Press ReleasePress ReleaseCity of Laguna Beach
John Pietig, City Manager

505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0704
Fax: (949) 497-0771


Subject :Registration Now Open for 2021 Laguna Beach Junior Lifeguard Program
Contact :John Pietig    (949) 497-0704

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – The City of Laguna Beach is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2021 Junior Lifeguard Program. 

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.

Junior Guards who are returning from the Summer 2019 program are now eligible to register. Newcomers must pass the required swim test. Click here to sign up for a swim test or register for the program.  Swim tests are offered by appointment only at the Laguna Beach High School and Community Pool, 670 Park Avenue, on the following dates: 

(Fridays): March 19, April 2, 16 & 30, May 14 & 28, and June 11 & 25

(Saturdays): March 20, April 3 & 17, May 1 & 15, and June 12 & 26

Swim Test Requirements: “Youngers” (ages 8-11): Ability to swim 100 yards (4 pool lengths) in 2 minutes, 20 seconds; “Olders” (ages 12-15): Ability to swim 100 yards (4 pool lengths) in 1 minute, 50 seconds.

Schedule and Fees: The Junior Lifeguard program is open on a space-available basis. Junior Lifeguards are put into groups based on age and ability. Classes meet in the morning or afternoon Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and all day on Thursday. Junior Lifeguards does not meet on Fridays. 

Session 1: June 14 – July 1

Session 2: July 5 – July 22

Fees include shorts, T-shirt, rashguard, sweatshirt, towel, group photo, and picnic. 

$295 – LB residents (defined as those who live within the boundaries of the Laguna Beach Unified School District.)

$320 – Non-residents (registration for non-residents will open on April 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.)

In compliance with local and state health orders, programing changes may be necessary due impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Click here to learn more about the program, click here to sign up, or for more information, contact Marine Safety Captain Kai Bond, at