Santa Cruz State Junior Guards Manresa


*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.


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


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If you have any questions, please contact the Junior Lifeguard Coordinator:

*dates subject to change

Program Information

Hours of Operation:  10:00am-3:00pm Monday - Friday

2024 Dates:
Session 1: June 10 - July 5
Session 2July 8 - Aug 2

9-15 years of age 

Session Cost: $490

Location: Manresa State Beach (below the parking lot) off of San Andreas Rd.

Our program is designed to offer a secure environment for participants to learn essential skills related to lifeguarding and aquatic settings. Our experienced instructors cover fundamental CPR skills, First Aid, rescue techniques, and lifeguarding procedures. Additionally, our curriculum includes an interpretive component that educates participants about ocean habitats and local ecosystems.

Unique to Manresa:

  • Large open beach
  • Smaller program with more instructor to participant interaction
  • Larger variety of rip currents and ocean conditions
  • Exposure and experience with larger surf conditions