General Program Information

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Junior Lifeguards
June 14 - 25, 2021


Enrollment in the Sonoma Coast Junior Lifeguard program is first come, first served.  Students are considered enrolled when the Program fees are paid AND the swim/tread water/underwater swim tests are passed.

Registration is done through  Please refer to the tab “Enrollment” for the link and detailed registration information.

Program Dates, Ages, Location and Fees

The Sonoma Coast Junior Lifeguard Program Dates are:

June 14-25 (M – F) from 9am – 2pm at the Bodega Dunes Campground “day use parking area”, on Salmon Creek State Beach.

Program Ages 9 to 15 years

The cost of the two-week program is $300, paid after passing the tryout, online at Registration opens (TBD). Tuition includes Uniform red Hoody and T-shirt

Tryouts Dates

The Sonoma Coast Junior Lifeguard Program is not a “learn to swim” program, therefore prospective participants (ages 9 -15) must have a minimum level of competency to insure safety within the group.

Tryouts May 1st at 10am at Doran Beach (Cypress Parking Lot, first paved lot on left) The tryout consists of:

100 yard swim in under 3 minutes, swim 5 yards underwater and tread water for 3 minutes.

(Wetsuits required)


There is a $50.00 fee for cancellations made 7 days prior to the first day of instruction. Participants who drop from the program within 6 days prior to the first day through the start of the first day of week (2) will receive a 50% refund of tuition. No refunds will be made after commencement of the second day of of the program. There is no refund for students suspended or for students removed from activities for disciplinary reasons. NO EXCEPTIONS.