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Announcements:

*REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 30TH AT 5AM!*
Online registration will open on March 30th at 5:00AM.  Spots are limited and historically have filled up quickly.  All Participants MUST register prior to Tryouts.

WAITLISTS:
Waitlists will be done online!!! If the category you wish to sign up for is not present when you go to register, it is full. Look for the same categories waitlist and go through the registration process for the waitlist. You will be charged a non-refundable $1 to get your participants name on the waitlist. You will be notified by the Junior Lifeguard coordinator if a spot opens up.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING A COPY OF THEIR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE PROGRAM!!!


There will be NO priority registration for past participants. Demand is high and space will be very limited this season, so sign up early!

 Tuition Assistance (Scholarship) Applications are DUE MARCH 1st, 2015!!!

 Youth Aide Tryouts for 2015 are on April 12th at 8am at Twin Lakes State Beach (just down coast of the Santa Cruz Harbor)

Junior Lifeguard Program Information

The Junior Lifeguard program is a unique and challenging aquatic program for young people. Goals of the JG program are to promote water safety and environmental awareness.

WHO:
Boys and Girls - 6-15 years old (6-8 years old Seacliff Only!)
WHERE: Manresa, Seacliff and Twin Lakes State Beaches
WHEN: All programs run Monday through Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHY: Develop Ocean Safety Skills! Learn about the local environment! Have fun!

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*If you are a new Junior Lifeguard participant (i.e. have never participated in the Santa Cruz State Junior Lifeguard Program) you are REQUIRED to attend the Tryouts in April or May.

     2015 Program Locations and Dates:

Rio Del Mar State Beach (Platforms) (ages 6-15):
Session I - June 15- July 10
Session II - July 20- Aug 14

Manresa State Beach (ages 9-15):
Session I - June 15- July 10
Session II - July 20- Aug 14

Twin Lakes State Beach (ages 9-15):
Session I - June 15- July 10
Session II - July 20- Aug 14

Program Fees*:

Cost for one session: $400.00

* May have additional charges from active.com for processing fees

*Registration prices subject to change

About the Program:

The Junior Lifeguard Program emphasizes: Teamwork, Leadership, and Aquatic Safety while introducing young people to aquatic recreational and professional 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.

The program runs from 10:00am in the morning until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Our Program instructors are California State Lifeguards, who are trained in advanced first aid and rescue techniques and in most cases were junior guards themselves. It is for this reason that when you enroll your child into JG's you can rest assured that he or she is under the best of care.

In our program, your child will:

LEARN ALL ABOUT THE OCEAN

  • Safety, Ocean & Beach Hazards
  • Rip Currents, Waves & Tides
  • Beach Ecology & Marine Life

TRAIN IN

  • Surf & Ocean Rescue
  • First Aid & CPR
ENGAGE IN FUN ACTIVITIES SUCH AS:
  • Surfing & Boogie Boarding
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Body Surfing
  • Beach/Water Flags & Relay Races
  • Beach & Ocean Games
  • Dress up theme days
  • Junior Guard Competitions
EXERCISE

  • Beach Running
  • Ocean Swimming
  • Paddle Board Races
  • Push ups & Sit ups
  • Stretching & Calisthenics
Please review the rules before signing up to ensure an enjoyable summer for all.


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