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Announcements:

*REGISTRATION for 2016 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, it is full. Look for the same programs waitlist and go through the registration process for 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, 2016!!! (Postmarked by February 27th)



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 @ Rio Del Mar Only!)
WHERE: Manresa, Rio Del Mar, 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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Age Groups: Your age is determined by the age you are the first day of your chosen session.

Little guards: 6-8yrs (Rio Del Mar)

C’s: 9-11 yrs

B’s: 12-13 yrs

A’s: 14-15 yrs

JG Assistants: 15-16 yrs


*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.

    2016 Program Locations and Dates:

Rio Del Mar State Beach (Platforms) (ages 6-15):
Session I - June 13- July 8
Session II - July 18- Aug 12

Manresa State Beach (ages 9-15):
Session I - June 13- July 8
Session II - July 18- Aug 12

Twin Lakes State Beach (ages 9-15):
Session I - June 13- July 8
Session II - July 18- Aug 12

Program Fees*:

Cost for one session: $400.00

* Additional charges will be added 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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