JG Tryout Information

If you are a new Junior Lifeguard participant, (i.e. have never participated in a STATE Junior Lifeguard Program before), you are REQUIRED to attend a tryout. Tryouts are non-competitive and are used to ensure a minimum ability in the water. You MUST register PRIOR to the tryout!!! Only those who are registered in the program may attend a tryout. 

*RESERVATION REQUIRED FOR 2021 NEW PARTICIPANT TRYOUT. LINKS BELOW TO SIGN UP.



Tryout Requirements:

SWIM TEST REQUIREMENTS: Age 9-15 years
A continuous 100 yard freestyle swim (4 pool lengths)
A 10 yard underwater swim
 Treading water for 3 minutes

SWIM TEST REQUIREMENTS: Age 6-8 years (Rio Del Mar ONLY)
A continuous 50 yard freestyle swim (2 pool lengths)
A 5 yard underwater swim
Treading water for 3 minutes

During the swim we expect your child to perform freestyle stoke without holding on to the sides of the pool.
We will not accept breast stroke or "Doggy-Paddling"
 

 




Tryout Location:

Simpkins Family Swim Center
979 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062




Tryout Dates: 
TRYOUT REGISTRATION LINKS WILL BE ACTIVE BEGINNING AT 9AM ON APRIL 23
*Registered program NEW PARTICIPANTS, please reserve a tryout date and time below.

*ONLY THOSE REGISTERED IN THE PROGRAM MAY SIGN UP TO ATTEND A TRYOUT.
*Please note the below links are for TRYOUT REGISTRATION only and do not guarantee your spot in the program. You must register separately for the program on our Sign up page.

May 2, 2021:
Tryout 1: 9:00 am -9:30 am
Tryout 2: 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Tryout 3: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Tryout 4: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Tryout 5: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tryout 6: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tryout 7: 12:00pm - 12:30 pm
Tryout 8: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Tryout 9: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tryout 10: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


June 5, 2021:
Tryout 11: 9:00 am -9:30 am 
Tryout 12: 9:30 am - 10:00 am 
Tryout 13: 10:00 am - 10:30 am 
Tryout 14: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Tryout 15: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tryout 16: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tryout 17: 12:00pm - 12:30 pm
Tryout 18: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 
Tryout 19: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
Tryout 20: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 


*Date and/or location subject to change without advance notice due to unsafe weather or conditions.