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  1. My child is a new JG; when is the test?
  2. What are the beach locations for JGs?
  3. Can my child do both session of Junior Lifeguards?
  4. What do I need to know if my child wants to complete in Nationals?
  5. What is the Junior Lifeguard program? How do I register for it?
  6. Uniform Pickup
  7. What are the JG Program hours?
  8. What is required to apply for financial aid?
  9. Are refunds available for the JG Program?

Junior Lifeguard Program

Q: My child is a new JG; when is the test?
A: The first swim test for new JGs this year is April 12th. Beginning on March 31st at 9 am and running through noon on April 11th, you need to go online (to http://www.watchthewater.org/jg/) to obtain a random lottery number which will tell you what time to go to the swim test. If your child passes the swim test, you will be able to register, pay and chose a beach based on availability. There are also tests on April 26th and May 4th (the dates to obtain a random lottery number for these tests are April 14 - 25 and April 28 - May 2, respectively). The locations for the swim tests are: April 12 - Culver City Plunge April 26 - Culver City Plunge May 4 - Palisades Charter High School

Q: What are the beach locations for JGs?
A: Cabrillo (AM and first session Only), Torrrance (AM and PM), Redondo (AM and PM), Hermosa (2nd St - AM and PM), Hermosa (14th St - AM and PM), Manhattan (AM and PM), El Segundo (AM and PM), Venice (AM and PM-first session, AM only second session), Santa Monica (AM and first session Only), Will Rogers (AM and PM), Zuma (AM and PM-first session, AM Only second session), Avalon (AM and first session Only)

Q: Can my child do both session of Junior Lifeguards?
A: Yes. During initial registration JGs can only sign up for one session. Once all registration is complete we will reopen the system and allow JGs to sign up for two sessions.

Q: What do I need to know if my child wants to complete in Nationals?
A: Junior Lifeguard Nationals will be on Wednesday, August 6th in Virginia Beach, CA. Event information will be available at www.uslanationals.org.
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Q: What is the Junior Lifeguard program? How do I register for it?
A: Information for the Junior Lifeguard program and the registration process is online. The Junior Guard application for new JGs will be available online two weeks prior to each swim test. If you are unable to access the Web site addresses please call (310) 939-7214.
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Q: Uniform Pickup
A: The uniform pickup date for the Summer of 2014 is June 14th at the Dockweiler Bluffs Parking Lot from 9am to 3pm.

Q: What are the JG Program hours?
A: Junior Lifeguard classes are held in two separate sessions from Monday through Friday, the morning session (8:30 to 11:30am) and the afternoon session (1:30 to 4:30pm). Depending on enrollment, you may have your choice of the morning class or the afternoon class. Please note that some locations do not offer an afternoon program. Parents should also please note: program hours are occasionally modified into all-day sessions in order to accommodate field trips or competition tryouts that require the participation of all the JG’s in a group. Please check your area calendar for details.

Q: What is required to apply for financial aid?
A: Please call (310) 939-7214 or download an application from our Web site. Eligibility must be determined before registration is completed. Financial aid qualification is based on household income; 2013 tax documents, unemployment documents or welfare documents will be required for eligibility. No W2’s will be accepted.

Q: Are refunds available for the JG Program?
A: If your child is unable to participate, a refund may be available. We must receive your request for a refund in writing no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, July 1st, 2013 for the first session or no later than 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 5th for the second session. Email your request to captcan@fire.lacounty.gov or mail or hand-deliver your request to: Junior Lifeguard Office, 2600 Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.


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