Santa Cruz State Junior Lifeguards

2021 Santa Cruz State JG Program Information- Updated 4/9/21

 REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 23, 2021 AT 9:00AM
(Links below and on our Sign Up page will be active at that time)
(Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis)
(When sessions become full, you may sign up for a waitlist and will be notified if a spot becomes available.)

*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.

We will be offering four, two-week sessions this year with smaller group sizes. Our program will be modified this year in terms of program operations/structure from years past to remain compliant with COVID guidelines. Program hours will be 9:00AM to 1:00PM. New participants will also be required to register for a tryout date and time in addition to registering for the program. Session dates can be found below. 

OUTLINE OF COVID PROTOCOLS: 
(A detailed guide will be provided at a later date on this page)
(information subject to change)

  • Participants will be placed in pods based upon CDC cohort sizing guidelines for day camps
  • Pod assignments will be based in part upon responses to questions during registration. We will do our best to keep children together who are already in the same current social circles. 
  • Pods will remain as stable groups and will not mix with other pods during the program
  • Each morning, participants will be required to complete a daily health screening questionnaire and temperature checks will be taken using a no-touch thermometer at drop-off
  • Participants will not share equipment. Equipment will be sanitzed daily after each use by instructor staff
  • Participants will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently using hand sanitzer provided for each pod, as well as at hand washing stations
  • Masks are required to be worn during program hours, except when unable due to high exertion activities or during water activities, in which social distancing measures will be practiced
  • This year, there will be no picture day, competitions, Manresa Days or banquets
  • Participants may enroll in multiple sessions dependent upon availablity

*You can utilize the below links, however you MUST SIGN IN TO YOUR RESERVE CALIFORNIA account first!

These links will only be active starting on April 23, 2021 at 9:00AM:


Rio Del Mar Junior Lifeguards:
Rio Del Mar JG's Session 1, 6/14-6/25, 2021
Rio Del Mar JG's Session 2, 6/28-7/9, 2021
Rio Del Mar JG's Session 3, 7/12-7/23, 2021
Rio Del Mar JG's Session 4, 7/26-8/6, 2021

Rio Del Mar LITTLE GUARDS:
Rio Del Mar LITTLE GUARDS Session 1, 6/14-6/25, 2021
Rio Del Mar LITTLE GUARDS Session 2, 6/28-7/9, 2021
Rio Del Mar LITTLE GUARDS Session 3, 7/12-7/23, 2021
Rio Del Mar LITTLE GUARDS Session 4, 7/26-8/6, 2021

Manresa Junior Lifeguards:
Manresa JG's Session 1, 6/14-6/25, 2021
Manresa JG's Session 2, 6/28-7/9, 2021
Manresa JG's Session 3, 7/12-7/23, 2021
Manresa JG's Session 4, 7/26-8/6, 2021

Twin Lakes Junior Lifeguards:
Twin Lakes JG's Session 1, 6/14-6/25, 2021
Twin Lakes JG's Session 2, 6/28-7/9, 2021
Twin Lakes JG's Session 3, 7/12-7/23, 2021
Twin Lakes JG's Session 4, 7/26-8/6, 2021

 

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


*2021 PROGRAM DATES & LOCATIONS

Rio Del Mar State Beach (Platforms)
(Ages 6-15):
Session 1: June 14 - June 25
Session 2: June 28 - July 9 (*no JG's on July 5)
Session 3: July 12 - July 23
Session 4: July 26 - August 6

Manresa State Beach
(Ages 9-15):
Session 1June 14 - June 25
Session 2June 28 - July 9 (*no JG's on July 5)
Session 3: July 12 - July 23
Session 4: July 26 - August 6

Twin Lakes State Beach
(Ages 9-15):
Session 1June 14 - June 25
Session 2June 28 - July 9 (*no JG's on July 5)
Session 3: July 12 - July 23
Session 4: July 26 - August 6

*2021 PROGRAM HOURS
9:00AM - 1:00PM

*2021 PROGRAM COST
$270 per session

New Participant Tryouts
*NEW FOR 2021: New participants must register for a tryout date and time. Register here. (check back later for link)
(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 new participants MUST register prior to Tryouts)


*Registration prices and program dates subject to change*
*No JG's on July 5


 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.

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.




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If you have any questions, please contact the Junior Lifeguard Coordinator: sczstate.jrguards@parks.ca.gov