Information for the 2014 Junior Lifeguard Program
General Program Information
The Junior Guard Program is offered to all boys and girls in Los Angeles County. The program is designed to instruct youth (ages 9 through 17) in beach and ocean skills. The five week program provides instruction in water safety, swimming, body surfing, surfing, physical conditioning, competition skills, first aid, lifesaving, rescue techniques, CPR and the use of professional Lifesaving equipment.
2014 JG Program Tentative Calendar
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Program Dates and Hours:
The dates for the first session of the 2014 Junior Lifeguard program are Monday, June 23rd through Thursday, July 24th. No Class on July 4th or July 18th.. The dates for the second session of the 2014 Junior Lifeguard Program are Monday, July 28th through Saturday, August 23rd. Classes are every day, Monday through Friday. There are two class sessions: morning session (8:30am - 11:30am) and afternoon session (1:30pm - 4:30pm). Some areas do not offer the afternoon session. Some locations will not have programs during the second session. Program hours are occasionally modified into a FULL day, upon the Instructor's discretion. Watch this video to see what the testing process and program details are all about.
The projected fee for this year's JG Program is $476. A uniform is included in the fee. Girls receive a Junior Lifeguard t-shirt and a navy blue Speedo tank swimsuit. Boys receive a Junior Lifeguard t-shirt and navy blue custom designed Body Glove board shorts. Financial Aid is available.
New applicants for the Summer 2014 program are required to tryout. A photocopy of the applicant's birth certificate must be presented before a child can tryout. Swim test dates will be announced soon.
Swim Test Locations:
April 12, 2014- Mira Costa High School Pool
(701 S. Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach)
April 26, 2014- Culver City Plunge
(4175 Overland Avenue, Culver City)
May 4, 2014 - Palisades Charter HS Pool
(15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades)
A's (ages 14-17) 100 yards under 1:30
B's (ages 12-13) 100 yards under 1:40
C's (ages 9-11) 100 yards under 1:50
CADETS (ages 16-17) 500 yards under 7:00 qualifies to move forward in the application process. See Cadet page.
Ages are as of July 1st, 2014
Uniform Pick-up Dates and Locations
April 12th- Mira Costa High School
April 26th - Culver City Plunge
May 4th - Palisades Charter High School
TBD - Dockweiler Bluffs Parking Lot
Program Tax ID Number:
The Tax ID Number of the Junior Lifeguard Program is: 95-6000927.