Carlsbad State Junior Lifeguards

2022 Summer Registration is open.

Sessions 1A, 1P and 2A have openings.

Sessions 2P, 3A, 3P are FULL including the waitlist.

YOU MAY ONLY SIGN UP FOR ONE SESSION DUE TO THE POPULARTY OF THE PROGRAM.Go to Registration page for instructions to register.

Carlsbad Junior Lifeguard program takes place at South Carlsbad State beach locally known as Ponto.

The mission of the California State Parks Junior Lifeguard Program is to provide quality water safety education while creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation to youth ages 9-15 years old. Through extensive ocean interaction, exploration, and recreation, the Junior Guards gain a well-rounded education that can be utilized on and off the beach. By the end of the program each Junior Guard will have a heightened awareness and knowledge of the expansive Pacific Ocean and its dangerous, yet wonderful, coastline. The Junior Lifeguard Program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and safety while introducing young people to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities. The program is designed to improve young people’s physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves, their parents, and their peers.

 You may only sign up for one session due to the popularity of the program.

 TAX ID # 68 0303 606

  *Please send an e-mail to for any other questions or call 760 479-2000.


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