The Monterey Junior Lifeguard Program is taught by professional State Park Lifeguards. The Lifeguards 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. Several guest lecturers (local Monterey Bay marine experts) are included in the JG curriculum so that they may share their knowledge and experiences with the Junior Lifeguards. Safety and education while having fun are our primary objectives.
There will be a minimum of six paid State Park Lifeguard instructors and several volunteer assistants with the Junior Lifeguards at all times during the program. This supervision level exceeds the California wide standard ratio of 20 students to 1 paid Lifeguard instructor, during the absolute lowest level of supervision.