Santa Cruz State Junior Lifeguards

Registration for the 2019 Santa Cruz State JG Program has concluded. If you have questions about possible availibilty for Session 2, please contact the JG Coordinator at no later than July 10. 

*For detailed step-by-step instructions on HOW TO REGISTER, please click here

*Prior to registration, you must create an account on ReserveCalifornia and list the JG's you wish to enroll, as dependents on your account. Instructions here.

*You can also utilize the following links, however you MUST SIGN IN TO YOUR RESERVE CALIFORNIA account first! These links will only be active starting at 9AM on 3/30 :

More information about the 2020 season will be available on our website Fall 2019.

*WAITLIST: Once Sessions become full, you will be able to sign up your JG for the waitlist via*


We are gearing up to plan out another fun filled summer of JG's! The 2019 program dates are as follows:
Session 1: June 10th to July 3rd
Session 2: July 15th to August 9th

While planning out the program calendar, we did our best to accomodate not only the local school district schedule but also the 4th of July holiday.

Please check back for updates. We will also be posting updates to our Social Media as well, so be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the Junior Lifeguard Coordinator by sending an email to:

About the Program:


The Junior Lifeguard Program emphasizes: Teamwork, Leadership, and Aquatic Safety while introducing young people to aquatic recreational and professional opportunities. The program is designed to provide quality water safety education while improving young people's physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves, their parents, and their peers.

Two sessions are offered. Each four week session runs from 10:00am until 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost for one session is $440.00.*

Our Program instructors are California State Lifeguards, who are trained in advanced first aid and rescue techniques and in most cases were junior guards themselves. It is for this reason that when you enroll your child into JG's you can rest assured that he or she is under the best of care.

2019 Important Dates

Junior Lifeguard Tryouts
(New JG's must attend one tryout session and successfully complete the swim test)
(If you are a returning State Junior Guard, no tryout is needed)
(All participants MUST register prior to Tryouts)

2019 Program Dates
Rio Del Mar State Beach (Platforms)
(Ages 6-15):
Session I: June 10th to July 3rd
Session II: July 15th to August 9th

Manresa State Beach
(Ages 9-15):
Session I: June 10th to July 3rd
Session II: July 15th to August 9th

Twin Lakes State Beach
(Ages 9-15):
Session I: June 10th to July 3rd
Session II: July 15th to August 9th

*Registration prices and program dates subject to change*