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Tryout Information

2019 New Participant Tryout Dates:

check back soon for 2019 information

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.




SWIM TEST REQUIREMENTS: Age 9-15 years
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"