San Clemente Junior Lifeguards

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The Junior Lifeguard Program emphasizes Teamwork, Leadership, and Aquatic Safety while introducing young people to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities. The program is designed to provide quality water safety education while improving young people's physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves, their parents, and their peers. Students of all abilities and skill levels may participate.

The San Clemente State Beach Junior Lifeguard Program is a two-week program (four sessions per summer) open ocean recreation and education program that takes place at San Clemente State Beach. The program meets on weekdays from 9am-3pm between towers 10 and 11 (see map for exact program location). This program is offered to participants ranging in age from 8 years old – 15 years old.

Tryouts & Session Dates

Potential Tryout Dates 2023:

  • Tryout #1 4/15 10am - 2pm (San Clemente High School)
  • Tryout #2 4/29 10am - 2pm (San Clemente High School)
  • Tryout #3 5/13 10am - 2pm (San Clemente High School)


Junior Lifeguard Sessions 2023:

  • Session 1 6/5-6/16
  • Session 2 6/19-6/30
  • Session 3 7/10 - 7/21
  • Session 4 7/24 - 8/4

Summer Surf Camp 2023:

  • 8/7 - 8/11 (9am - 3pm)