JGBanner  
County of Los Angeles Fire Department





Boat

Class Availability |  Cadet Information |  Taplin Information |  Application Process  |  Locations and Hours |  Program Calendar |  Cost, Financial Aid and Transportation |  Program Office

Download : | Transportation Form Valley | Transportation Form East/South LA | Financial Aid | New JG Information

Application Process

Applications

RETURNING JG Registration dates are TBD.  The registration link will be found on the homepage of our website. 

NEW JG Pre-registration will begin on the homepage two weeks prior to each swim test.  The online registration period for the April 18th swim test will begin on April 6th and end on April 17th. The online registration period for the May 9th swim test will begin at 9am on April 20th and end at noon on May 1st.  The online registration period for the Palisades Charter High School swim test will begin at 9am on May 18th and end on May 29th. Tryout times for each swim test will be randomly assigned when you register online. 

RETURNING Registration can be accessed on this Web site and NEW Registration at the beginning of April.  Follow the links to the registration page.  Complete all the required fields and select your session and area.  After completing your registration and submitting the information electronically, you will be prompted to print out the completed application and sign in three locations.  An email will be sent out with your application attached.

Swim Test Information

All new applicants must pass a timed 100 yard swim test at one of the scheduled locations.  The 100 yard distance is 4 lengths of a regulation high school pool.  The Junior Lifeguard program is not a swim school and therefore requires above average swimming ability to participate.

All NEW Program Applicants will be required to complete an “Underwater Test” before taking the applicable swim test for their age.  The Underwater Test will simply require the applicant to dive to the bottom of the pool and retrieve a swim ring.  Maximum pool depth will be 7’ or less.  Watch this video to see what the testing process and program details are all about.

Swim Test Times

The maximum acceptable times for the 100 yard swim are as follows:

Ages 9-11 C's 1:50 minutes or less
Ages 12-13 B's 1:40 minutes or less
Ages 14-17 A's 1:30 minutes or less

 

Swim Test Locations

April 18th - TBD

May 2nd - TBD

May 31st - TBD

Swim Test Policies

Tryout times will be randomly assigned when you register ONLINE two weeks before EACH swim test.

Age Groupings

Junior Lifeguards are divided into classes based on their age as of July 1, 2015.

  • C's - ages 9 to 11 years
  • B's - ages 12 and 13 years
  • A's - ages 14 - 17 years

A photocopy of your child's birth certificate must be presented with the application during registration.

Preparation

In order to give your child the best possible opportunity to qualify for the JG program, it would be advantageous to have them start preparing for the swim well in advance of the tryout swims. Contact a community pool or age group swim team to assist them in meeting the swim standards.

Class Availability |  Cadet Information |  Taplin Information |  Application Process  |  Locations and Hours |  Program Calendar |  Cost, Financial Aid and Transportation |  Program Office

Download : | Transportation Form Valley | Transportation Form East/South LA | Financial Aid | New JG Information

Copyright ©2002 - 2014 County of Los Angeles Fire Department.  All Rights Reserved.
Page Execution Time: 234 ms
Contact Us Privacy Policy
This website was made possible in part by a grant from the Technology Opportunities Program, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce and a partnership with the USC Sea Grant Program and the County of Los Angeles Department of Beaches and Harbors.