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Rio Del Mar



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.

Registration will take place TBD in early Spring 2019 on our website. 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 Rio Del Mar:

  • Rio Del Mar is the ONLY BEACH WITH A LITTLE GUARD PROGRAM (6-8yrs) which is a great way to get your young ones more comfortable in the ocean.
  • Calmer ocean conditions and small surf

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

6-15 years of age

Session Cost: $440.00 

Location: The Rio Del Mar(Platforms) parking lot is located just past 439 Beach Drive, Aptos on the ocean side (you will take Beach Dr. south via the round about in the Rio Del Mar Esplanade).


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