Folsom Lake SRA Junior Lifeguards

Updated 4/28/2020: In an effort to protect public health and the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff as the state responds to the continued threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus), California State Parks is postponing the Junior Lifeguard Program registration for summer programs until June and will reevaluate at that time. Participants who have already enrolled will not be dropped. If you have questions please reach out to the specific program for assistance.

Public health officials are advising the public to walk, run, hike and bike in their local neighborhoods and walk to parks. Most importantly, the public is being asked not to congregate in the outdoors. Everyone has the responsibility to “Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks” by maintaining a social distance of 6 feet or more when recreating in the outdoors and staying home if they are sick. If visitors cannot maintain social distancing, they need to leave the park.

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Updated May 29, 2020

Junior Lifeguard Families,

We are working hard to prepare our program for the challenges ahead in regards to COVID-19. As of now, we will be offering one four-week programs at Beals Point in Granite Bay, California over summer. As our COVID-19 Response Plans are finalized in regards to JGs, we will update our session pages.  Please stand by for more information to come.

Summer Sessions

Summer Session 1: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 through Tuesday, June 30th, 2020   CANCELLED

If you were already registered for Session 1 2020, you have the option to transfer to Session 2 or receive a full refund. Please email us if you would like to make this change.

Summer Session 2: Monday, July 6th, 2020 through Friday, July 31st, 2020 REGISTRATION ON HOLD

If you were already enrolled for Session 2 2020, you may opt to cancel your enrollment and receive a full refund. Please email us if you would like to make this change. 

The program runs daily from 9am until 3pm.

*Subject to change

We have done our best to accomodate local school district schedules as well as travel plans for 4th of July. Please be advised, we will not be offering a discount for school conflicts.

Please follow us on our social media, facebook at Folsom Lake Junior Lifeguards or instagram @Folsomjrlifeguards for alerts on when this information will become available.



To be notified when registration/tryouts are scheduled, join our email distribution list below.


To prepare for registration, we suggest that you make a profile and add your child or children as a dependent before you go to register in the program.  Use the registration page located to the right -> for more detailed instructions. If you have an account you utilized last year, please be sure to utilize the same account again this year.


As a reminder, all NEW Junior Guards are required to complete a tryout prior to the start of the session they are enrolled in. We will update tryout information soon. 

Please feel free to contact us at if you have any further questions or fill out the form below to be added to our email distribution list for updates on upcoming events and sessions.


The Folsom Lake SRA Junior Lifeguard program’s goal is to educate the community’s youth (ages 8-16 years old) about aquatic safety and high quality outdoor recreation. Through extensive aquatic interaction, exploration, and recreation, the Folsom Lake SRA Junior Guards gain a well-rounded education that can be utilized on and off the beach. After four weeks of training on Beals Point swim beach, each Junior Guard will have a heightened awareness and knowledge of Folsom Lake and its dangerous, yet wonderful, environment.

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A typical day at Folsom Lake SRA Junior Guards starts with stretches and an assessment of the current lake conditions, which prepares them for the day’s events. These events can include run-swim-runs, buoy swims, kayaking, paddleboarding, lectures on topics such as lifeguard skills (rescues and first aid), and shoreline games and activities. These events are designed to educate each Junior Guard on how to safely and effectively respond in the ever changing aquatic environment within the greater Sacramento area, and stresses the importance of a daily workout and maximizing the enjoyment of recreating within California's State Parks.

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Each session will include a field trip to some local venues, such as rafting down the American River and touring the Nimbus Fish Hatchery.
Field trips and competitions are a great way to visit and learn about other aquatic environments and Junior Lifeguard programs.

Every summer the State of California - Department of Parks and Recreation offers two four-week sessions held at Beals Point swim beach . Demand is high for the limited number of spaces available so sign up early!

Please review the rules and policies before signing up to ensure an enjoyable summer for all.