Please go to our "SIGN UP" page for detailed registration information.

*Enrollment in the Monterey Junior Lifeguard Program is first come - first served. Due to the popularity of the program, enrollment is expected to fill to capacity quickly!!!

2024 Session Dates:

Session 1: JUNE 10TH - JUNE 28TH

Session 2: JULY 8TH- JULY 26TH


$475 per Session

*Note: We do not give sibling or multiple session discounts at this time.


1. You Must Be Between the Ages of 9 and 15 
2. YOU MUST PASS THE JG SWIM TEST  (First time participants only).


Date: April 21st  (OR)  April 28th  

Time: 5pm

Location: Monterey Sports Center:  301 E. Franklin St. Monterey 93940

  • Swim 100 yards continuously using ONLY the front crawl/freestyle stroke
  • Swim under water for 10 yards
  • Tread water for 3 minutes

Time Standards for the 100 Yard Swim Are As Follows:

Ages   9 - 11: under three minutes and thirty seconds
Ages 12 - 13: under three minutes 
Ages 14 - 15: under two minutes and thirty seconds

*Note: For the safety of participants and integrity of the program these times are strict.  Participants will be accepted based on their times as well as their forward progression in the water.

Please understand that a child may physically complete all phases of testing and still may not be accepted into the JG program. The Instructors approve a youth's skill level based upon his/her swimming ability, competence, and confidence. This is done for the safety of the child, as well as the success of the program. We highly apprecitiate your understanding.

**All new students must successfully complete the whole testing process to be eligible for the program.  Please refer to the "IMPORTANT DATES" page for more information in regards to testing dates, time, and location.  New students MUST attend one of the tryout dates on April 21st or April 28th.  Location To Be Announced.


All sessions will be located at MONTEREY STATE BEACH unless otherwise noted in the Daily Calendar.

Monterey State Beach is located at the South end of Sand Dunes Drive next to the Tides Hotel.  Look for the 'Houghton M. Roberts Beach Parking Lot.


Refunds will be granted under the following conditions:
1.)  Participant fails the tryout or does not show up to tryout.
2.)  Participant becomes injured or ill while participating in JGs. The injury/illness must be significant enough to prevent their future active participation. Injury/illness must be substantiated with a written Doctor's note. Refund will be pro-rated from injury date to last day of that JG Session.  


*If you wish to be on the Carpool List please indicate "yes" during registration in regards to the Carpool List. 

Please note, this year we will have to carpool up to Santa Cruz for the competitions.  We will no longer be taking busses to the Competitions.


JG Parent Handbook

*Due to COVID-19 the Monterey JG Parent Handbook is under revision until further notice.


Santa Cruz State Junior Lifeguards:

Santa Cruz City Junior Lifeguards:

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