All Junior Lifeguard Instructors are CA State Park Lifeguards who have extensive experience and rigorous training in surf and ocean rescue, beach safety, first aid, and CPR. The instructors also have teaching and interpretation experience with children and other diverse groups.

The ratio of students to instructors will not exceed 15:1. State Park Lifeguard instructors will maintain constant supervision during the program. This will ensure a safe and closely monitored beach recreation experience.



Kyle Goodrich is a Santa Maria local who began lifeguarding in 2016. After a childhood of competitive land based sports, Kyle jumped in a pool to play water polo and swim competitively at Ernest Righetti High School. After playing in high school he moved to Ventura to continue his education and to play water polo at the local junior college. He was captain for both 2016 and 2017 seasons. Kyle enjoys body surfing, swimming, water polo and a good whomping in big surf. He was promoted to LifeGuard II / Coordinator of the Junior Lifeguard program in May of 2018. Kyle completed his EMT in 2017. Kyle's favorite sea animal is the giant squid.