Junior Lifeguards are girls and boys between 8-15, placed in groups by ability and age. Junior Guards have fun while learning ocean safety, rescue techniques, beach activities, physical fitness, and marine safety operations in an environment that emphasizes courtesy, respect, and good sportsmanship. In addition, they participate in small competitions throughout each session, including an "Ironchild" event on the last day of each session. For more information on the program, click here or contact the Community Services Department for more information at (949) 497-0788.
Junior Lifeguard Swim Test Information
If you're new to Junior Lifeguards, you'll be required to pass a swim test. Alternate dates are not offered. Prospective newcomers who miss swim test dates will not be able to enroll. NO EXCEPTIONS!! If you're not successful at your first swim test, you are welcome to try again on a later testing day. Once you pass the swim test, you will receive information on how to register for the program.
Swim test dates for 2020:
Fridays, from 6:00-7:30pm on 2/14, 3/13, 3/27, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 5/22, 6/12 & 6/26
Saturdays, from 3:00-4:00pm on 2/15, 3/14, 3/28, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5.23, 6/13 & 6/27
Laguna Beach High School and Community Pool, 670 Park Ave, Laguna Beach
Youngers (ages 8-11) must be able to swim 100 yards (4 pool lengths) in 2 minutes, 20 seconds
Olders (ages 12-15) must be able to swim 100 yards (4 pool lengths) in 1 minute, 50 seconds.