Rio Del Mar
California State Parks has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Junior Lifeguard Program as the state continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Participants who have signed up for the program are being notified and refunds will be provided automatically.
For more than 50 years, the Junior Lifeguard Program has emphasized teamwork, leadership and aquatic safety while introducing young people, ages 9 to 16, to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities. The State of California values programs such as this one, but it is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the junior lifeguards, their families and program instructors. State Parks will consult with public safety partners and health experts on how to move forward with the 2021 program.
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*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 on t.b.d :
Rio Del Mar JG's- Session 1 - CANCELLED
Rio Del Mar JG's- Session 2 - CANCELLED
Rio Del Mar LITTLE GUARDS- Session 1 - CANCELLED
Rio Del Mar LITTLE GUARDS- Session 2 - CANCELLED
*WAITLIST: Once Sessions become full, you will be able to sign up your JG for the waitlist via www.reservecalifornia.com*
If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the Junior Lifeguard Coordinator by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*dates subject to change
The aim of our program is to provide a safe place where participants can be instructed in a variety of skills pertaining to the lifeguarding profession and the aquatic environment. Instructors will introduce participants to basic CPR skills, First Aid, rescue techniques, and lifeguarding procedures. We also include an interpretive component that provides information about the ocean habitats and local ecosystems.
Unique to Rio Del Mar:
- Rio Del Mar is the ONLY BEACH WITH A LITTLE GUARD PROGRAM (6-8yrs) which is a great way to get your young ones more comfortable in the ocean.
- Calmer ocean conditions and small surf
Hours of Operation: 10am-3pm Monday - Friday
Session I: CANCELLED
Session II: CANCELLED
6-15 years of age
Session Cost: $440.00
Location: The Rio Del Mar(Platforms) 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).
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