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California State Parks Junior Lifeguard Program

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Inland Junior Lifeguard Programs          Ocean Junior Lifeguard Programs

The Junior Lifeguard Program emphasizes Teamwork, Leadership, and Aquatic Safety while introducing young people to safe marine and aquatic recreation opportunities. The program is designed to provide quality water safety education while improving young people's physical conditioning, their understanding and respect for the environment, and their respect for themselves, their parents, and their peers. Students of all abilities and skill levels may participate.

Team JGAt all stages of the program, safety is a primary consideration.  The Purpose of the State Park Junior Lifeguard Program is accomplished by activities such as instruction and practice in open water swimming, paddle-boarding, body surfing, body boarding, surfboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, skin diving and self rescue.
Respect for the park environment is increased by the understanding gained by daily physical contact with the environment and through lecture and discussion of pertinent marine and aquatic topics. Increased self-respect is gained through personal progress and accomplishments.  Respect for others is increased by constant contact with compassionate instructors and by working with other youths in a team building environment.

JG for Life

The Junior Lifeguards' team-building philosophy is perfect for learning how to deal with various water safety situations.  The program consists of day camps, usually lasting three to five weeks, that provide instruction in first aid, CPR, ocean safety, rescue techniques, surfing and bodyboarding. 
FriendsSurfing JGs

The friends you make at Junior Lifeguards
are Friends for Life!

Currently, Junior Lifeguard programs are available at state beaches in the Los Angeles, Ventura, Monterey, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara County, and Santa Cruz areas and at Lake Perris and Folsom Lake SRAs.

Inland Junior Lifeguard Programs

Folsom Lake State Junior Lifeguards
7755 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom,  CA  95630
Phone:  (916) 988 - 0205 ext. 247
Fax:      (916) 988 - 2467
Program Website:  Folsom Lake SRA Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor: Mike Howard - LGS I 
JG Coordinator: Sarah Seaborg- Seasonal LG II

Lake Perris State Junior Lifeguards
17801 Lake Perris Drive
Perris,  CA  92571
Phone: (951) 940 - 5647
Fax:     (951) 940 - 5669
Program Supervisor: Tim Senneff - LG

San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguards
31426 Gonzaga Road
Gustine, CA 95322
Phone: (209) 826 - 1197
Fax:     (209) 826 - 0284
Program Website: San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguards
Program Email: FourRivers.Lifeguard@Parks
Program Supervisor: Micah Moore - LG
JG Coordinator: Matt Pasquarella - Seasonal LG II

Ocean Junior Lifeguard Programs

Carlsbad State Junior Lifeguards
2680 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad,  CA  92008
Phone:  (760) 479-2000
Fax:      (760) 479-2001
Program Website:  Carlsbad State Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor:  Paul Andrus - LGS I
JG Coordinator:  Patty Mackle - LGPI

Crystal Cove State Park Junior Lifeguards
8471 North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949)497-5049
Fax:     (949)494-3539
Program Website:  Crystal Cove State Park Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor: Danielle Snyder - LG
JG Coordinator: Todd Rohm - Season LG II

Doheny State Junior Lifeguards – Waterman Academy
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 496-6162
Program Website: Doheny State Junior Lifeguards – Waterman Academy
Program Supervisor: Ennio Rocca - LT LGS I
JG Coordinator: Eric Martin - Seasonal LG II

Half Moon Bay State Junior Lifeguards
95 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay,  CA  94019
Phone: (650) 726 - 8806
Fax:     (650) 726 - 8816
Program Website: Half Moon Bay State Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor:  Jeff Wadkins - LG
JG Coordinator: Nina Mullin/Zachary Pringle Seasonal LG II

Huntington State Beach Junior Lifeguards
21601 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach,  CA  92646
Phone: (714) 536 - 4877
Mobile: (714) 292 - 6381
Fax:     (714) 536 - 0074
Program Website:  Huntington State Beach Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor:  Jeff David - LGS II
JG Coordinator:  Chris Egan - LGPI

Refugio State Beach Junior Lifeguards
10 Refugio Beach Road
Goleta,  CA  93117
Phone:(805) 968 - 1760
Fax:    (805) 968 - 6534
Program Website:  Refugio State Beach Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor:  Dion Von Der Lieth - LGS I
JG Coordinator:  Brian Uhl - LGPI

Santa Cruz State Junior Lifeguard Program:
   -  Manresa State Beaches, 
   -  Rio Del Mar 
State Beaches
   -  Twin Lakes State Beaches

Seacliff JGs
665 14th Avenue
Santa Cruz,  CA  95062
Phone: (831) 476 - 4992
Fax:     (831) 475 - 8350
Program Website: Santa Cruz Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor:  Dan Perry - LG
JG Coordinator:  Cody Gilbert - Seasonal LG II

San Clemente State Junior Lifeguards
3030 Avenida del Presidente
San Clemente,   CA  92672
Phone: (949) 361 - 2969
Fax:     (949) 492 - 8412
Program Website: San Clemente State Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor: Mark Allen - LGS II 
JG Coordinator:  Dan Newberry - Seasonal LG II

Silver Strand State Junior Lifeguards
5000 Highway 75
Coronado, CA  92118
Phone:  (619) 424 - 3632
Program Website:  Silver Strand Junior Lifeguard 
Program Supervisor: Darby Fultz - LG
JG Coordinator: Lisa Lane - Seasonal LG II

Oceano Dunes Junior Lifeguards
Pismo State Beach / Oceano Dunes
928 Pacific Blvd.
Oceano, CA 93445
Phone: (805) 473-7248
Program Website: Oceano Dunes Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor: Kevin Pearce - SPS II
JG Coordinator: Michael Cueto - LG II

Leo Carrillo Junior Lifeguard Program
9000 West Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu,  CA  90265
Phone: (310) 457 - 5775
Fax:     (310) 589 - 2165
Program Website:  Leo Carrillo Junior Lifeguard Program
Program Supervisor:  John Regan - LGS I
JG Coordinator:  Tim Harvey - LG PI

Monterey State Junior Lifeguards
2211 Garden Road
Monterey,  CA  93940
Phone: (831) 649 - 7144
Fax:     (831) 649 - 2982
Program Website:  Monterey Junior Lifeguard
Program Supervisor:  James Nothhelfer - LGS I
JG Coordinator:  Maryan Gonnerman - Seasonal LG II

Torrey Pines State Beach Junior Lifeguards
2680 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad,  CA  92008
Phone:  (858) 792-4702
Fax:      (760) 479-2001
Program Website:  Torrey Pines State Beach Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor:  Paul Andrus - LGS I
JG Coordinator:  Patty Mackle - LG PI

Ventura State Junior Lifeguards
901 San Pedro Street
Ventura,  CA  93001
Phone: (805) 643 - 5003
Fax:     (805) 648 - 2194
Program Website:  Ventura Junior Lifeguards
Program Supervisor:  Dan Raducanu - LGS I
JG Coordinator:  Carrie Johnson - SPI Specialist