Youth Aide Program

If you have been a state park Junior Lifeguard that is between the ages of 13-16 you should consider trying out to become a Junior Lifeguard Youth Aide.  As a Youth Aide you work under close supervision of the Junior Lifeguard Instructors and assist in the daily operations of the program.  This position will work directly with the Lifeguard Staff in order to develop job skills, quality work habits and leadership ability through work experience. Youth Aide's also receive 100% scholarship into their specified session. The Youth Aide position is a highly competitive position and all qualified candidates are encouraged to tryout. 


  • 13-16 years old
  • At least one year completed at a State Park Junior Lifeguard *may be with another state agency*
  • Pass a physical swim test and run-swim-run scenario
  • Participate in an oral interview

**Tryout dates and locations 2019.**

Wednesday, May 22nd: 4:00 - 6:00 pm @ Location TBD

Saturday & Sunday, June 1 - 2nd: 1:00 - 4:00 pm @ Kings Beach SRA

Saturday & Sunday, June 8 - 9th: 1:00 - 4:00 pm @ Kings Beach SRA


Physical Events

500 yard open water swim in 15 minutes
100 yard run, 300 yard swim, 100 yard run in 15 minutes

Oral Interview

Applicants are encouraged to have knowledge of the Junior Lifeguard program, CA State Parks Mission Statement, and basic lifeguard skills.  It is strongly recommended that you attend your interview with a resume and in professional business attire.

Youth aide candidates need to have a parent or guardian in attendance at the tryout to swim.

*All candidates must RSVP to the Junior Lifeguard Coordinator regarding their interest and what date they will be attending*

Coordinator Office: 530-550-6161