Parent Info



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JGs is not a "learn to swim" program and prospective students must demonstrate basic swimming skills to benefit from our curriculum.

 The tryout consists of:

1) 100yds pool swim in less than 3 minutes

2) 10yds underwater swim

3) Treading water for 3 minutes

If time and resources allow swim lessons are provided free of charge at the tryouts to help improve a child's basic swimming skills.

Tryout dates, times, and locations are posted on our "Home Page"



All participants are required to wear a uniform for team camaraderie and for safety.

*Required: Royal Blue Swimsuit/Trunks and T-Shirt* 

Arrive and leave in plain, sweatpants/yoga pants or shorts: (ie. royal blue, grey, navy blue, or black) 

The uniforms allow the Instructors to safely monitor the children and distinguish them from non-Junior Guard participants.

Click here for a current list of uniforms and prices.



The Refugio Junior Lifeguard Program provides a limited amount of tuition assistance to its applicants each year.

Two forms:

1. Need-based Scholarships (click for info & the application

2. Lindsay Anne Rose Memorial Scholarship



 Available for $149 and $99 for siblings in the same session.

Stops in Vandenberg Village, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, Solvang, and Buellton.

The bus fees have been calculated as less than 1/2 the cost to self transport a child to and from the beach each day. It's a great deal!  Click here for Bus Stop Schedule. 

Please fill out our bus form and pay by check for the bus. 




To keep the parents and children up to date with the program's daily activities, a curriculum calendar has been created for your convenience.

This includes the theme/main topic of each day as well as the dates, times, and locations of field trips.

Click here for the calendar




The Parent Handook is a "must read" for parents/guardians of JG Progam participants. It details the Program's policies and procedues, and contains vital information and expectations about the Program and its activities. Parents/guardians are encouraged to read this document with their children.

Click here for the current Parent Handbook