Rio Del Mar

*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 (No Programming on July 4)
Session 2: July 8 - Aug 2

6-8 years of age for Little Guards

9-15 years of age for Junior Guards

Session Cost: $490

Location: Platforms at Rio Del Mar parking lot is located just past 439 Beach Drive, Aptos on the ocean side (you will take Beach Dr. south via the round about in the Rio Del Mar Esplanade).

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 Rio Del Mar:

  • Rio Del Mar is the only beach with the Little Guard (6-8yrs) program, which is a great way to get your young ones more comfortable in the ocean.
  • Calmer ocean conditions and smaller surf