems.

Unique to Manresa:

  • Large open Beach
  • Smaller program with more intructor/participant interaction
  • Large variety of rip currents and ocean conditions
  • Greater exposure and experience with larger surf conditions

Program Information

Hours of Operation:  10am-3pm Monday - Friday

2018 Dates:
Session I: June 18 - July 13
Session II: July 23 - August 17

9-15 years of age 

Session Cost: $440.00 

Location: Manresa State Beach (below the parking lot) off of San Andres Rd.



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