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Fall Session Information

The Fall Session is a four-week after school program. 

With a smaller group of participants than our summer sessions. The fall session is especially great for participants looking to be youth assistants or seasonal lifeguards. In addition to daily workouts, and our three pillars of development (teamwork, leadership, and aquatic safety) we will be going more in depth with water rescue techniques and medical treatments. We will also be including a resume/interview workshop. While this program will be more in depth with skills we are still accepting new participants! 

Session Dates

2024 Session Dates:

September 9th- October 2nd

Days & times: Monday-Wednesday, 4:30-6:30pm

Held at Black Miners Bar Swim Beach

Parent Meeting:

A quick parent meeting will be held at the Balck Miners Bar Swim Beach after the tryouts conclude September 4th (about 5:15pm). The parent meeting should take about 30 minutes, and will cover basic information about the fall session. 

The fall session differs from the summer sessions, so we highly encourage parents to attend this meeting.

Uniform Sales:

Uniforms will be available for purchase following the parent meeting on September 4th. We will also be selling uniforms the first two days of the session from 4:00-5:00pm. 

Please note: We ONLY accept credit cards (excluding AMEX and Apple cards), no cash or checks! With your tutition comes 1 complimentary t-shirt and rashguard, we will pass these out on the first day of the session after parents have left.

Tryout Dates:

September 4th at 4:30 pm. Please try to arrive 15 minutes early for check in. Goggles and wetsuits are permitted.

Tryouts are only required for new junior lifeguards and those that missed the previous year of Folsom Lake Junior Lifeguards. Your child must be enrolled in the session prior to attending the tryout.

The purpose of junior lifeguard tryouts is to test participants swimming skills and their comfort in an open water environment.  This is not a competitive or timed tryout, but is a method for State Parks lifeguards to evaluate each participants aquatic ability.  State Parks Lifeguards will be on site for aquatic safety supervision. 

Tryout requirements- 

1.  150 yard open water swim - heads down, freestyle ONLY
2.  Tread water for 3 minutes
3.  10 yard underwater swim - participants may come up for a breath but must go back under water and continue swimming the 10 yard distance.

Please note: 

  • If a participant is unable to pass the tryout, their tuition will be refunded in full and the seat will be opened to someone on the waitlist.  We will email members of the waitlist to arrange tryouts, as needed.
  • Failure to attend a tryout date will result in your child’s registration being canceled and refunded with a $50 cancellation fee

Fees and Registration


The fall session costs $225 per participant with a $50 sibling discount for each sibling enrolled after the first.To receive the sibling discount, you must enroll both child at the same time. If you enroll a second child later, email us at Folsomjrlifeguard@parks.ca.gov so we can process your sibling discount credit manually. Tuition assistance is available, please email folsomjrlifeguard@parks.ca.gov for more information.


  • If a participant fails to pass the swim test a full refund will be issued.
  • If a participant must cancel for any reason prior to 7 calendar days of the start date of the training, a $50.00 cancellation fee will apply to the refund.
  • If a participant must drop out of the training for any reason within 7 calendar days, before or after, the start date of the training a 50% refund will be issued.
  • If a participant must drop out of the training after 7 calendars days of the start date of the training no refund will be issued. 
  • If a participant is injured while participating in the training a pro-rated refund will be issued based on the number of training days that were started
  • No refund will be issued to any participant that is suspended or expelled from training for disciplinary reasons.

How to register-

Registration is done all online through ReserveCalifornia.com, you may also use the link at the top of the page to take you directly to the registration page.