Registration for the 2019 Santa Cruz State JG Program has concluded. If you have questions about possible availibilty for Session 2, please contact the JG Coordinator at no later than July 10. 

*For detailed step-by-step instructions on HOW TO REGISTER, please click here

*Prior to registration, you must create an account on ReserveCalifornia and list the JG's you wish to enroll, as dependents on your account. Instructions here.

*You can also utilize the following links, however you MUST SIGN IN TO YOUR RESERVE CALIFORNIA account first! These links will only be active starting at 9AM on 3/30 :

More information about the 2020 season will be available on our website Fall 2019.

*WAITLIST: Once Sessions become full, you will be able to sign up your JG for the waitlist via*

We are gearing up to plan out another fun filled summer of JG's! The 2019 program dates are as follows:

Session 1: June 10th to July 3rd
Session 2: July 15th to August 9th

While planning out the program calendar, we did our best to accomodate not only the local school district schedule but also the 4th of July holiday.

Please check back for updates. We will also be posting updates to our Social Media as well, so be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the Junior Lifeguard Coordinator by sending an email to:

*dates subject to change

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

2019 Dates:
Session I: June 10 to July 3
Session II: July 15 to August 9

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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