Junior Lifeguard Program Information

Who: Boys and Girls - 9-17 years old

Age Groups: A, B, C (Children can move up an age group if they are physically and mentally ready; however, they cannot move down an age group.)
A:  15-17 years old
B:  13-14 years old
C:  9-12 years old

Where: Pismo State Beach, Grand Avenue entrance in Grover Beach.  Just before you get to the kiosk, turn right into the parking lot by Fins Restaurant. (If you drove onto the beach, you went too far.) The Oceano  Dunes Junior Lifeguard banner, kids, instructors, and equipment will be seen.
 
We offer bus transportation to/from Santa Maria and Nipomo during the program!! Thanks to Smooth Bus for the continued support.

Why: The Junior Lifeguard Program is a unique and challenging aquatic program to educate community youth about safe ocean recreation. Our goal is to maintain a safe and enjoyable beach environment by educating future generations about coastal currents, swells, aquatic life, and self-rescue. Prevention is the best form of lifeguarding.

Develop Ocean Safety! Learn about the local environment! Have fun!

When:
Session I: June 24th-July 12th, 2019
Session II: July 15th-August 2nd, 2019
 
The program runs Monday through Friday 10:00AM to 2:00PM
 
Tryout Dates & Location:
Tryout dates for the 2019 program have been announced! Please visit Tryout Information for more info.

Program Fees:*
Price for one session: $225
Discounted price for two sessions: $400

*  Fees subject to change. Tuition assistance may be available.

How to Preapre for Junior Lifeguards

EQUIPMENT
Jr. Guards are encouraged to bring their wetsuits, fins and body boards each day. Jr. Guards will have the opportunity to use these items during free time. However, we do ask that surfboards be left at home unless otherwise directed by the Jr. Guard Instructors. If you do not possess a wetsuit, fins, and/or body boards the Jr. Guard program will ‘loan’ equipment daily from the equipment trailer.

UNIFORM
Blue Swim Trunks 
White T-Shirt with JG logo
Blue Sweatshirt with JG logo

ADDITIONAL CLOTHING
Protective foot wear
Sweatshirt/pants for cool days
Beach towel

SUN PROTECTION
Hat
Rashguard
Sun Screen (SPF 30+)
Sun Screen Lip Balm

GEAR BAG
Used to store possessions while on the beach. A bag that zips or has the ability to be tightly closed.

LUNCH
Our program requires a great deal of energy and for that reason we schedule water and snack breaks along with a lunch break into our day. Please send a healthy lunch and plenty of WATER with your child. To make as little impact on the environment as possible please consider bringing ‘waste free’ lunches and reusable drink containers. We also recommend that lunches be secured in a seagull proof container.

TRYOUT SWIM
Equipment and materials to bring to tryout:
Swimsuit
Towel
Goggles (optional)
Email confirmation of registration from https://www.reservecalifornia.com/