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SILVER STRAND JUNIOR GUARDS 2021 REGISTRATION OPENS WEDNESDAY MAY 12TH ! 

* 2021 Programs are closed *


 

This is Silver Strand State Beach In San Diego

Junior Lifeguard Mission

The mission of the California State Parks Junior Lifeguard Program is to provide quality water safety education while creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation to the youth of California.

The Junior Lifeguard Program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and safety while introducing young people to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities. The program is designed to improve young people’s physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves, their parents, and their peers.

The mission is accomplished by activities such as instruction and practice in open water swimming, paddle boarding, body surfing, body boarding, surfing, kayaking and self-rescue. Respect for the environment is increased by the understanding gained by daily physical contact with the environment and through lecture and discussion of pertinent marine and aquatic topics. Increased respect for themselves is gained through their personal progress and accomplishments.

Respect for others is increased by constant contact with compassionate instructors and by working with other youths in a team building environment.

LEARN ALL ABOUT THE OCEAN AND HOW TO PROTECT OUR NATURAL RESOURCES:  Waves, Tides, Currents, Rip Currents, Marine Life, Protected Birds, Ecology and Much More!

BE TRAINED IN (not certified): Ocean rescue, First Aid, CPR

ENJOY: Surfing, Swimming, Bodysurfing, Games, Kayaking, Competitions, Exercise and FUN!


  

2021 SESSION INFORMATION:

* Each child is only allowed to register for one session.

            *Note: One session does NOT include both AM and PM. 

 *If a session does not fill to capacity, we will allow a child to enroll in a second session. A waitlist will be used to manage interest/availability. Please email us at sssbjg@parks.ca.gov to be added to a waitlist. 

 

* If you are NEW, you must pass a swim test to participate in our program. Please read below information regarding tryouts/swim test.

 

SESSION #1 AM:   (CLOSED)

Date: June 14th – June 25th (2 weeks)

Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Price: $200

Session Capacity: 50 

Direct Link to RegisterSession 1 AM

 

SESSION #1 PM:   (CLOSED)

Date: June 14th – June 25th (2 weeks)

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Price: $200

Session Capacity: 50 

Direct Link to RegisterSession 1 PM

 

SESSION #2 AM:  (CLOSED)

Date: July 5th – July 16th (2 weeks)

Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Price: $200

Session Capacity: 50 

Direct Link to RegisterSession 2 AM

 

SESSION #2 PM: (CLOSED)

Date: July 5th – July 16th (2 weeks)

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Price: $200

Session Capacity: 50 

Direct Link to RegisterSession 2 PM

 

SESSION #3 AM: (CLOSED)

Date: July 19th – July 30th (2 weeks)

Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Price: $200

Session Capacity: 50 

Direct Link to RegisterSession 3 AM

 

SESSION #3 PM: (CLOSED)

Date: July 19th – July 30th (2 weeks)

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Price: $200

Session Capacity: 50 

Direct Link to RegisterSession 3 PM

 

* Each child is only allowed to register for one session.

            *Due to higher demand this year, and in order to meet all Health & Safety guidelines, we aim to ensure that as many children of our communities will be able to participate in Junior Guards this summer.

            *If a session does not fill to capacity, we will allow a child to enroll in a second session. A waitlist will be used to manage interest/availability.

* There will be a 1 week break after Session 1. 

* You may also search for each of these sessions directly on the Reserve CA website.

        * Note: You will need to select the specific date in the search bar in order to find it on their website.


2021 TRYOUT INFORMATION:

* All NEW participants are required to pass a swim test.

* We have created a reservation system on Reserve CA to sign up for a tryout, free of charge.

*Registering for a Tryout does NOT guarantee a spot in a session. You must complete online enrollment.

* Each Tryout # allows for 10 participants at a time.

*There will be a one hour window to check in, swim and purchase uniforms (if needed).

*  We have scheduled one hour time slots to accommodate transitions, instructions from lifeguards, and social distancing.                                


TRYOUT DATES/TIMES:

 

**The direct links below to register for a tryout on Reserve CA will not work until Wednesday, May 12th at 12am. **

SATURDAY 5/22                                         SUNDAY 5/23

#1: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM                             #4: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

#2: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM                           #5: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

#3: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                           #6: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WEDNESDAY 6/2                                      

#7: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM                              

#8: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM                             

#9: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM      

 

SATURDAY 6/5                                            SUNDAY 6/6

#10: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM                           #13: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

#11: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM                         #14: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

#12: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                         #15: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

*NEW* SUNDAY 6/27

#16: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

#17: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

#18: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                       

*Click on the desired Tryout #/Date/Time to be directed to the Reserve CA registration page for it. 

* You may also search for each of these tryouts directly on the Reserve CA website.

        * Note: You will need to select the specific date in the search bar in order to find it on their website.

 


TRYOUT LOCATION:

* Silver Strand State Beach on the bayside. We will have a marked Junior Guard area next to Tower 9. 

* You will need to park in one of the parking lots on the ocean side and walk through a pedestrian tunnel to the bayside. The closest parking is the north end of Parking Lot #3. Once you get through the tunnel to the bayside, head north past Crown Cove Aquatic Center to the guarded area of the bay.

 


SWIM TEST INFORMATION:

*Successful completion of all three components of the swim test are required to be enrolled in the program.

  1. 100 Yard Swim

    Swim must be completed under the given time:

    *2:45 min (9-11 yrs)

    *2:25 min (12-13 yrs)

    *2:05 min (14-16 yrs)

  2. Tread water for 3 minutes

  3. Swim 10 yards under water

*The swim test will take approximately 15-20min for all 3 components to be completed.    

*A mask must be worn at all times, except when in the water for the swim test.

*A health screen will be completed upon arrival.

*Limit persons present during the swim test unless absolutely necessary (ie younger sibling).


UNIFORM SALES:

* We accept credit cards, cash and check.

* If you pass the swim test, uniform sales will be immediately after.

* If you are a Returning Junior Guard and need new uniform items, please come purchase uniforms during one of our Tryouts. 

           *  - Saturday May 22nd , 9 AM - 12 PM

               - Sunday May 23rd , 9 AM - 12 PM

               - Wednesday June 2nd , 4 PM - 7 PM

               - Saturday June 5th , 9 AM - 12 PM

               - Sunday June 6th , 9 AM - 12 PM

          * Location : The picnic area behind the main lifeguard tower

                     * Closest parking is either the north end of Lot #2, or the south end of Lot #3. 

 


 

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION:

* CA State Parks has a program that is used for enrollment in any activity in the State, including Jr. Lifeguard programs. The name of this program is known as Reserve California.

* Please go to the Enrollment tab on the right side to find specific information on the registration process.

* 2021 enrollment will have a sibling discount. Any siblings added to enroll in a session will receive an automatic $20 discount during registration payment.