2023 Tryout Information
*If you are a NEW Silver Strand JG you must tryout and pass the swim test in order to be in the program.
*Returning JG’s do not need to tryout
Swim Test Location: Silver Strand State Beach, bayside 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:
The Junior Lifeguard Program is not a “learn-to-swim” school; therefore, prospective students are screened at a tryout test to see if they have the minimum skills to benefit from the Junior Lifeguard Program. The instructors approve a child’s skill level based upon successful completion of the test and on the child’s swimming competence and confidence. The test consists of:
- Swim 100 yards with following times:
9-11 yrs: under 2:45 minutes
12-13 yrs: under 2:25 minutes
14-16 yrs: under 2:05 minutes
- Swim 10 yards underwater.
- Tread water for 3 minutes.
If your child does not pass the swim test, they are welcome to tryout at another date/time prior to the start of the session in which they are enrolled. Swim test will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
*To register, click on preferred time below.
Tryout #1– Wednesday, May 31st, 2023
Tryout #2 – Sunday, June 4th, 2023
Tryout #3 – Sunday, June 11th, 2023
Tryout #4 – Wednesday, June 14th, 2023
*Tryout dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances relating to inclement weather, special events, and lifeguard staffing. We will update the website and notify registered tryout participants of any changes.
*If you need to change your registered tryout date or time please email email@example.com. We will be able to change it for you.