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Tryout Information

2018 New Participant Tryout Dates:

*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

Tryouts will be held on a drop-in basis at the Cabrillo College Pool, located at:
6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday April 21st, 2018 

Sunday May 6th, 2018

Tryout Location: Map

All Tryouts will be held at the Cabrillo College Pool. Cabrillo's pool is located on Soquel Drive between the Park Avenue and State Park Drive exits. The pool is located in the Parking lot across from the main campus where the Gymnasium and tennis courts are located. The pool is in the back right corner of the parking lot. Look for a large white "TRYOUT" flag!

* Cabrillo College is not affiliated with Santa Cruz State Junior Guards. Please do not contact them for further information. If you have questions please call the Junior Lifeguard Office (831) 476-4992

If you are a new Junior Lifeguard participant, (i.e. have never participated in a State Junior Lifeguard Program before (Capitola and SC city do not count), you are REQUIRED to attend a tryout. Tryouts are non-competitive and are used to ensure a minimum ability in the water. You MUST register prior to the tryout!!!

Uniform items can be purchased during both tryout dates. Click here for more information on Junior Lifeguard Uniforms.

A continuous 100 yard freestyle swim (4 pool lengths)
A 10 yard underwater swim
 Treading water for 3 minutes

SWIM TEST REQUIREMENTS: Age 6-8 years (Rio Del Mar ONLY)
A continuous 50 yard freestyle swim (2 pool lengths)
A 10 yard underwater swim
Treading water for 3 minutes

During the swim we expect your child to perform freestyle stoke without holding on to the sides of the pool.
We will not accept breast stroke or "Doggy-Paddling"