Rio Del Mar JG's



*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

*dates subject to change


Program Information

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

2022 Dates:
Session 1: June 12 - July 7 (*no JG's on July 4)
Session 2: July 10 - Aug 4

6-15 years of age

Session Cost: $475

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).

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