Monterey Junior Lifeguard REGISTRATION will open at 8AM on Sunday April 7th, 2024


TO ENROLL, All Junior Lifeguard Applicants MUST:

1. Create an Account on THEN sign up on or after the registration date. The program is first-come, first served and only the first 120 registered participants per session will be accepted, so please sign up early.

2. Returning participants must sign up, but do not need to attend tryout.

3. New participants must be enrolled before tryouts and complete the tryout at the Monterey Sports Center. Refer to the  "Important Dates" page for more specifics.

4. Make sure to enter the date the session begins when Finding an Activity on the ReserveCalifornia website.  If you do not enter the correct date it may show 'no results' OR you may register for a session you do not desire.... Make sure the dates match when registering for your session.  

Please note that the program is first-come, first-served. Be prepared to sign up early and enter all information accurately.  We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!


Registration for Monterey Junior Lifeguards will be done through our registration system called  'Reserve California.'  This registration system will be utilized by all of the California State Parks Junior Lifeguard Programs statewide. In the meantime, to get a head start, you can create an account on Reserve California to expedite your time on registration day. Each HOUSEHOLD (parent/guardian) must create an account and add dependents (each child you wish to enroll in JGs). To create a profile account, please follow these steps:


2-Click on “Create Account” in the upper right corner of the page

3-Fill out the “New Customer” page with YOUR (parent or guardian) information

4-When finished, click the “Create Account” button

5-Once your account is created, click the “Your Account” tab at the top of the homepage

6-Click “Your Dependents”

7-Click “Add Person”

8-Fill out all information for YOUR CHILD/JGMAKE SURE TO INCLUDE THE BIRTHDATE!!! You cannot register the day of, if you have not entered in the correct birthdate information for each child!!

9-Click “Add Dependent”

Repeat steps 7-9 for each child that you plan to attend the Junior Lifeguard Program

Upon successful completion of creating your Reserve California profile, you should receive a confirmation email of your new account.

*If you are trying out to be an Assistant - DO NOT register and sign up.  Please show up to the Assitant tryouts at Monterey State Beach and visit our 'Assistants' link for more detailed information.


REGISTRATION WILL BE ACTIVE AT 8am Sunday April 7th, 2024 


Session 1 June10-June28
Session 2  July8-July26

*IMPORTANT:  Due to recent failures with the Reserve California System you may still need to enter the Location (Monterey SB) and the start date of which Session you choose to register for when clicking the above link(s)