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Tryout 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!!!

A continuous 100 yard 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 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"


New Participant Tryout Dates:

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 -- 10:30am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 17th, 2015 -- 10:30am - 2:00 pm

Tryout Location: Map
All Tryouts will be held at the Cabrillo College Pool. Cabrillo's pool is located on Soquel Dr between the Park and State Park 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