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Digital copy of the Parent Handbook

View and download the Folsom Lake Junior Lifeguard Parent Handbook (last revised 2024).

Please read through the handbook as it outlines vital program information from our policies and procedures to special events, activites, and program expectations. Parents/guardians are encouraged to read the handbook with their children. 

To Download the free Reader Program, go to the Adobe Website.


The day begins in groups at 9am with a warm up led by our instructors and youth assistants. Warm up includes stretching, sit ups and push-ups to build core strength followed by a workout consisting of varied running and swimming distances. When the daily workout is complete, junior lifeguards will return to the junior lifeguard area and prepare for the LESSON AND ACTIVITY of the day.

Lesson topics include beach and lake safety, first aid/CPR, conservation of the environment, and proper use of lifeguard equipment and emergency procedures. When the lesson ends junior lifeguards are given a period of free time for lunch and activities. During this time junior lifeguards can use the equipment, including paddle boards, kayaks, balls, cones, assistant instructor tubes, etc. All of this is provided by the California State Parks and kept in the Folsom Lake junior lifeguard arena under close supervision by the lifeguards.

Activities often include water polo, soccer, capture the flag, ninja, dodge ball, different beach competition games, and relays to help build physical fitness and prepare the junior lifeguards for becoming future State Parks lifeguards.

At the end of the day junior lifeguards will pack up their stuff and preform a beach clean-up as needed. A quick review of the day’s lesson topic will be performed to finish off a typical Junior Guard day.

Students will be released at 2:00 pm sharp for parent pick up.

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