San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguards
Protect yourself, family, friends and your community by following these prevention measures:
- Know Before You Go – Prior to leaving home, check the status of the park unit you want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. Have a back-up plan in case your destination is crowded. Stay home if you are sick
- Plan Ahead – Some restrooms will be temporarily closed to keep up with cleaning schedules. Bring soap/hand sanitizer.
- Play It Safe – Find out what precautions you should take when exploring the outdoors, especially if this is your first time visiting the State Park System. Learn more at parks.ca.gov/SafetyTips.
- Be COVID-19 Safe – State Parks continues to meet guidance from local and state public officials as COVID-19 is still present and still deadly. Starting Feb. 16, 2022, state guidance requires masking for unvaccinated individuals in indoor settings, such as museums and visitor centers. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to continue indoor masking when the risk may be high. Please plan ahead as local county guidelines may differ from state guidance and visitors are urged to follow county guidelines when required. Read the latest COVID-19 guidance at COVID19.ca.gov.
- Leave No Trace – Leave areas better than how you found them by staying on designated trails and packing out all trash. Do not disturb wildlife or plants.
IMPORTANT 2022 UPDATES:
Junior Lifeguard Families,
California State Parks is implementing a new online reservation system for the entire department’s Junior Lifeguard programs. This system will coincide with the recently implemented Reserve California camping registration system.
ATTENTION: To complete the registration please be sure to make a profile and add your child or children as a dependent before you go to register in the program. Use the registration link located to the right -> for more detailed instructions.
The San Luis Reservoir SRA Junior Lifeguard program’s goal is to educate the community’s youth about aquatic safety and high quality outdoor recreation. Through extensive aquatic interaction, exploration, and recreation, the San Luis Reservoir SRA Junior Guards gain a well-rounded education that can be utilized on and off the beach. After two weeks of training on San Luis Creek South Beach, each Junior Guard will have a heightened awareness and knowledge of San Luis Creek and its dangerous, yet wonderful, environment.
A typical day at San Luis Reservoir SRA Junior Guards starts with stretching and an assessment of the current lake conditions, which prepares them for the day’s events. These events can include run-swim-runs, buoy swims, kayaking, paddleboarding, lectures on topics such as lifeguard skills (rescues and first aid), and shoreline games and activities. These events are designed to educate each Junior Guard on how to safely and effectively respond in an ever changing aquatic environment within the central valley, and stresses the importance of a daily workout and maximizing the enjoyment of recreating within California's State Parks.
Demand is high for the limited number of spaces available so sign up early!
Please review the rules and policies before signing up to ensure an enjoyable summer for all.